Family Counsellor - Emerald

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking to appoint a Family Counsellor to work as a part of our UnitingCare Family Intervention Service based in Emerald on a Permanent Full Time basis.

This position provides a holistic response to the needs of each individual in the family and to the family unit as a whole, to families whose children are at imminent risk of out of home placement or requiring reunification following a period of out of home care to address issues relating to, but not limited to, child protection concerns.

What you'll need

You will need to be able to achieve results through personal proficiency and demonstrate high-quality technical or professional work. You will have demonstrated skills and sound knowledge gained through experience working with children and families.  Experience in the area of child protection is preferred but not essential.  In addition to the above you will also be required to have:

  • A Tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor Degree) in a relevant human services field with relevant experience in previous roles, and where relevant registration with a nationally recognised professional body is desirable.
  • Qld Suitability Card for Child Related Employment (Blue Card).
  • Current Drivers Licence

Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care's vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care's mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters)  approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Supporting you to support others

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of  services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:   

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together? 

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter. Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. 
UnitingCare as part of our commitment to reconciliation and building long term employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, would strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for this position. You can learn more about UnitingCare's Reconciliation Action Plan here.