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Carer Counsellor - Aged & Carer Services

Uniting - East Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job no: 495961
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne East
Categories: Aged and Carer Services

Leading community services organisation
Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
Full time ongoing
Position based in Mount Waverley

About the opportunity

The Carer Counsellor is responsible for providing a range of short-term counselling and support services, including, care coordination, and group work to carers who care for people who are aged, have a disability, mental health condition or other chronic health condition including dementia.

The Carer counsellor provides direct counselling to individuals through face to face, structured telephone calls, internet or group work. The Carer Counsellor has a role in networking with other service providers in the region

View the full position description here

About you

We're looking for motivated people who have a genuine interest in and commitment to working with vulnerable people in our community. Empathy, resilience, outstanding personal qualities and a preference for working within a collaborative team environment are qualities that will succeed in the role.

In addition to the above you will also have:
Bachelor qualification in Social Work / Qualification in Counselling or equivalent tertiary related field.
Accreditation within a relevant Australian professional association; Australian Counselling Association, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia or Australian Association of Social Workers
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in direct service provision with associated skills in the provision of a high standard of care coordination, counselling and group work for the target population. Demonstrated experience of counselling with carers and in using Rogerian and Cognitive Behavioural therapies as a minimum
Evidence of training in other therapies to be used with carers
Demonstrated experience in working with individuals with short-term counselling and support service needs.
Demonstrated experience in designing, planning, delivering and evaluating group work programs
Knowledge of the community care sector, including the challenges faced by carers of people with dementia, disability, chronic illness, mental health condition and the aged
Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
High level organisational skills, including time management
Ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close Friday 18 June 2021

Get in touch

Nilofer Banai on 0408 839 547 during business hours

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

Advertised: 03 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

East Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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