Child Therapist

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Located at the Jane Ardler Centre (Nowra)

16 June 2024


The Child and Adolescent Counsellor will be responsible for delivering culturally appropriate, evidence based counselling services and support to Aboriginal children, their families and carers in both individual and group based settings, utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques.

  • Ensure that clients have a K5 (Outcome Measure) completed at the start and end of each episode.
  • Completion of episodes recorded appropriately with an initial and final outcome measure recorded.
  • Clients at risk of suicide are to be followed up within seven days of referral and reported appropriately.
  • Maintain an up to date appointment book, ensuring all appointments for all client contacts are booked in and actioned as required.
  • Provide appropriate counselling, referral and support to children, young people and their families using a wide range of strategies including individual, group, family and community-based interventions.
  • Ensure open and transparent communication with parent/carers is offered during all episodes of care and recorded appropriately.
  • Case notes to be entered into the database within 48 hours of all contacts.
  • Ensure client satisfaction documentation is completed at the review and exit.
  • Complete PMHC start and end episode clinical items for each new client.
  • Parent/Carer feedback forms completed after all episodes.
  • Ensure the satisfaction forms are uploaded into client file within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Assist in the preparation of all reporting requirements.
  • Attend relevant team meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
  • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
  • Participate in relevant annual performance reviews.
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or delegate

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria): For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2022-2025.

Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is an inherent requirement of this role, to ensure that SCMSAC fulfils its WHS obligations. The incumbent must remain up to date with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) national advice regarding vaccines and booster shots.