For 10 years, Post Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) has supported people whose lives have been affected by adoption.
Your new role:
As a Post Adoption Counsellor, you will improve the well being of people of all ages affected by adoption by providing therapeutic services such as counselling, group work, information, search and reunion (intermediary) services. We use a trauma-informed, family systems and strengths based approach to support individuals and families navigate their post adoption journey.
Terms: Ongoing part-time role (32 hours a week) based in Milton, QLD.
Some of our benefits:
- We support you to work flexibly
- We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
- We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
- Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
What you need to succeed?
You will have a tertiary qualification and:
- Understanding of the key issues surrounding adoption such as trauma and its impact, reunion issues, the historical context of forced adoption, and the position and views of differing stakeholders in the adoption space.
- Experience delivering trauma informed evidence-based programs and therapeutic services
- Demonstrated practice skills working therapeutically with children and adults, preferably in a post adoption service.
- Experience working therapeutically with children and teenagers is desirable
- High level written and verbal communication skills, with knowledge of search and outreach practices applied when acting as an intermediary
- Great people skills and capacity to engage with people from all walks of life
- Current driver's license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)
Interested? Apply online today!
Please submit your cover letter (no more than two pages) outlining how your skills and experience align to the key elements of the role listed above.
Closing date: Sunday July 19th 2020
Call Sarah Jane on 0419667087 (Mon-Thurs) for more details
We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).