Post Adoption Counsellor

1 Full-time position based in Milton (86k - 92k inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging) 1 Part time position (4 days/week) based in Milton ($40ph - $43ph + Super + Salary Packaging)Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH options availableThe Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.  As part of The Benevolent Society vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. About this roleFor 13 years Post Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) has supported people across QLD whose lives have been affected by adoption.  As a Post Adoption Counsellor, you will improve the well being of people affected by adoption by providing therapeutic services such as counselling, therapeutic group work, other events, search (for family members lost to adoption), intermediary (outreach and connection with family members lost to adoption). The role also involves written work such as contributing to a quarterly newsletter, contributing to the PASQ Facebook page, and creation of information resources. We use a trauma-informed, family systems and strengths-based approach to support our clients.DutiesProvide face to face, video and telephone counselling services to people presenting with grief, trauma, identity, relationship, parenting, drug and alcohol, domestic violence and mental health issues relating to experiences of adoption.Engage clients using appropriate strengths based assessments and risk minimisation processes.Work with clients to research, create, monitor and evaluate their client plan and outcomes, that identify strengths as well as areas of risk, ensuring clients are actively engaged in the process.Work with clients affected by adoption to prepare for connection with family and the associated issues that can occurFacilitate connection meetings and provide debriefing support to clientsOur Benefits   We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay! Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.   Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees (That’s an extra 12 days off a year!).     Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years    Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.    Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways. Skills and experienceYou will have a relevant tertiary (degree) qualification eg. social work, counselling, psychology and:An understanding of the key issues surrounding adoption such as trauma and its impact, grief and loss, identity and reunion issues.Experience delivering trauma informed evidence-based therapeutic services, individually and in groups.Demonstrated practice skills working therapeutically with adults and adolescents, preferably in a post adoption service.High level written and verbal communication skills, with knowledge of search, outreach and intermediary practices.Current driver's license.Apply online today! (Interviews to commence before closing date)To apply, please follow the link and submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role Have any questions? Contact Sharon on 0466 567 596 to discuss the role in more detail.If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace. Click here for Position Profile 40 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Southern Suburbs & Logan Milton 4064