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  • Join a true values based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Part time (0.8 FTE), ongoing position
  • $97,027 pro rata + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Based in Marrickville, NSW


The Adolescent & Family Sexual Assault Counsellor provides counselling for adolescents aged 12 to 18 years and their family members either individually or together. The role also involves co-facilitating groups with parents of adolescents and young people. 

We operate from a client-centred, strengths-based, trauma-informed model with a focus on supporting families to remain connected, increase safety and developing strategies which promote resilience.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed as they arrive.


Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provide counselling to individual adolescents, parents/carers or families
  • Co-facilitate therapeutic and psycho-educational groups for adolescents and parents
  • Participate actively in regular formal supervision
  • Demonstrate commitment to own learning and development
  • Maintain client files, case notes and data in accordance with funding body and agency standards


Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, counselling or related disciplines
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the provision of face-to-face counselling
  • Demonstrated use of trauma Informed practice in the provision of counselling to adolescents and their families
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and mandatory reporting requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption


Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.



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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.