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Skylight is looking to recruit a Counsellor, based at Skylight metropolitan sites, this role as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team to assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality therapeutic services.

This is a Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2021. The SACS award for this position is SACS Level 5 and 0.6 – 1.0fte.

Skylight programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services. Skylight develops programs with input from carers and participants, to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health. Services include individual support, carer programs, therapeutic groups, social and recreational activities, together with information, education, advice and referral.

Skylight is seeking a Counsellor to work as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team to assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality therapeutic services.

Under the general direction of the Team Leader or delegate, the Counsellor will contribute to a collaborative and flexible team culture, to build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with program participants.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work and a minimum of two years supervised experience in counselling or therapeutic mental health services.
  • Excellent high level communication skills including verbal, written and interpersonal.
  • Demonstrated ability for self-reflection and self-awareness.
  • Demonstrated ability to use therapeutic interventions and use appropriate tools.
  • A current and full registration to either ACA or PCFA.
  • Current SA Drivers Licence; DCSI  Working With Children Check and DCSI Disability clearance Employment Screening

We would like to hear from applicants able to meet the skills, knowledge and experience required. Please distribute through your teams and networks.

To Apply

For more details or enquiries, please contact: Matthea Malcolm at (08) 8378 4100 or mmalcolm@skylight.org.au

To view the job description, please click here.

To be considered for the role, please answer the 3 questions below on a maximum of 1 page, together with a cover letter and your resume:

  1. What is your understanding of Recovery-based practices?
  2. What does a person-centered approach look like in a therapeutic group?
  3. Please give us an example of a time when your personal values were in conflict or contrast to those held by your client. What was the impact on you? What actions did you take (if any)?

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged.

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 5pm Friday 29th May 2020

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