General Counsellor


About Us

Peace Begins With Me (PBWM) – Therapeutic Services is a young and vibrant mental health service provider focused on delivering an evidence-based clinical practice that results in improved client outcomes. Being a client-centred practice, we provide a range of holistic treatment services tailored to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

We pride ourselves on being a team that is supportive, compassionate, highly skilled and committed to providing service that meets or exceeds current professional best practice standards.

About the Role

As our practice is growing, we are looking for General Counsellors with Mental Health accreditation qualifications (or committed to obtaining) to join our team on a contractual basis.

As a General Counsellor, you will be working with individuals, couples, and families requiring a diverse range of mental health support. Utilising a trauma-informed, harm minimisation approach to assessment, treatment, and clinical care service delivery, you will provide therapeutic clinical service to our clients. Further, opportunities may arise for the facilitation of occasional group programs.

Our offer to you

  • Diversity of presenting issues, caseload, and days that are flexible and negotiable.
  • A very supportive, collaborative, authentic, and friendly environment.
  • A therapy team that fosters the value of its relationships with, and support of, its General Counsellors.
  • Training and ongoing professional support, supervision, and mentoring offered from highly experienced clinical professionals.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • The provision of high-quality mental health and counselling services to clients of Peace Begins With Me (PBWM) – Therapeutic Services in line with all relevant policies, procedures and guidelines, including Code of Ethics.
  • Identify, assess, plan, set treatment goals, and implement effective interventions that are client-directed, collaborative, consultative, and promote the client's overall wellbeing.
  • On occasion, participate in the delivery and evaluation of group programs, including co-facilitation of groups with other members of the team.
  • Assist coordinated client care and support monitoring or accountability of clinical activities by documenting clinical services.

About You

We are looking for:

  • Qualifications in a relevant field – Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, or Mental Health Nurse.
  • Mental Health accreditation qualifications (or committed to obtaining).
  • Current relevant registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), or similar governing body (or eligible for registration and committed to obtaining prior to start).
  • Current, or eligible for and committed to obtaining prior to start, Victorian Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Knowledge and experience in counselling and therapeutic treatment services for individuals, couples, and families presenting with multiple issues, including but not limited to trauma, mental health, and addiction.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and therapeutic approaches (Eye Movement Desensitising Reprocessing (EMDR), is highly desirable).
  • Capacity to provide high quality counselling to a diverse range of clients including: clients with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, clients that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, clients who identify as LGBTIQ, or clients that live with a disability, is highly desirable.
  • Experience in psychological assessment, maintaining clinical records, and the preparing of reports.
  • Skills in clinical case management, liaison, and developing referral networks.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Have (or committed to obtaining prior to start) a valid Australian Business Number (ABN).

How to Apply

If you would like to discuss your potential for this role call Irina at 0412 373 494 or to apply, please submit a current copy of your CV and covering letter.

PBWM’s selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and any culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people interested in applying for a position at PBWM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Mental Health Counselling: 2 years (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • The candidate can work permanently with no restriction on hours (Required)

Benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Training and professional development assistance