Family Relationships Counsellor

Part Time
Applications have closed
  • Part Time Fixed Term position until June 2021– 0.4EFT
  • Based in Ballarat
  • Attractive salary packaging options

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About the role

The Family Relationship Counselling Program aims to strengthen family relationships, prevent breakdown and ensure the wellbeing and safety of children through the provision of broad-based counselling and education to families of different forms and sizes. These services are primarily early intervention and prevention and are targeted to critical family transition points including formation, extension and separation.

In this important role, you will work with families to address relationships issues impacting individuals and their families. This work includes addressing such areas as separation, parenting, depression and family violence at an individual, group and community level. The position works with men, women and couples.


Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Studies or related discipline.

If we could construct the optimal you:

You are an enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated family counselling skills and experience and enjoy working collaboratively to achieve outcomes. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to quickly build strong relationships with families and key stakeholders. You are not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Greg Lewis, Acting Team Leader on (03) 5337 3333.

How to apply

Please submit your application though Cafs online portal by selecting the “apply now” button on our careers webpage. You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  1. How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  2. Outline your experience working with vulnerable children and parents within a culturally sensitive, child-centred framework.
  3. What counselling skills and experience will you bring to the role?

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

Applications close Sunday 1st November.   

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check.