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Job Number : 35132
Type and Location : Child & Adolescent / QLD - Other
Listed By : Bravehearts on 13 Oct 2021
Psychologist, Social Worker or Counsellor (Full time, Fixed term 30th June 2022))

The Courage Project (Bravehearts) provides a trauma informed mental health service for children under 14 years old who have and/or are experiencing physical and/or sexual abuse/assault and at risk of self-harm in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac area. 


The role 

Reporting to the Practice Manager, the Therapeutic Clinician provides counselling to children under the age of 14 years old. The role is full time until 30 June, 2022 with the possibility of contract extension.


Relocation package is available if moving to Mackay. 


The key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Provide professional counselling to children, young people and their non-offending family members.
  • Conduct assessments with clients at the beginning and completion of therapy.
  • Maintain accurate and timely recordings of sessions through case notes.
  • Undertake travel throughout the Whitsunday Region to deliver an outreach program.
  • Compile concise and professional reports when required internally as well as to external bodies, such as the NQPHN, Department of Child Safety Youth & Women, Police, and Family Law Court.
  • Attend regular supervision and counselling meetings.


For a full copy of the Position Description please visit 


Benefits and perks

  • Up to 5 extra days of Self-Care leave to be used annually
  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Paid birthday day off
  • Monthly professional development days
  • Small annual allowance to put towards external professional development
  • A culture of self-care
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members


Skills and experience

  • The ideal candidate will have several years' experience in trauma counselling and be proficient in individual counselling and family support, in addition to a sound understanding of the effects of child sexual assault on individual, family, interpersonal, and societal levels. 
  • Candidates need to possess a qualification in psychology, counselling, allied health or social work and a registration and/or membership with a governing body of profession (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Australian Counselling Association or the Australian Association of Social Work).
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, as well as exceptional organisational and Microsoft office skills are essential to this role. 
  • A demonstrated understanding of child protection legislation relevant to service delivery is required.

Child-Safe and NDIS accredited


  • New no card, no start rules means that you are required to have a current Worker Screening test and Blue Card to commence employment at Bravehearts in Queensland. In addition, a National Criminal Check is a requirement. 

If you are looking for that opportunity to make a difference to children's lives apply today ensuring to include a CV and cover letter explaining why YOU would be the right candidate for this role.


Applications will be considered upon submisson.

Contact Details
Hiring Manager:

Kaiyu Van Tonder

Email: [email protected]

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