Part Time, Fixed Term Contract

This is a Part-time (28 hours per week) fixed term contract to 30 June 2023 and involves the delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions, trauma informed counselling in Family Therapy, that meet the needs of the community, through provision of face to face, telephone or online sessions with individuals and families. This role is supported by a team of Senior Counsellors.

Encircle has been supporting people in the Moreton Bay and Brisbane North regions for 35 years, creating a culture where everyone can be their best, in an environment that values inclusion, diversity, and flexibility. At Encircle, everyone is welcome, everyone belongs.

Our team is passionate, and we are making a difference. We are driven to support our community through their toughest challenges, helping them reach their goals. We work with energy, curiosity, professionalism and optimism.

About the Team

The Counselling and Families Team deliver Counselling and Family support services within the Moreton Bay and North Brisbane regional on behalf of the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.

Encircle’s team of qualified and experienced, professional Counsellors provide essential support to individuals and families and includes specialised individual therapy through to a variety of groups focusing on topics such as Women’s Wellbeing and Self Esteem, Circle of Security Parenting Program, and My Super-powered Relationships designed for children 8 to 12 years to name just a few.

About this Role

This is a Part-time (28 hours per week) fixed term contract to 30 June 2023 aligned with funding and involves the delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions, trauma informed counselling in Family Therapy, that meet the needs of the community, through provision of face to face, telephone or online sessions with individuals and families. This role is supported by a team of Senior Counsellors.

In collaboration with the wider Counselling and Families team, this role coordinates the delivery of quality, group-based programs to the Moreton Bay community and will be integral in the development of programs to improve children’s development and wellbeing and assist families to strengthen their relationships and build their capacity.

Counselling Services

  • Practice counselling within a trauma informed, client-centered and strengths-based framework, using a variety of evidence based best practice counselling modalities and therapeutic interventions for individuals, couples, children and families.
  • Implement assessment and case formulation, therapeutic and session goal identification, ongoing assessment of client needs to determine length of therapeutic delivery (short, medium or long-term) with support of the senior counselling team and undertake ongoing assessment and evaluation of client progress and completion of output scales.

Children and Parenting Services (CAPS) Group Facilitator

  • Participate in the development of CAPS operational planning, setting outcomes and refining practices, with the assistance of senior team members and supervisor, within approved budgets.
  • Develop and maintain productive and mutually beneficial working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including schools, external agencies, community organisations, and facilitators.
  • Coordinate programs with schools and Encircle Neighbourhood Centres
  • Facilitate programs within Encircle Neighbourhood Centres

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be able to work autonomously, whilst managing and planning daily work schedules, CAPS activities and initiatives as well as assisting in the supervision of students and volunteers in accordance with operational plans and objectives.
  • Actively manage client case load, working with confidential sensitive information and managing records in line with Privacy Principles
  • To build networks and to work collaboratively with key stakeholders including local schools and agencies
  • Possess high level communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as contribute to team planning and activities
  • Understanding and application of the principles of social justice
  • Maintain a professional standard and work with integrity
  • Continually develop both personally and professionally to meet the changing needs of the position, career and organisation.
  • Flexibility in the delivery of services to meet the needs of the community.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor level qualifications in Counselling
  • Minimum two years experience in providing Counselling Services in relevant discipline with individuals, couples, and families
  • Experience supporting groups, providing education and facilitating events

A full copy of the position description is available on request via email:  or phone 07 3889 0063

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Encircle is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a CALD background and people living with a disability. If you feel you have the right qualifications and experience and have an interest in working in Community Services, please contact Casey for further information regarding this position. All enquiries are treated in strict confidence.

CONTACT: Casey Locke. Email:  or phone 07 3889 0063 if you have any questions in relation to this position.

To apply for this position, you should include a cover letter introducing yourself and clearly identifying the position you are applying for, summarising your suitability for this role, referring to the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.  A copy of your Resume should also be included with your application.

Please note that we will not be accepting applications via employment agencies.

Applications for this role will be accepted until the position is filled with interviews being undertaken during the advertisement period.

Other Encircle Opportunities:

  • Family Support Practitioner, Part-time FTC 30/06/2023
  • Family Therapist – Full-time FTC 30/06/2023
  • Family Therapy Counsellor & Group Facilitator – Part-time FTC 30/06/2023
  • Program Support Officer, Family Support Team – Part-time FTC 30/06/2023
  • Community Legal Services, Senior Solicitor – Full-time or Part Time, Permanent
  • Homeless Outreach Worker

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact Casey on  or phone 07 3889 0063 to discuss and obtain a copy of the position description.