Seeking a qualified and experienced family therapist and groups facilitator to work with children and families.

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 role delivers evidence-based therapeutic interventions, trauma informed counselling in Family Therapy, providing face to face, telephone or online sessions with individuals and families.

Supporting and facilitating evidence-based group sessions that are focused on enhancing participants knowledge and wellbeing whilst working effectively with other relevant service providers to ensure a collaborative and integrated responses to community needs is another responsibility of this role.

Our Counsellor will:

  • 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.
  • Support and facilitate educational groups regarding a range of topics for example, parenting programs, women’s wellbeing programs and primary prevention healthy relationships programs for young people, etc.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Successfully deliver trauma informed evidence-based counselling, psychotherapy and groupwork in line with program requirements.
  • Successfully provide appropriate information and psycho-educational material and information to identified clients to aid in the therapeutic process.
  • Effectively assess therapeutic needs of clients.
  • Effective and appropriate referrals are provided to clients.
  • Effectively coordinate and successfully deliver community events.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Counselling or equivalent is required. Post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.
  • Minimum 5 years experience providing Counselling Services in Family Therapy working with individuals, couples, children and families.
  • Experience supporting groups, providing education and facilitating events.

A full copy of the position description is available on request from or by phone: 07 3889 0063, or visit

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.

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All enquiries and applications are treated in strict confidence.

Please note: we are not 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.