Applications are called for Family Consultant at the Family Court of Western Australia Counselling and Consultancy Service (FCCCS) for a pool recruitment for various full time and part time, permanent and contract positions.
Family Consultants undertake responsibilities associated with the provision of risk assessment, case management, mediation, counselling and reporting as required under the Family Law Act and Family Court Act. Together with Magistrates and Judges, Family Consultants jointly case manage families in child related proceedings. The position involves undertaking the assessment of risk factors such as family violence, substance abuse and mental health. Strong analytical and conceptual skills are required working with the dynamics relating to family breakdown, child abuse and protection including child development. Interviewing children and young people and writing reports for the Family Court within strict deadlines is a core responsibility.
These positions require a recognised degree in Social Work, or Psychology with eligibility for registration with the relevant professional body. Sound risk assessment, case management, counselling and/or mediation skills and capacity to work with high conflict families and observation and assessment of children is essential.
Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position.
We offer a wide variety of personal and professional benefits, information on the benefits of working with us is available from the "what we offer" section on our website.
Work Related Requirements
Please read the Job Description Form (JDF) for more information about the work related requirements of this position. Appointment to a role with the Department of Justice is conditional upon obtaining an employment screening clearance, which includes a National Criminal History Check and any other relevant checks.
Further Job Related Information
If you are interested in the position and would like further information on the role, contact Stephen Clarke on (08) 9224 8248 for a confidential discussion. Information about applying and submitting your application is available on our website.
How To Apply
The Department requests applicants to submit an on-line application using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below. As part of your online application you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and to attach the following information as part of your application:
A current comprehensive Resume including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing three essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form. Your application should address each of the following three selection criteria: Please note, your written response is limited to FOUR sides of A4 using Arial Font Size 10.
- Demonstrated experience and high level skills in undertaking assessments, developing client plans and case management.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and decision making skills including the ability to apply relevant legislation.
- Demonstrated high level knowledge, experience and skills in assessment and counselling in family relationships, dynamics relating to family breakdown, child abuse and protection, child development, and family violence
The full selection criteria will be assessed during the selection process.
Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which permanent, fixed term, full-time and part-time appointments may be made when vacancies occur.
The pool will operate for a twelve month period.
- Applications received after the closing date/time OR applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.