Counsellor/Educator – Parents under Pressure (PuP) – Albany

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Counsellor/Educator – Parents under Pressure (PuP)

Permanent Part Time – 4 days/week (0.8 FTE)

Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service

Location: Albany

About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.

About the role

The Parents Under Pressure (PUP) program combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The program is home-based and designed for families in which there are many difficult life circumstances that impact on family functioning. Such problems may include depression and anxiety, substance misuse, family conflict and severe financial stress. The program is highly individualised to suit each family.

The overarching aim of the PUP program is to help parents facing adversity develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strength-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual and child behaviour problems can be managed in a calm non punitive manner.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver care to families with complex, multifaceted problems through home visiting, case management and therapeutic assessment and counselling.
  • Passion for supporting families
  • Ability to work unsupervised and within a team
  • Demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Have highly level communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft office
  • A valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

Pay Level is equivalent to Level 4 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please view the JDF linked below.

JDF – GSCADS – Great Southern – Counsellor Educator PuP


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 5 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 9 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer and 2 weeks partner parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate

To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: 18 July 2024

Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position please contact Deb Slade on 9892 2100 or email

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

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