We’re hiring! Expressive Therapist/Play Therapist/Art Therapist

10 Oct 2022

Join our team!

About the Role

The role of the therapeutic team at Be Centre is to help children to make sense of difficult life experiences or complex psychological issues through children’s natural language of play and creativity.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications required

• Undergraduate degree in health sciences, allied health, teaching, nursing, counselling or a similar degree aligned with the provision of health and developmental services to children.
• A tertiary qualification in play therapy, expressive or creative arts or a similar degree aligned with the provision of health and developmental services to children.
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in working therapeutically with children aged 3-12 years.
• Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy or a Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in Play Therapy is highly regarded
• Empathic and with an open and friendly manner
• The ability to gain the trust of children
• Resilience and insight for working with children in emotional distress
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• A broad knowledge of child development
• A good understanding of the different ways children communicate their feelings
• The ability to work with difficult behaviour or facts, without making judgements
• A good understanding of issues surrounding confidentiality
• Competent in Information Technology including digital record keeping and clinical scheduling systems
• Maintain professional development & association membership appropriately such as AHPRA, PACFA, APPTA, APTA, PTI, BAPT.


• Conduct therapeutic modality offered to a high, professional standard
• Support families to respond to their child’s emotional needs
• Liaise with other health professionals and organisations as appropriate
• Keep records carefully and to a professional standard
• Work collaboratively with other Be Centre Therapists and with the Fundraising & Development Team to help promote Be Centre brand/services
• Promote play and creative therapies to the broader community
• Act in the best interests of the Be Centre business when administering scholarships
• Adhere to Be Centre’s policies and procedures
• Act ethically, responsibly, and respectfully at all times

In return we offer

• A beautiful and vibrant office environment that is purpose-built for the work we do.
• Paid for individual supervision and regular group supervision
• An annual contribution towards professional development of your choosing; and
• Onsite parking at no charge.

Please send a cover letter and your CV to Penny Bird at Penny@becentre.org.au or call the office to find out more about the role 02 99137000. 

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