Make every day at work an adventure

Human Nature provides a workplace where you can thrive. We value innovation and are guided by a connection with nature. 

As we continue to expand, we are looking for talented people whose outlook and values match our own.      

We’re all about empowering and supporting young people and offering them innovative therapy in an outdoor environment. Please review the criteria below and if you feel like you’d be suited to work with Human Nature please apply via Seek.

True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.

Daniel Goleman

Vacant Positions

Adventure Therapist

Part-Time (3 days per week – negotiable)

Salary $75,000 – $80,000 per annum pro rata

Are you an experienced Psychologist, Social Worker or Counsellor who works with young people and is excited by the prospect of working beyond the limitations of conventional practice settings? Would you like to work in an extraordinary service with an engagement rate of close to 95%? Somewhere that you know you make a difference?


At Human Nature, we support and empower young people to heal and thrive through a deeper connection with themselves, with peers, with nature and their community. As an Adventure Therapist, you will work with a multi disciplinary team to provide therapeutic support with vulnerable young people in nature-based settings. As a member of our team, you will be personally and professionally supported to make a positive difference in the lives of our participants.


About the Role
The Adventure Therapist is a key member of a small team of mental health professionals and youth workers who are relentless in their pursuit of doing things better and differently. The team is deeply supportive and caring. We meet young people where they are at, we listen, support and connect and provide them with the tools and confidence to move forward together. The role works collaboratively with our Lead Psychologist and program team to deliver holistic care to young people across a suite of integrated programs.

You will mainly be working with young women and female bodied young people in this role.

About You

  • Highly developed therapeutic skills, with demonstrated experience in providing effective and evidence-based therapies to vulnerable young people aged 14 – 22 with multiple support needs including mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to undertake case management and work in partnership with other services and agencies, including an understanding of referral processes and the value of those services to the wellbeing and recovery of the young people and their family/carers.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work therapeutically in an outreach, non-clinical, and/or nature-based context, or willingness to do so.
  • A level of physical fitness and capacity suitable for multi-day hiking, and other adventure therapy activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, bike riding and kayaking.

All applicants must have:

  • Tertiary qualifications as Psychologist or Social Worker or Post Graduate Counselling qualifications
  • Current full Registration with AHPRA or other relevant professional association.
  • Australian residency
  • Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel across the Northern Rivers in the course of employment
  • Own vehicle for outreach when company vehicle is unavailable
  • NSW Working with Children Check, clear Federal Police Check
  • Proof of full vaccination with an approved COVID 19 vaccine

Benefits

  • Above award salary- negotiable based on experience and qualifications
  • Generous salary sacrificing
  • Opportunity to provide meaningful support for vulnerable young people whilst connecting to nature
  • Flexible work hours
  • Work collaboratively as part of a small, high energy team
  • Professional support and development structures embedded into the team and approach to service delivery

Enquiries

Please review the position description carefully. If you have any further questions, contact our Program Manager, Jen Parke by email jen@humannature.org.au or mobile (during work hours) on 0458 451 618.

How to Apply

All applications must be received through Seek.com to be considered.

Please note applications will be considered as received and advertising will close once suitable candidates have been selected.

Refer to the Position Description

Please provide:

Current resume

Two page (maximum) cover letter including responses to the Essential Criteria from the position description

You will be required to respond to the following screening questions on Seek.com:

Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?

Do you have an unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia?

Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or similar relevant professional association?

Which of the following statements best describes your Covid vaccination status?

To download the full position description click here.