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Employment at Butterfly

Would you like to work for Australia’s largest not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with eating disorders and negative body image?

To apply for a particular role, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing essential selection criteria as detailed in the position description. 

All applications need to be submitted by email to Butterfly's Human Resource team at hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with a subject title stating the position you are applying for.  

For general employment enquiries, contact HR on (02) 8456 3919

Current Employment Opportunities

Position Vacant: National Director, National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
  • Sydney or Melbourne Based
  • NEDC is seeking expressions of interest for a National Director

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is a collaboration of stakeholders with expertise in the promotion, prevention, early intervention, treatment and management of eating disorders.

Our primary purpose is to develop and maintain a nationally consistent and evidence-based approach to the prevention and management of Eating Disorders.

About the Role:

As the National Director of the NEDC, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the NEDC.

You will work strategically with key stakeholders to advance the national eating disorders agenda, implement key, evidenced-based projects, and manage team activities and funding to achieve key outcomes and deliverables.

A well-developed understanding of eating disorders and body image issues, and their impact on mental and physical health will drive your desire to make eating disorders a priority mainstream health issue in Australia. Clinical experience in the area of eating disorders is preferred.

The Butterfly Foundation is the coordinating agency of the NEDC on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health. As such, the role of NEDC National Director is contracted as an employee of the Butterfly Foundation, reporting operationally to the Butterfly Foundation CEO and working closely with the Chair of the NEDC Steering Committee.

To Apply:

Please forward your expression of interest no later than Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

For a full position description and confidential discussion, please contact Kevin Barrow, CEO, Butterfly Foundation at kevin.barrow@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Position Vacant: Sessional Presenter (Youth) - Melbourne

Guide Peoples Paths!

  • Join Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders.
  • Help support young people's body confidence.
  • Excellent pay rate.
  • Flexible Casual Opportunity. 
  • Location: Melbourne & surrounds with occasional regional locations.

About the Role:

The primary role of the Sessional Presenter is to deliver interactive and engaging large-scale presentations within schools. Along with this, there is also opportunities to deliver Youth Leadership workshops and the potential to facilitate Parents and Professionals workshops for those with relevant knowledge and experience.

By challenging unrealistic ideals, beliefs and behaviours, this role will encourage young people to think about and build better body esteem and boost resilience and provide information, tools and strategies to those working with young people and their families.

Days/Hours: Must have good availability on a minimum of 2 days per week (during school terms)

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply:

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to education@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Sessional Presenter (Youth), including a resume and cover letter. 

 

Position Vacant:  Communications Manager - Sydney
  • Join Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
  • Be surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues
  • Dynamic and creative communications role
  • Excellent salary with great employee benefits (up to $15,900 tax free benefit)
  • Full time with flexible working arrangements

About the Role:

In this role, you will play an integral part in the development of Butterfly’s media engagement building, maintaining and supporting effective communication with Butterfly supporters, donors, government, stakeholders and the general public. With a strong focus on traditional media, digital communication and the Butterfly website, you will be an integral part in our engagement with the community.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Engagement with the support of an engaged and supportive team, you will help deliver external communications working closely with Butterfly’s external PR agency and external suppliers to drive national campaigns, digital content, consumer and carer engagement and brand awareness in support of our organisation’s vision to make a difference in sector of eating disorders and body esteem.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply:

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Communications Manager, including a resume and cover letter.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 10th May 2019.

 

Position Vacant:  Digital Content Coordinator - Sydney OR Melbourne
  • Join Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
  • Be surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues.
  • Creative and innovative role in rewarding NFP.
  • Full time role with great salary and impressive employee benefits (up to $15,900 tax free benefit).
  • Located in the charming café & restaurant district of Crows Nest

About the Role:

In this role, you will be an integral part of the communications and engagement team as you design and produce content that is made available on Butterfly Foundation’s digital platforms including website, blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, newsletters and eDMs. Along with this you will contribute to the overall on-going external communications with the public through writing copy, social media strategies and various other means that will expand the Butterfly brand and engage with online community members.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Engagement, you will work closely with the Fundraising, Communication and Marketing Managers and be the centre of our creative content development used in our national campaigns, promotional material and fundraising initiatives. Along with this you also assist in administrative and reporting functions to enhance the implementation online content promotion.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply:

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Digital Content Coordinator, including a resume and cover letter.

Applications close at midnight on Friday 10th May 2019.

 

Position Vacant:  Dietitian - Intensive Outpatient Program - Sydney

Provide Your Professional Expertise!

  • Join Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
  • Be surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues.
  • Provide support and care to those most in need.
  • Great pay rate with penalty rates.
  • Located in the charming café & restaurant district of Crows Nest.
  • Flexible Casual Opportunity – 8-16 hours per week.

About the Role:

In this incredible opportunity, you will provide dietetic and nutritional support to Butterfly Treatment Programs participants and team members. You will also advise, counsel and educate clients and carers on an individual or group basis providing strategies to help patients develop healthy living practices, reduce disordered eating, and move towards healthy, mindful, intuitive, flexible and relaxed eating practices

Days/Hours: Ideally Tuesday’s or Thursdays 2:00pm-9:30pm & Saturdays 8:30am-1:30pm. However, days/hours are flexible. 

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply:

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Dietitian - Intensive Outpatient Program, including a resume and cover letter

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

 

Position Vacant:  Counsellor - Butterfly National Helpline

Guide People Paths!

• Join Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
• Be surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues.
• Provide support and care to those most in need.
• Great salary with impressive employee benefits (up to $15,900 tax free benefit).
• Located in the charming café & restaurant district of Crows Nest.
• Part time opportunity.

About the Role:

In this unique role, you will use your sound counselling skills and experience to provide support and care to those effected by eating disorders and their carers via our National ED Helpline, webchat and e-mail.

Our warm and supportive Butterfly National Helpline team operates from 8am to midnight 7 days a week which provides flexibility in working arrangements. We are currently seeking someone who is available to undertake a minimum of 2 shifts a week to step into this great opportunity.

Current Shifts Available: 1:30pm-9:30pm & 4:30pm-12:30am various days of the week.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply:

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Counsellor - Butterfly National Helpline, including a resume and cover letter

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 2nd May 2019.

 

Position Vacant:  Lead Psychologist / Counsellor, Intensive Outpatient Program

Be the inspiring clinical lead, improving patient outcomes for people living with eating disorders.

  • Australia’s largest organisation supporting people with eating disorders
  • Rewarding Lead Therapist role in not-for-profit
  • Surrounded by passionate and supportive colleagues
  • Salary $89,600 pro-rata plus super & penalty rates
  • Fringe benefit salary packaging (up to $15,900 tax free benefit)
  • Great salary packing options
  • Location: Crows Nest, NSW
  • Shifts Include:
    - Monday & Thursday: 2:00pm-10:00pm
    - Tuesday: 8 hours (Flexible) 
    - Saturday: 8:30am-1:30pm (50% hourly rate uplift = $64.62/hr)

This role is part of a team of Intensive Outpatient Program staff delivering a best practice, high quality treatment option in response to the growing needs of eating disorder interventions. In this role you will play an integral part in the reestablishment and development of our world renowned program in delivering care to those affected with eating disorders. Leading the IOP team, you will provide therapy, meal support, psycho education & group facilitation, clinical supervision, mentoring and much more.

Please read the full position description below for more details.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply

All applications should be submitted by e-mail to Human Resources at hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: IOP Lead Psychologist / Counsellor, including a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description. 

Applications close Wednesday 3rd April, 2019.

 

Position Vacant Supervising Counsellor - Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE
  • Opportunity to grow and develop digital service skills
  • $79,960 p/a pro rata 
  • Great salary packaging options
  • Located in Crows Nest, NSW
  • Minimum of 2 shifts per week - 2:30pm - 10:30pm or 4:30pm - 12:30am

The Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE is Australia’s only national telephone and web-based counselling support service for people affected by eating disorders. We are currently seeking a passionate counselling professional who is available to deliver eating disorder counselling services. A practiced listener, you will use your clinical knowledge of eating disorders, and your depth of understanding to support people who are experiencing eating disorders and also their carers.

You possess tertiary qualifications in counselling, social work or psychology and have provisional or full registration as a psychologist or full registration as a social worker, counsellor or psychotherapist.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply

All applicants should supply their resume, and must address the FULL Selection Criteria (essential and desirable), as detailed in the Position Description, in a separate letter.

Applications should be submitted by email to Human Resources at hr@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au with the Subject Title: Supervising Counsellor - Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE

 

Digital Content Coordinator

 

Read full Position Description HERE.

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