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Organisation : CatholicCare NT via BigSplash

Location : Northern Territory (Alice Springs)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : SCHADS Award Level 6 - $89,850 (including salary $81,059)

Application closing date : 28 Jun, 2019

About the role

  • SCHADS Award Level 6 – $89,850 (including salary $81,059)
  • Salary Packing Option (up to an additional $15,909 p/a)
  • Full Time Position

We have a rare opportunity for a Counsellor & Parent Educator to join our Alice Springs team within CatholicCare NT. This position has a particular focus on working with families affected by alcohol and other drug misuse but can also provide general counselling and parent education to family members. The position reports directly to the Regional Manager Alice Springs.

We are looking for a candidate who is a team player with ability to work with others in a spirit of trust, respect, reflection and accountability. In addition, the successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills including case note writing, client assessment, referrals and safety planning.

The primary purpose of this role will be to facilitate counselling and parent education. You will be required to provide early intervention and prevention to at risk populations using a whole of family approach to resource, educate and skill parents to improve developmental and wellbeing outcomes for children.

We are looking for a person with:

  • Relevant qualification in counselling, social work, psychology or similar with skills in counselling and parent education.
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling and group work/psycho-education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of family violence, AOD misuse and experience working with evidence-based approaches such as the Common Approach and the Triple P parenting program.


At CatholicCare NT our employees have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. To find out more about the benefits available to you when you join CatholicCare NT please visit our career website.

If you exemplify personal drive, integrity and like a challenge we would love to hear from you.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : CatholicCare NT via BigSplash

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

We provide counselling and other support services in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala,Tennant Creek, APY Lands, Nauiyu, Palmerston, Tiwi and Wadeye.

CatholicCare NT is a social services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Darwin. We are also a member of Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA), a national body representing the Catholic social services sector.

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Counsellor & Parent Educator via Pro Bono Australia.




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