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Counselling Manager

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR)

Location : ACT Regional, NSW Regional (Canberra, ACT and Wagga Wagga, NSW)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Management, Other

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Mental Health, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $94,587.50 to $98,475.86

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2019

About the role

An opportunity for a community minded, dedicated and skilled clinical leader to lead a team of counselling professionals supporting families and communities in a highly regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra and surrounding region.

Reporting functionally to the Director Operations and clinically to the Director Clinical Governance, as the Counselling Manager, either based in Canberra or Wagga Wagga, you will be responsible to provide leadership to the counselling team while supporting the clinical governance processes of RACR. The role is expected to develop, maintain, and manage the quality of the therapeutic practice and services offered by the organisation. Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by RACR. It also refers to any group work, casework or project that operates as a therapeutic service or any therapeutic work undertaken by RACR.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in, social science, social work, psychology, counselling, clinical work or a related area.
  • Relevant experience in supervising a counselling team and providing leadership in delivering a range of services for individuals, children and young people, couples and families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach and demonstrated experience and skills in counselling/ clinical practice including the use of a systemic framework.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description on our website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR)

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing relationships within families and communities to support healthy, respectful relationships and personal and social wellbeing. RACR delivers services such as counselling, mediation, casework, mental health and specialist family and domestic violence programs for families, couples and individuals to communities throughout ACT, and regionally in South West and Southern NSW areas.

How to apply for this role

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a covering letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to careers@racr.org.au. Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

The position description with selection criteria can be downloaded from our website: http://www.racr.org.au/about-us/employment

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, contact the Director, Operations, on 02 6122 7100 or email careers@racr.org.au 

Please quote in application: Counselling Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

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