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Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

Location : Canberra (Deakin)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Children, Families, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80,953.60 to $84,211.27 for full time plus superannuation and PBI benefits

Application closing date : 21 Oct, 2019

About the role

Counsellor within the Therapeutic Services program is an ongoing role available on full time or part time basis, based in Deakin, ACT.

Reporting to the Practice Manager, Counsellor will provide therapeutic services to families in the form of counselling to couples, individuals, and families who are seeking improved relationships, or resolution of relationship difficulties.

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

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, counselling, psychology or other similar field as well as demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach to relationship counselling (including familiarity with systems theory) and an understanding of the theoretical and practice frameworks applicable to family violence abuse.
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling, trauma and child inclusive practice as well as knowledge of domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development.
  • Demonstrated experience in therapeutic group work and/or educative programs.

 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.


Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $80,953.60 to  $84,211.27 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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