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Counsellor, Disability Royal Commission (DRC)

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : NSW Regional (Batemans Bay, Moruya or Bega)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $84,242.14 to $87,176.86 plus superannuation for the full time role and PBI benefits

Application closing date : 23 Sep, 2020

About the role

This position strengthens the wellbeing of people with disabilities, their families and carers engaging with The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.  It will provide intake and assessment, trauma informed counselling and information and referrals to relevant services.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or social sciences along with eligibility for registration with at least one of the following professional associations: Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association for Social Workers, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia or Australian Counselling Association.
  2. Demonstrated skills and experience in counselling, undertaking psychosocial assessments, case planning and implementation.
  3. An in-depth understanding of working with people with disabilities, and trauma informed and person-centred practice.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to relate well to clients and other stakeholders.

 For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached position description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.


Salary & Benefits

 The salary on offer is in the range of $84,242.14 to $87,176.86 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 & 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

Position Description : PD Counsellor DRC

To apply

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


Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply now” button below


Position description with selection criteria is available at


Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Sue-Ann Muggleton - Practice Manager, New Services on 02 6122 7100  or email


Closing date for applications: Midnight on 23 September 2020

Please quote in application: Counsellor, Disability Royal Commission (DRC) via Pro Bono Australia.



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