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Counsellor – Wagga Wagga, NSW

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : NSW Regional (Wagga Wagga)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

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

Application closing date : 2 Dec, 2020

About the role

About the Role

The role of this position is to provide therapeutic services to families in the form of counselling to couples, adults, children/young people and families who are seeking improved relationships, or resolution of relationship and parenting difficulties.

This is an ongoing role available on part time basis, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, counselling, psychology or other similar field as well as demonstrated relevant experience.
  2. Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach and practice frameworks appropriate to diverse client/family presentations and issues
  3. Demonstrated experience in counselling, including systemic thinking in couple and family therapy, trauma and child informed practice as well as knowledge of domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development.
  4. Demonstrated experience in therapeutic group work and/or educative programs.


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

RACR is a values driven organisation that keeps the wellbeing of the client at the centre of all decision making and service provision.  In order to provide quality services to clients we invest in our staff to be the best they can be.  Do you want to join an organisation that genuinely cares and lives their values?  Are you interested in undertaking a qualification that specialises in couple and family work while being subsidised and supported by your workplace.

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 WW

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description (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” button below

Position description with selection criteria is available at


Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, please contact the Practice Manager – Therapeutic on 02 6923 9100. Alternatively email .

Closing date for applications:
Midnight on 02 December 2020

Please quote in application: Counsellor - Wagga Wagga, NSW via Pro Bono Australia.



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