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Executive Adviser – Practice Leadership

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : Canberra, NSW Regional (Deakin or Wagga Wagga)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Management, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : An attractive salary package on offer

Application closing date : 14 Apr, 2021

About the role

As a member of the Senior Executive Team (SET), reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this role is expected to provide strategic and specialist advice to the CEO and the SET on the practice governance framework and provide leadership to the Practice Governance Committee.

In collaboration with the SET, under the overarching vision of the CEO, the primary role of this position is to be responsible for the practice standards of all services, ensuring that they are clinically sound, evidence based, of highest quality, as well as ensuring the safety and wellbeing of clients and staff . This involves overseeing a robust practice governance framework based on evidence-based practice principles, universal risk screening, supervision and professional development.

This is a part time (0.6 FTE) ongoing position, based in either at our Deakin, ACT or Wagga Wagga, NSW office.

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

1. Postgraduate qualification in psychology, social work, social science, counselling, dispute resolution or another discipline relevant to the leadership and management of clinical services
2. Experience at a senior management level including risk management across diverse and multidisciplinary service delivery environments along with the ability to understand the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk responses relevant to family and domestic violence, elder abuse, child protection and suicidality.
3. At least 10 years’ demonstrated experience in leading and supervising therapeutic teams and achieving success against practice frameworks, organisational strategic and operations plans.
4. Demonstrated ability to manage and engage with teams using a relational approach with an understanding of, and commitment to, restorative approaches would be very highly regarded.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

An attractive salary package is on offer for this role. 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
An exciting executive opportunity exists for a community minded, client centred, highly skilled professional to join a well regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra and surrounding region. If you are an experienced practice/ clinical leader who is passionate about ensuring that our practice teams are providing our clients with timely, high quality, safe relationship services when they are at their most vulnerable, then we would like to hear from you. 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. RACR is a part of a national federation of Relationships Australia Organisation across the country. RACR provides services in the Riverina/Murray and South Coast areas of NSW and in the ACT.

How 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 our website by accessing “Current Opportunities” at Contact Details For further information about the position or application process, please contact the CEO on (02) 6122 7123 or Closing date for applications: Midnight on 14 April 2021

Please quote in application: Executive Adviser – Practice Leadership via Pro Bono Australia.


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