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Senior Child Consultant – Deakin, ACT

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : Canberra (Deakin)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Other

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $90,441.52 to 95,758.42 plus super and PB I tax benefit for a full-time position

Application closing date : 18 Apr, 2021

About the role

The role of the Senior Children’s Practitioner is to support other practitioners to build their practice in providing therapeutic services to children during and after separation of their parents, as well as providing some direct service to clients. The Senior Children’s Practitioner will be expected to work collaboratively with RACR other relevant services to build practice capability, establish effective referral and shared case management strategies, and, as appropriate, to adopt a whole of family approach.

This is a 12 month’s fixed term contract, based in Deakin, ACT.

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

1. A tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, family therapy or counselling or other relevant qualification.

2. Significant demonstrated experience in working with children and ability to communicate with children, their carers, colleagues and other workers.

3. Demonstrated experience and skills in coaching and supporting practitioners in developing their professional development.

4. A sophisticated understanding of family and domestic violence and the relevant safety responses.

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

The salary on offer is in the range of $90,441.52 to 95,758.42 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

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 at

Position description with selection criteria is available at

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Practice Manager Post Separation Services on 02 6122 7100. Alternatively email . Closing date for applications: Midnight on 18 April 2021

Please quote in application: Senior Child Consultant – Deakin, ACT via Pro Bono Australia.


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