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Counsellor base in Wagga Wagga NSW

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Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : NSW Regional (Wagga Wagga)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Families, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $86,516.68 to $89,530.63 superannuation for the full-time role and PBI benefits

Application closing date : 16 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

About the role

The role of this position is to provide therapeutic services in the form of counselling to couples, individuals and families. This includes resolution of relationship difficulties between partners or family members as well as including people currently separating and post separation. Applicants appointed to this position can be supported through the Graduate Certificate in Men’s Behaviour Change. This gives you accreditation to facilitate Men’s Behaviour Change groups.

Your new role

Reporting to the Practice Manager, you will:

  • Provide individual, couple and family counselling on behalf of RACR in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975,
  • Complete up to four sessions of counselling per day (dependent on case management requirements) for a full time equivalent position (or pro-rata);
  • Provide comprehensive risk assessments and formulate safety plans for presentations that include family and domestic violence;
  • Complete case notes as well as statistical and administrative records for each session;


What you’ll need to succeed

  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 to relationship counselling (including familiarity with systems theory) and an understanding of the theoretical and practice frameworks applicable to family violence abuse.
  3. Demonstrated experience in counselling, 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 position description found via

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a permanent part time position, based in Deakin, ACT.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

How to apply

Position Description : PD_Counsellor WW Dec2021

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Mental_Health

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