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Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for a Counsellor position for the Canberra office.
Job Type:
Part Time
$74,933.07 to $79,841.62 per annum for fulltime plus Super
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About Us

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 (e.g. age, gender, race, pregnancy, religious or political beliefs, disability, family responsibilities or sexual orientation). 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.

About the Role

Counsellor within the Early Intervention Services program is a part time (3-4 days per week), ongoing position based in Deakin, ACT.

Reporting to the Early Intervention Services Manager, the Counsellor role is expected to provide therapeutic services to families in the form of counselling to couples, individuals, and families who are seeking improved relationships or resolution of relationship difficulties.

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

- An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, counselling or other relevant field.

- Understanding of, and ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach to:

o Relationship counselling

o Family therapy (including familiarity with systems theory)

o Practice frameworks applicable to family violence and trauma, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development

- Demonstrated experience and ability to deliver:

o Relationship counselling,

o Couples therapy,

o Whole of family therapy counselling,

o Counselling to children and young people, and

o Trauma informed and child inclusive practice -

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $74,933.07 to $79,841.62 per annum for full-time plus superannuation. 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.

To apply

To apply, please send 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) to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

See attached documentation.

    Contact Details

    For further information about the position or application process, please contact the Early Intervention Services Manager on 6122 7100 or email

    Address for submitting applications

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