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Counsellor (Coronial Counselling Service)

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is looking for a Part Time Counsellor for the Coronial Counselling Service in Deakin ACT.
Job Type:
Part Time
$76,956.26 to $81,997.35 per annum for full time plus superannuation
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Closing Date:
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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. 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 Coronial Counselling Services program is a part-time (0.6 FTE, 22.5 hours a week), ongoing position based in Deakin, ACT.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the role of Counsellor is to provide intensive therapeutic counselling, information and referral services for ACT residents who have experienced a sudden and traumatic death being investigated by the ACT Coroner.

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

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Counselling, or Social Work supplemented with appropriate counselling experience
  • Ability to demonstrate a systemic and theoretical approach to trauma and grief counselling, and demonstrate an understanding of the practice frameworks applicable to working with individuals, couples, children and families in reducing the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma
  • Experience and competency in working with crisis suicidal ideation.

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 $76,956.26 to $81,997.35 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.

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 Program Manager or the Clinical Coordinator of the Coronial Counselling Service on 02 6122 7100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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