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Therapeutic Counsellor for ACT Together service (Re-advertised)

We are looking for a suitable candidate for the Therapeutic Counsellor for ACT Together service.
Job Type:
Part Time
$74,933.07 to $79,841.62 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.

ACT Together represents a consortium between Barnardos Australia (Barnardos) as the lead agency, and sub-contracting arrangements to be enacted with Children Australia Inc (OzChild), Premier Youthworks, the Australian Childhood Foundation and Relationships Australia Canberra & Region.

ACT Together consortium will bring a trauma informed, integrated and coherent service response to improve outcomes for children in the Out of Home Care System and ensures that children in care, or at risk of being placed in care:

• are Safe;

• have the most stable home environment possible;

• have their best interests and specific needs at the centre of any decision-making about their care arrangements;

• have access to culturally safe services;

• have a voice in their care arrangements; and

• have their families and carers supported.

About the Role

Therapeutic Counsellor within the ACT Together service is a part time (2.5 days per week), ongoing position based in Bruce, ACT.

Reporting to the Program Managers (Early Intervention Services at RACR and Therapeutic Services at ACT Together Program), the Therapeutic Counsellor is to provide therapeutic counselling services to families, carers, kin carers, extended family members, children and young people, who are seeking improved family relationships, or resolution of family relationship difficulties.

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

- An appropriate tertiary qualification (in social work, psychology, or other relevant qualification)

- A minimum 4 years’ experience working directly with families and/or clients with a history of trauma.

- Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of trauma and grief and loss that impacts the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and an ability to demonstrate, or willingness to learn, a broad theoretical approach to relationship counselling.

- 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 fulltime 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, and 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 highlighting the strengths you can bring to the role in line with the selection criteria to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

Please see attached documentation.

Contact Details

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

Address for submitting applications

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