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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team Leader for Dhunlung Yarra Service

We are looking for a suitable candidate for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team Leader for Dhunlung Yarra Service.
Job Type:
Full Time
$82,306.25 to $85,992.84 plus superannuation and PBI benefits for full time position
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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 offers services in various locations around Australia that include 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.

The Dhunlung Yarra Unit is a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander therapeutic service staffed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals. Members of the team work across a range of programs to deliver a range of culturally appropriate services, including counselling, family dispute resolution and other relationship support services.

About the Role

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team Leader of Dhunlung Yarra (DY) Service is a full time, ongoing position based in Deakin, ACT.

Reporting to the Program Manager for Early Intervention Services, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander DY Team Leader is expected to lead the DY team and support clinical practice, service promotion, community engagement and provide operational support to the RACR programs and Dhunlung Yarra service while fostering cultural competence across the organisation.

To be successful in this role, you should be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and possess:

- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well-being priorities and ability to effectively and sensitively liaise and communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

- Demonstrated successful experience in working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations as well as with government and non–government agencies and leading a team of professionals

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

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

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $82,306.25 to $85,992.84 plus superannuation for full time position. 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 highlighting the strengths you can bring to the role in line with the selection criteria to

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 at our Deakin office on 02 6122 7100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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