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Family Advisor

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is looking for a part-time Family Advisor.
Job Type:
Part Time
$62,208.12 to $66,825.72 plus superannuation for full time
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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. 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

The Family Advisor is part time (4 days per week, with the possibility of fulltime in the near future) position based at RACR Deakin. The position is offered as a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019. Reporting to the Counselling Team Leader, the Family Advisor assists practitioners in delivering quality services to clients by providing information, intake, screening, referrals and case coordination. They will also need to liaise with a wide range of external stakeholders.

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

• Minimum Certificate IV Qualification in social welfare, or related discipline and/or relevant experience.

• Excellent observational, telephonic communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage and interact sensitively with a diverse range of people, particularly children.

• Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills to act on behalf of vulnerable clients and demonstrated ability to rapidly identify client needs assess risk and prioritise accordingly.

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

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is $62,208.12 to $66,825.72 plus superannuation per annum for full time and PBI benefits. 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 02 6122 7100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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