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Senior Clinician – Clinical & Community Programs

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Senior Clinician – Clinical & Community Programs

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

Your new role

  • Full time (or Part time 30hrs), ongoing
  • Located at Wagga Wagga, NSW
  • Annual Salary between $103,579.91 to $109,561.91

The Senior Clinician is a key support for the Clinical and Community Programs (CCP) team. As part of the leadership team, the Senior Clinician works with the Manager to support clinical governance in service provision and reduce barriers for people accessing services. The Senior Clinician leads clinical quality improvement discussions and activities, including assessing and managing clinical risk. 


In consultation with the Manager, the Senior Clinician is responsible for:

  • Collaborate with CCP practitioners to ensure clients' needs are central to services.
  • Lead quality improvement across programs (intake, screening, counselling, etc.) to improve service delivery.
  • Provide leadership and support to a multidisciplinary team to manage caseloads effectively and meet contract requirements, fostering resilience and wellbeing within the team.
  • Collaborate with the Manager and Director to support clinical governance and service excellence.
  • Undertake clinical work and group facilitation as needed, contributing to the development of the vision for future clinical and community programs, including new care models.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Appropriate experience and qualification in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Social Science. Current registration/membership with at least one of the following: Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Level 2 or above Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
  2. Demonstrated practice leadership of a multidisciplinary team to implement quality improvement measures.
  3. Ability to demonstrate a broad range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, in particular the use of systemic therapies, with relevant experience and skills, to deliver individual and relationship counselling, family therapy, mental health interventions, trauma approaches, working with children and young people, group work and educative programs.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment, and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence, and knowledge or experience in working with mental health issues, addictions, disabilities and the use of trauma informed practice.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If this sounds like the ideal position for you, Apply today!  Submit 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). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply” button below.

Position description with selection criteria is available at

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Human Resources at (02) 6923 9100 or by email  

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 14 April 202

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