Counsellor - Deakin, ACT

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Counsellor - Deakin, ACT


Job Description

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

The role of this position is to provide therapeutic services in the form of counselling to couples, individuals and families potentially across a number of areas including:

  • Relationships or resolution of relationship difficulties
  • Coronial counselling to support people through bereavement and reduce the impact of trauma and vicarious trauma
  • Strengthening the wellbeing of people with disabilities, their families and carers engaging with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities.

This is an ongoing position available on part time or full time basis, based in Deakin, ACT.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, counselling, psychology or other similar field as well as demonstrated relevant experience.
  2. Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach and practice frameworks appropriate to diverse client/family presentations and issues
  3. Demonstrated experience in counselling, trauma and child informed practice as well as knowledge of domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development.
  4. Demonstrated experience in therapeutic group work and/or educative programs.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $84,242.14 to $87,176.86 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 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 our website at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

 

Position description with selection criteria is available at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

 Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Practice Manager, Therapeutic Services on 02 6122 7100  or email careers@racr.org.au

 

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 31 January 2021

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