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Employer: Relationships Australia NSW
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 26 April, 2019.
Applications close: 12 May, 2019. (Expired)

  • An exciting opportunity for an experienced Counsellor for the Forced Adoption Support Services
  • Part time role - 3 days per week
  • Based in Parramatta and Harris Park, Sydney

Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) believes everyone is entitled to positive, supportive and healthy relationships. Our work is centred on building strong family relationships and community connections. As a leading independent non-profit organisation, we focus on those in greatest need, and we conduct our work with respect for difference and social inclusiveness.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Counsellor to provide time limited brief counselling and casework to people impacted by Forced Adoptions. You will facilitate records tracing and support the administration of the Small Grants Program.

To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of history of Forced Adoption in Australia and of issues/barriers faced by people impacted, including long term impact.

You must be able to demonstrate skills in providing professional faceto-face, telephone, online and other mediums of services including; engaging clients, providing needs assessments, counselling, case management and referral to other relevant services.

This is a part time position working 3 days per week

About the successful candidate


  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant disciplines;
  • Post graduate experience in trauma or post adoption;
  • Ability to provide quality casework to develop individual tailored case plans and coordinate referral to suit client need;
  • Understanding of history of Forced Adoption in Australia and of the issues/ barriers faced by people impacted, including the long term impact;


Experience in working with Aboriginal people to enact culturally informed practice and ability to ensure cultural safety.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.