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Counselling Manager - Canberra / Wagga Wagga


Employer: Relationships Australia Canberra and Region
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Management, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

An exciting opportunity exists for a community minded, dedicated and skilled clinical leader to lead a team of counselling professionals supporting families and communities in a highly regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra and surrounding region.

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing relationships within families and communities to support healthy, respectful relationships and personal and social wellbeing. RACR delivers services such as counselling, mediation, casework, mental health and specialist family and domestic violence programs for families, couples and individuals to communities throughout ACT, and regionally in South West and Southern NSW areas.

About the role:

Reporting functionally to the Director Operations and clinically to the Director Clinical Governance, as the Counselling Manager, either based in Canberra or Wagga Wagga, you will be responsible to provide leadership to the counselling team while supporting the clinical governance processes of RACR. The role is expected to develop, maintain, and manage the quality of the therapeutic practice and services offered by the organisation.

Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by RACR. It also refers to any group work, casework or project that operates as a therapeutic service or any therapeutic work undertaken by RACR.

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

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in, social science, social work, psychology, counselling, clinical work or a related area
  • Relevant experience in supervising a counselling team and providing leadership in delivering a range of services for individuals, children and young people, couples and families
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach and demonstrated experience and skills in counselling/ clinical practice including the use of a systemic framework

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $94,587.50 to $98,475.86 per annum plus superannuation fora full time applicant. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of net pay. Successful interstate candidates can expect reimbursement of relocation expenses.

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.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a covering letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to careers@racr.org.au, using the subject line: Counselling Manager - Canberra / Wagga Wagga application via EthicalJobs. Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

The position description with selection criteria can be downloaded from our website

Contact Details:

For further information about the position or application process, contact the Director, Operations, on 02 6122 7100 or email careers@racr.org.au.