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Redress Support Service Counsellor - Maryborough


Employer: Relationships Australia Queensland
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services. We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities. We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. We provide services from more than 30 centres and employ over 400 employees across Queensland.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the Part-time role (22.5 hours per week) of Redress Support Service Counsellor located at our Maryborough venue.

The purpose of these roles is to provide a high standard of counselling and case management to people who are survivors of institutionalised child sexual abuse.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conducting thorough client assessment and intake processes, including risk and needs assessment, to provide relevant information and determine appropriate interventions or referral pathways based on client presentation and need
  • Delivering appropriate trauma-based counselling and/or crisis interventions which are linked to lodgement of an application to the National Redress Scheme
  • Applying theoretical knowledge of trauma and/or crisis interventions to the clients, including the impact of the trauma, and coping strategies accessed by the client, as part of the counselling process
  • Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have demonstrated experience in managing complex cases and crisis and trauma counselling in a variety of settings including individuals, couples, children and families. In addition, you will have a relevant undergraduate qualification in social or behavioural science.

The salary being offered is circa $54,701 to $77,042 per annum pro rata, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation.

What We Can Offer You

  • Work-life balance and flexible working hours
  • Additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave
  • A supportive team environment and opportunity for professional development
  • Salary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts

Please visit our website www.raq.org.au/careers or see the attachment below to obtain a copy of the position description.

How to apply for this job

To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area. Applications can be submitted by emailing vacancies@raq.org.au using the subject line: Redress Support Service Counsellor - Maryborough (rsw0919mbh) application via EthicalJobs.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Sturgess on 0438 691 411or esturgess@raq.org.au. for further information on this role.

Applications close at 4pm on 25 September 2019.

Supporting materials  HR - PD - Redress Support Service Counsellor.pdf