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Relationships Counsellor - Townsville


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.

RAQ is dedicated to promoting work-life balance, and provides flexible working hours, a supportive team environment, paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts and salary packaging arrangements.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the part-time role (28 hours per week) of Relationships Counsellor, located at our Greater Townsville Region venue.

The purpose of this role is to provide a high standard of family and relationship counselling interventions to individuals, couples and families. The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Conduct client intake, risk and needs assessment with all clients;
  • Apply knowledge of life span and development theory and issues relevant to life transitions to the individual, couple and/or families (e.g., issues surrounding relationship formation and marriage, separating or remarrying, transition to parenthood, parenting different age children, retirement);
  • Apply a systems theory framework and other evidence-based interventions for assisting individuals, couples and families meet their service delivery goals as appropriate;
  • Recommend appropriate interventions to clients based on their presenting issues, their history, risk assessment, the impact of presenting issues on any children in the family, and their service delivery goals;
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand the limits of confidentiality particularly as they apply to clinical risk management and duty of care matters;
  • Maintain client files, case notes and risk management documentation as per organisational policy and procedure;
  • Understand and meet legislative and funding requirements including collecting and recording statistical data in a timely and accurate manner.

Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that this role will require evening work (until 7pm), with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will possess appropriate undergraduate qualifications in Behavioural Science, Psychology, Counselling or Social Work, coupled with demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge and application of Family Systems theories, evidence-based interventions for relationship work, developmental psychological theories and theories and practice frameworks for working with family violence. In addition, you will have previous experience in the delivery of counselling, education/skills-training, and group work with individuals, couples, families, across the lifespan, coupled with knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations relating to relationships counselling.

The salary being offered is circa $54,701 to 77,042 per annum (pro rata for part-time), to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay.

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: Relationships Counsellor - Townsville (rc0919gtr) application via EthicalJobs.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Emma Thompson on 0437 215 581 or ethompson@raq.org.au for further information on this role.

Applications close at 4pm on 25 September 2019.

Supporting materials  HR - PD - Relationships Counsellor.docx