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Counsellor - Couple, Family and Child - Shepparton


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

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

  • Permanent, part-time (3 days, 22 hrs per week)
  • Base salary $79k - $80kpa (pro-rata), superannuation, tax-free benefits
  • Located in Shepparton, Central North West Victoria

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

About the Role

Reporting to the Centre Manager and working closely with the Shepparton team your responsibilities will include the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive relationship counselling and therapy, including education programs to individuals, couples and families. Counsellors will have expertise in childhood development and family dynamics and be able to respond to a diverse range of issues: including trauma, violence and abuse, parenting concerns, stress and anxiety, separation and divorce and blended families.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated application of therapeutic modalities relevant to working with individuals, couples and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to use therapeutic interventions and use appropriate good assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, couples and families where family violence is present and accurately assess for family violence.
  • Previous experience working in an environment delivering tailored programs and services to a diverse range of community clients, including CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community, mental health issues, family violence issues and individuals at risk.

This role is based in our Shepparton centre. This is a permanent, part-time (3 days, 22 hrs per week) position and the successful candidate will be required to work a late evening on Tuesdays.

What We Offer

You will receive a competitive remuneration package (salary range $79k-$80kpa (pro-rata)) plus superannuation and salary packaging. RAV is an ‘Employer of Choice’ in the community sector providing ongoing professional development training, flexible leave, paid maternity leave as well as other work and life integration benefits to our staff.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. RAV requires a satisfactory National Police and Working with Children Check. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

For more information, please refer to the Careers page www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/careers. Please attach your resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the bulleted points in this job advertisement under Skills, experience and qualifications.

Please note that this is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not apply again.

If you have a specific query, contact Shelley Watson, Centre Manager Shepparton, phone 03 5820 7444.

Applications close on Monday 25 February 2019.

Supporting materials  Counsellor Couple, Family and Child.pdf