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Project Leader - Disability Royal Commission Counselling and Support Service

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

The Commonwealth Government has funded Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) until June 2022 to provide counselling and support services for people with disabilities, their families, carers and others affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. Our geographic coverage is the ACT, Riverina and the NSW South Coast. This role will focus on establishing the new programme and providing ongoing leadership and coordination of the clinical team and some direct service delivery.

This is a full time fixed term contract until 30 June 2022, based in Deakin, ACT.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in psychology, counselling or social work (or equivalent) and membership or eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  2. A proven track record in leading and coordinating a clinical team.
  3. An in-depth understanding of working with people with disabilities and trauma-informed and person-centred practice, with some direct service delivery experience.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to relate well to clients and other stakeholders with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached position description.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $89,867.92 to $93,893.21 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

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.

To apply

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply Now” button below.

Position description with selection criteria is available below or at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Sue-Ann Muggleton - Practice Manager, New Services on 02 6122 7100 or email careers@racr.org.au using the subject line: Project Leader - Disability Royal Commission Counselling and Support Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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