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Redress Support Service Counsellor - Townsville

Relationships Australia Queensland

Relationships Australia QLD (RAQ) is in an exciting period of transformation. As one of Australia’s leading providers of relationship and family support services we offer important contemporary social services that support 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 offer training and career pathways in jobs that make a difference, as part of a flexible and supportive team.

About the Role

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

The purpose of these roles is to provide a high standard of counselling and case management interventions 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

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. Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that the position holder may be required to work an evening shift (e.g. 11am to 7pm) up to once a week, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.

What We Can Offer

Having serviced the community for over half a century, we continue to grow with our clients at the heart of all we do. You will receive:

  • The annual salary offered is up to $82,500 per annum plus super dependant on experience
  • Access to salary packaging, up to $15,900, annual leave loading and penalty rates to increase your take-home pay
  • Exceptional leave benefits including three annual gift days, paid parental leave, and ability to purchase additional annual leave, option to apply for study leave
  • Strong Clinical Supervision practice framework to support continuing professional development
  • Professional development opportunities (90% of RAQ staff undertook development last financial year)

View the Position Description.

How to apply

Click here to send us your resume and a cover letter, outlining your demonstrated experience.

Applications close at 4pm on 2 June 2020.

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