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Counsellor - Port Augusta

Relationships Australia South Australia
  • Full time. 76 Fortnightly Hours. Fixed Term to 30 June 2022.
  • $71,491 per annum pro rata + Super + Leave Loading + Salary Packaging
  • Located in Port Augusta

Our belief in the transformative power of relationships lies at the heart of everything we do.

Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) is a not-for-profit, secular, community organisation, helping people to overcome difficulties and bring about positive change in their lives. We offer services for families, couples and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to provide therapeutic counselling across two programs that address the needs of people who have experienced a range of complex and acute traumas.

The rebuild - counselling for victims of crime program, provides trauma-based counselling and peer support to adult and child victims of crime as they move through the criminal justice process.

The Disability Royal Commission program is a free, independent, safe and confidential counselling service funded by the Australian Government to support people affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

rebuild - Counselling for Victims of Crime

The Counsellor will provide trauma informed counselling, support and referral for people who are the victims of crime, to assist with well-being and resilience, reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation, and encourage sustained post-traumatic growth and recovery. The focus of this counselling is to support clients with the immediate impact of a crime and specifically during their engagement with the criminal justice process. The Counsellor provides a collaborative and integrated response to meet the individual needs of victims of both violent and non-violent crimes.

Disability Royal Commission

The Counsellor provides holistic frontline counselling and comprehensive support services for people affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Counsellor provides a collaborative and integrated response to referrals from individuals, the Royal Commission and other Australian Government funded Royal Commission support services including the national counselling and referral telephone line.

Position Description - Counsellor - rebuild

Position Description - Counsellor - Disability Royal Commission

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification (AQF level 7) in social work, psychology, counselling or related discipline or a diploma (AQF level 5) in counselling.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing counselling to those effected by violence, abuse, and trauma.
  • Demonstrated understanding of support needs of people who are victims of crime, both violent and non-violent.
  • Demonstrated experience in trauma informed practices working with vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals, couples or families in a therapeutic context.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing counselling to those effected by violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation including children.
  • Demonstrated understanding of support needs of people with disabilities, their families and carers.
  • A Working with Children Check is essential and employment is not able to commence without a current clearance.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Post graduate (AQF level 9) qualification in social work, psychology, counselling or related discipline.
  • Experience in holistic child and family centred work.
  • Experience in working with people with disability
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal communities, families and services.
  • Experience in working with people with disability, their families, carers and support workers
  • Experience working with the criminal justice system

Enquiries: Any enquiries can be addressed to Luci Lovelock on 08 8216 5200.

Relationships Australia South Australia is a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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