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Children's Counsellor - Alice Springs

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

About the Organisation

Relationships Australia NT (RANT) is part of one of Australia’s largest community based organisations whose vision is to work with communities where relationships are respectful, diversity is valued and all people have a true sense of belonging and connection. RANT is committed to protecting children and young people from harm.

About the role

The purpose of this position is to provide counselling services to children and their families and/or their carers. The practitioner will provide effective, innovative and culturally appropriate therapeutic responses for children referred to the service from a range of sources.

The program will be informed by best practice trauma sensitive counselling and interventions and will target vulnerable children and their families - in particular Aboriginal children who have been or continue to be exposed to trauma.

Within this role, you are required to meet and comply with the Behaviour Standards outlined in our Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines, be subject to RANT policy, and actively participate in cultural safety and “cultural fitness”.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling & demonstrated eligibility for or current membership of the relevant professional body or registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of counselling services to children using a whole-of-family approach on issues including complex trauma, grief and loss, and behavioural difficulties.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practice including theories of child development, trauma and attachment theory.
  • Demonstrated high level written & verbal communication skills including the ability to represent the program & organisation externally.


Applicants will require extensive screening, referee checks, identity check, Ochre Card and Criminal History check.

RANT provides excellent support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum) and generous PBI salary sacrificing ($15,899 additional tax free threshold).

Position Description (incl. Selection Criteria) and Basic Employment Conditions are available in Current Vacancies at www.nt.relationships.org.au. To discuss the position further please call Greg on (08) 8950 4100.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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