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Counsellor - Counselling and Support for People Affected by the DRC

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

This role requires well developed clinical practice and case management skills. Outreach, community and stakeholder engagement will also form a part of this role. The role requires initiative and flexibility. Clients of the program include, but are not limited to people with disabilities, their families, and paid or unpaid carers. The service provides high-quality trauma-informed counselling and casework for those affected by or engaged with, the DRC.

RA-NT provides excellent support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum) and generous salary sacrificing options.

To be successful in this position applicants require the below:


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or another relevant qualification with supervised clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and experience in trauma-informed counselling, including knowledge of the impact and effects of childhood trauma on adult functioning.
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to trauma-informed care, including knowledge of the impact and effects of childhood trauma on adult functioning.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity and flexibility to travel to regional, rural and remote localities as and when required.


  • Experience and/or qualifications working with people with disabilities and/or mental illness.
  • Qualifications in Disability and/or Mental Health.
  • Experience/qualification in therapeutic group work.
  • Possession of a current NT Driver’s License.

In the performance of this role, you are required to comply with the Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines and to participate in cultural fitness activities. Candidates must be willing to undergo a National Criminal History Check and have the ability to obtain a Working With Children Clearance (Ochre Card).

For further details about this position please refer to RA-NT website.

A position description is attached.

To discuss this position further please contact Hiltrud on 08 8923 4999.

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

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