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Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. It also refers to any outreach, group work, casework or project that operates as a therapeutic service or any therapeutic work undertaken by the RACR Dhunlung Yarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service.

The role of this position is to, in consultation with the Practice Manager, Therapeutic Services to contribute to the quality of the therapeutic services and other related programs offered by RACR.

This is an ongoing position available on full time basis, based in Deakin, ACT.


Reference No. RACR20CPCDKN
Applications Close November 29, 2020
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Job Category Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job Field Mental Health and Counselling
Employment Basis Full Time
Location Canberra/ACT

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

  1. Tertiary qualification in the field of Social Work, Social Science, Psychology, Counselling or related area and current registration with at least one of the following professional associations:  Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Australian Association for Social Workers (AASW), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
  2. Demonstrated experience and skills in clinical supervision and reflective practice.
  3. Ability to demonstrate a broad range of therapeutic interventions, in particular the use of systemic therapies, with relevant experience and skills, to deliver individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, trauma approaches, working with children and young people, group work and educative programs.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence, and knowledge or experience in working with mental health issues, addictions, disabilities and the use of trauma informed practice .

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.


Other Information

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.

How 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 our website at

Relationships Australia - Canberra & Region

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.


Contact Practice Manager, Therapeutic Services
Phone number 02 6122 7100
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