Counsellor (Rural Outreach) in Wagga Wagga NSW

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Reference No: RACR18CRO2

Relationships Australia (Wagga Wagga)

Applications Closing: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 17:00

Counsellor within the Early Intervention Services program is available as a part time (days negotiable), ongoing position based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.


Reporting to the Early Intervention Services Manager, Counsellor will provide counselling services, community education/development and case management activities to families, individuals, couples and communities in rural locations within a 200 km radius of RACR’s Wagga Wagga office. This service aims to engage with rural communities and provide services that meet community and family needs, to enable building of respectful and supportive relationships.  This Relationships Australia Rural Service (RARS) is funded by the Presentation Sisters Nagle Foundation.


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

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, counselling or other relevant field.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach to relationship counselling (including systems theory) and demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practice frameworks applicable to family violence and therapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling, trauma and child inclusive practice, family and domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss and child development.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description on our website.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.


Salary & Benefits


The salary on offer is in the range of $76,956.26 to $81,997.35 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.

Category: Care & Support Work, Community Development, Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Mental Health & Counselling, Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $66,000-$80,000
Job Location: Riverina
About us

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 details
Contact Name: Early Intervention Services Manager
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 6122 7100
How to apply

To apply, please send 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) to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.


The position description with selection criteria can be downloaded from our website:


Contact Details


For further information about the position or application process, please contact the Early Intervention Services Manager on 02 6923 9100 or email


Closing date for applications: 5 pm Monday 10 December 2018

Date posted: 21 November 2018

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