Community Social Worker

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Reference No: RACR20CSWW

Relationships Australia - Canberra & Region

Applications Closing: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 00:00

Community Social Worker within the Senior Relationship Services program is an ongoing role available on part time basis and will be based at Wagga Wagga, NSW. 

This position strengthens the well being of older adults experiencing abuse through intake, assessment, case coordination and the provision of counselling and other therapeutic interventions.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or social sciences.
  2. Strong skills and experience in undertaking psychosocial assessments, case planning and implementation and providing counselling and other therapeutic interventions.
  3. An in-depth understanding of family violence, elder abuse, ageing and ageing related issues.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to relate well to clients and other stakeholders. 

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Category: Care & Support Work, Community Development, Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Health, Mental Health & Counselling, Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000
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.

Position details
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Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $82,027.40 to $84,211.27 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.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Julie Harrison, Director of Operations
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 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:

Date posted: 17 January 2020

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