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Counselling Manager

We are looking for a suitable candidate for the Counselling Manager position within our organisation.
Job Type:
Full Time
$94,587.50 to $98,475.86 plus superannuation and PBI benefits
Position Location:
Deakin ACT or Wagga Wagga NSW
Closing Date:
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An exciting opportunity exists for a community minded, dedicated and skilled clinical leader to lead a team of counselling professionals supporting families and communities in a highly regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra and surrounding region.

About Us

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing relationships within families and communities to support healthy, respectful relationships and personal and social wellbeing. RACR delivers services such as counselling, mediation, casework, mental health and specialist family and domestic violence programs for families, couples and individuals to communities throughout ACT, and regionally in South West and Southern NSW areas.

About the Role

Reporting functionally to the Director Operations and clinically to the Director Clinical Governance, as the Counselling Manager, either based in Canberra or Wagga Wagga, you will be responsible to provide leadership to the counselling team while supporting the clinical governance processes of RACR. The role is expected to develop, maintain, and manage the quality of the therapeutic practice and services offered by the organisation. Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by RACR. It also refers to any group work, casework or project that operates as a therapeutic service or any therapeutic work undertaken by RACR.

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

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in, social science, social work, psychology, counselling, clinical work or a related area.
  • Relevant experience in supervising a counselling team and providing leadership in delivering a range of services for individuals, children and young people, couples and families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach and demonstrated experience and skills in counselling/ clinical practice including the use of a systemic framework.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $94,587.50 to $98,475.86 per annum plus superannuation fora full time applicant. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of net 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.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a covering 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.

Selection Criteria

Please see attached documentation.

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, contact the Director Clinical Governance on 02 6923 9100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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