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Senior Clinician – Therapeutic Services

We are looking for a suitable candidate for the Senior Clinician – Therapeutic Services position in Deakin, ACT
Job Type:
Part Time
$84,528.60 to $88,314.72 per annum for full-time plus superannuation and PBI benefits.
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About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for people and their families, as well as the communities in which they live. 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 offers 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

About the Role

Senior Clinician – Therapeutic Services is an ongoing, 8 days a fortnight (hours negotiable) position based in Deakin, ACT.

In consultation with the Practice Manager, Therapeutic Services, the Senior Clinician, Therapeutic Services is expected to contribute to the quality of the therapeutic services and other related programs offered by RACR and provide clinical supervision, support and leadership to staff involved in delivery of therapeutic services including counsellors and family advisor. Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. It also refers to any 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.

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

  • Tertiary qualification in the field of Social Science, Psychology, Counselling or related area.
  • 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).
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in supervision of clinical staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad theoretical approach, with relevant experience and skills, to deliver individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, trauma approaches, working with children and young people and group work.

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 $84,528.60 to $88,314.72 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.

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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