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Project Leader Counselling and Support Service – for people affected by Disability Royal Commission (DRC)

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is looking for a Project Leader Counselling and Support Service – for people affected by Disability Royal Commission (DRC), to be based in Deakin, ACT.
Job Type:
Full Time
$87,505.28to $91,424.74
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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.

About the Role

The Commonwealth Government has funded Relationships Australia Canberra and Region (RACR) until June 2022 to provide counselling and support services for people with disabilities, their families, carers and others affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. Our geographic coverage will be the ACT, Riverina and the NSW South Coast.  This role will initially focus on establishing the new programme and providing ongoing leadership and coordination of the clinical team and some direct service delivery.

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

  1. An appropriate tertiary qualification in psychology, counselling or social work and membership or eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  2. Strong skills and experience in undertaking psychosocial assessments, case planning and implementation and providing counselling.
  3. A proven track record in leading and coordinating a clinical team.
  4. An in-depth understanding of working with people with disabilities and trauma informed and person centred practice.

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 $87,505.28to $91,424.74 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. Successful interstate candidates can expect reimbursement of relocation expenses.

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 cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to Clearly mention the location (Canberra or Wagga Wagga) that you would like to be considered for in your cover letter. Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

Please see the attached documentation.

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Julie Harrison, Director of Operations on 02 6122 7100 or email .

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Wednesday 26 February 2020

Address for submitting applications

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