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About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion.  We provide services from more than 30 centres and employ over 400 employees across Queensland.

RAQ is dedicated to promoting work-life balance, and provides flexible working hours, a supportive team environment, paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts and salary packaging arrangements.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for a full-time Counsellor (37.5 hours per week) for Relationships Counselling and the Victims of Crime Support Service, located at our Gladstone Venue.

The purpose of this role is to provide a high standard of counselling and case management to people who have been victims of, or witnesses to crime, and their families, and advocate for clients as appropriate.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conduct thorough client assessment and intake processes, including risk and needs assessment, to provide relevant information and determine appropriate interventions or referral pathways based on client presentation and need.
  • Apply knowledge of life span and development theory and issues relevant to life transitions to the individual, couple and/or families (e.g., issues surrounding relationship formation and marriage, separating or remarrying, transition to parenthood, parenting different age children, retirement)
  • Apply a systems theory framework and other evidence-based interventions for assisting individuals, couples and families meet their service delivery goals as appropriate;
  • Deliver appropriate trauma-based counselling and/or crisis interventions which are linked to a case plan.
  • Develop, implement and monitor case plans for clients to inform and measure ongoing counselling and/or crisis interventions.
  • Understand and meet legislative and funding requirements including collecting and recording statistical data in a timely and accurate manner.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have a relevant Undergraduate Qualification in Social or Behavioural Science paired with demonstrated experience in crisis and trauma counselling in a variety of settings, for example individuals, couples, children, young people, families and groups. You will have demonstrated use of, or the capacity to quickly acquire, a working knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to victims of crime as well as knowledge of, and ability to apply, a case management approach in supporting clients coupled with knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations relating to relationships counselling.

The salary being offered is circa $54,701 to $77,041 per annum (pro rata for part-time), to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay. Other attractive benefits are available including additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave.

How to Apply

Please visit our website www.raq.org.au to obtain a copy of the position description. To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter responding to each of the selection criteria (the ‘About You’ section) in the position description, outlining your demonstrated experience in each area. Applications can be submitted by clicking the Apply Now button below or by emailing vacancies@raq.org.au quoting reference [rcvcss0120gld].

Applications close at 4pm 12 February 2020.

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