Social Care & Psychology
Published 22 April 2024

Position: Family & Relationship Counsellor

Location: Darwin, NT

Salary & Benefits: $94,181.28 per annum + 11% Super + Salary Packaging and 5 weeks annual leave. Eligible for relocation assistance through NTPHN grants

Our client is a respected leader in delivering culturally sensitive services, focusing on individual, couple, and family counselling, group work, and community engagement. We pride ourselves on upholding values of inclusivity and excellence in service delivery, making a real difference in

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver Culturally Sensitive Counselling Services:
    • Provide professional counselling sessions to individuals, families, couples, and children, adhering to evidence-based and approved modalities.
    • Conduct thorough safety and risk assessments in line with Resolve Risk Assessment and Management Procedures.
    • Escalate identified risks and collaborate on the development of safety plans.
  • Facilitate Evidence-Based Group Work Programs:
    • Organise, facilitate, and evaluate approved group work programs and short courses.
    • Undertake training to develop necessary skills for effective group facilitation.
  • Contribute to Service Improvements and Organisational Development:
    • Work collaboratively with the team to address client complaints and service improvement requirements.
    • Participate in team and organisational communications, including staff meetings, practice review meetings, and planning days.
    • Represent our client at external activities and contribute to community engagement efforts.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, or Counselling with eligibility for membership/credentialing.
  • Proven counselling experience with a child and family-focused approach.
  • Registration with professional associations such as the Australian Counselling Association or APHRA.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation such as family law, child protection, and domestic violence.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce quality reports and correspondence.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including client data management systems.

General Requirements:

  • Respectful approach to diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.
  • Adherence to legislation, policies, and WHS practices.
  • Possession of a Northern Territory Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) and National Police Criminal History Report.
  • Current pandemic and job-specific vaccinations and boosters.
  • Valid Northern Territory Driver’s License

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