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EAP and Family & Relationship Counsellor

Branch: Canberra and Regional NSW

2 positions available – 1 x Full time (ACT); 1 x Part Time (Bega, NSW)

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Available for immediate start

Join a team of social workers, counsellors and psychologists committed to providing evidence based therapeutic counselling and group work interventions to individuals, couples and families. Key focus areas include family dynamics, relationships, family law matters and workplace issues.  

Your New Role

Reporting to the Manager of Counselling Services, you will be providing therapeutic counselling to Individuals of all ages, Couples, Families and Carers. This work also includes provision of counselling via Employee Assistance Program to staff of contracted agencies. In addition, your duties may include (but not be limited to):

  • Carrying out individual, couple and family counselling;
  • Carrying out counselling in community crisis or critical incident situations
  • Planning/providing groups
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all clients within the parameters of duty of care;
  • Attending and contributing to Program meetings and professional development;
  • Ensuring that clinical and administrative standards are maintained in accordance with the Program’s policies.

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.


Tertiary Qualifications in:

  • Social Work (including membership of Australian Association of Social Workers), or
  • registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist, or
  • degree qualified counsellors with ACA or PACFA membership (level 3 or 4)
The ideal person we are seeking has:
  • Demonstrated wide range of experience in family and relationship counselling particularly in relation to issues facing young people, families, couples and individuals
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within a child safety framework that is client centred and family focused.
  • Excellent relationship building skills to maintain effective stakeholder relationships
  • Proven experience and ability to respond appropriately to critical incidents and to clients presenting with complex needs
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills
  • Computer literacy skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and simple data bases
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality


To apply you must provide:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria.
To be considered for this role you will be also be required to have:
  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People’s Card (if working in the ACT)
  • a Working with Children Check (if working in NSW)

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Please download the selection criteria:EAP, Relationship & Family Counsellor PD 2020

Please send your applications to: Jenny Reich:

Closing Date: Until position is filled

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.