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Family Relationship & Couples Counsellor

Branch: Canberra and Regional NSW

Full time/ Part-time position with competitive salary and benefits

Available for immediate start

Family Friendly

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 and family law matters. Seeking dynamic, enthusiastic social workers, counsellors and psychologists to join our Family and Relationships Counselling team. There are 2 positions available, in Bega and Canberra and are available for immediate start.

Your New Role

Reporting to the Manager of Counselling Services, you will be providing therapeutic counselling to Individuals of all ages, CouplesFamilies and Carers. 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.

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

CatholicCare is a large welfare agency 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.


Tertiary Qualifications in:

  • Social Work(including membership of Australian Association of Social Workers), or
  • registeredwith AHPRA as a Psychologist, or
  • degree qualified counsellors with ACA or PACFA membership (level 3 or 4)

Ideal person

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
  • You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • 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)
  • To apply you must:
  • Attach an updated resume
  • Covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria.
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please download the selection criteria:Family Relationship Couple Counsellor PD 2021

Please send your applications to:

Closing Date: Friday 23rd April 2021

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally 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.