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Counsellor - Couple, Family and Child - Shepparton

Relationships Australia Victoria

About RAV

RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years. Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

About the role

Reporting to the Centre Manager and working closely with the Shepparton team, your responsibilities include the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive relationship counselling and therapy, including education programs to individuals, couples and families. Counsellors will have expertise in childhood development and family dynamics and be able to respond to a diverse range of issues: including trauma, violence and abuse, parenting concerns, stress and anxiety, separation and divorce and blended families.

The role is based in Shepparton and is a part-time position, working three (3) days per week on an ongoing basis. There is an expectation that you will be available to work one late night per week providing services on Tuesday 12noon to 8pm.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline including family therapy, social work, counselling, psychology.
  • Previous supervised professional experience in relationship counselling and family violence.
  • Demonstrated application of therapeutic modalities relevant to working with individuals, couples and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals and couples where family violence is present and accurately assess for family violence.
  • Understand and be able to practically apply relevant legislative regulations.

A copy of the position description (can be viewed below and) is available at www.rav.org.au/careers .

What we offer

A competitive salary package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $86k-$89k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to salary packaging. We are an ‘employer of choice’ providing best practice professional development, training, clinical supervision and work / life balance conditions and benefits to our staff.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv.

This is a readvertised role, previous applicants need not reapply.

For specific queries about this position contact Shelley Watson, Centre Manager, by phoning 0488 588 795. We encourage candidates to submit their application as soon as possible as we are keen to progress this recruitment in a timely manner. Final applications close on 28 January 2022.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

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