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Disability Counsellor – Relationships Australia – Alice Springs

Disability Counsellor – Relationships Australia – Alice Springs

  • Full time contract
  • $84,850.48 per annum (Level 5.1)
  • Salary package up to $15,899 per annum pro rata

Why Relationships Australia?
Relationships Australia Northern Territory (RA-NT) is a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation providing a broad range of services, for all members of the community regardless of religion, belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. Our clients are often dealing with complex and sensitive situations so we look for employees who are understanding, knowledgeable and genuinely care about the wellbeing of others.

What’s in it for you?

  • Full time contract 37.5 hours per week. (8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday)
  • $84,850.48 per annum (Level 5.1)
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave per annum pro rata
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • Professional development entitlements

What’s the role?
This position is funded to provide services to people affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).

Clients of the program include, but are not limited to people with disabilities, their families, and paid or unpaid carers. The service provides high quality trauma-informed counselling and casework for those affected by, or engaged with, the DRC. Priority will be given to safety and a service that empowers and enhances clients’ personal agency.

Duties include:

  • Provide trauma-informed, client-focused, and accessible counselling and support to people who have been affected by the Disability Royal Commission. This includes providing services in the RA-NT office, in the community or at clients’ residence, and telecommunication
  • Provide social and practical support to meet the needs of individual clients, including appropriate referrals to external agencies and other Relationships Australia NT programs.
  • Assist clients in making submissions to the Disability Royal Commission including working with associated advocacy and legal services
  • Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse individuals and communities in a culturally sensitive and respectful way
  • Deliver services, community engagement and liaise with stakeholders across the entire Northern Territory potentially requiring urban, regional and remote travel.

Is this the right role for you?
Not limited to but before you apply, we need you to have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or another relevant qualification
  • A satisfactory Northern Territory working with children check (Ochre Card) and national criminal history check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and experience in trauma-informed counselling
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Current NT Driver’s License.

If you are an experienced Counsellor seeking change or career development with National company apply today by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link. Alternatively If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity or to find out other opportunities within the Allied Health Industry in the Northern Territory like this, please contact Brie Culph on 08 8982 1056 for a confidential discussion.

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

Up to AU$85,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Allied Health

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