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Couple and Family Counsellor – Relationships Australia NT – Darwin

  • Part of a team that provides high quality counselling services
  • Competitive salary and 5 weeks annual leave
  • Professional development opportunities


Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) NT is partnering with Relationship Australia NT (RANT) to find an experienced Counsellor to join their Darwin practice. Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.

In this role you will be responsible for providing high quality ongoing counselling and where applicable relationship education services to individuals, couples, families and children. The position will involve working collaboratively within the Family and Relationship Services (FaRS) team to maintain excellent standards of practice and may also involve some networking with other agencies.

The Location: Darwin

User-added imageThe Top End region is home to Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city. Darwin is arguably one of Australia's most cosmopolitan cities with a population consisting of more than 60 nationalities. The greater Darwin area has a population of approximately 120,500 people. The city's multicultural mix is highlighted by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained including the Deckchair Cinema, sailing, museums and shopping centres as well as being nearby Litchfield National Park for great camping and swimming. The region has a tropical climate with a distinctively dry and wet season.


  • Meet RANT’s targets for completed counselling sessions and other activities as set for the position by the Director Early Intervention or Director Alice Springs
  • Provide a high quality of clinical services to individuals, couples, families and children.
  • Contribute to the effective functioning of the FaRS Team.
  • Co-facilitate relationship education courses where applicable.
  • Support the development of culturally sensitive and accessible counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients.
  • Maintain practice as a family and relationship counsellor with active participation in ongoing supervision.
  • Maintain self and professional development via accessing in-service training and other professional training opportunities as available
  • Contribute toward the professional activities of Relationships Australia NT (RANT), in particular projects approved by the CEO and in consultation with the Manager FaRS.
  • May provide supervision to a limited number of supervises as part of a contribution to the professional activities of the organisation as required.
  • Maintain effective communication with RANT Management and colleagues
  • Carry out the policies and decisions of RANT Management.
  • Adhere to RANT policy and direction in all areas of professional conduct and services delivered.
  • Utilise computer systems to maintain Penelope (Client Information System) records, and to access RANT communication systems and information.
  • Maintain referral protocols with other community agencies, and other professional service providers.
  • Such other duties as RANT Management directs


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

  • A tertiary qualification in Psychology or Social Work with the relevant registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience in counselling, group work and assisting individuals, couples, families and children across a broad range of issues including experience in the provision of services to those from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to relationship counselling including knowledge of the impact of family and domestic violence on individual, couples, families and the counselling process
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with a wide range of people
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team, fostering the confidence and co-operation of others within the ethos and values of the organisation, and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated competence in computer applications including word processing, use of data bases, electronic diary, email and web searches
  • Some work outside normal office hours may be required in the facilitation of Relationship Education courses or the provision of after-hours counselling appointments, one evening per week. In this instance, you will start and finish work late.


  • Salary $75,660.20 per annum (Level 5 Pay point 1)
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development opportunities ($3,000 – total of 10 days leave)
  • $200 per financial year as part of the organisations commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its staff

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s card (Ochre) prior to commencement in this role.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the Recruitment and Retention Team:

t 08 8982 1000

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