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Counsellor/Group Facilitator - Relationships Australia - Katherine NT

  • Are you an experienced Counsellor/Group Facilitator?
  • Do you value integrity, respect and social justice?
  • Can you see yourself providing counselling to a broad range of people?

This is the perfect role for you!

Rural workforce Agency are partnering with Relationships Australia NT (RANT), to find a Counsellor/Group Facilitator, to join their committed team in their Katherine location.

Relationships Australia NT offer a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities throughout the NT. Funded by the NT and Commonwealth governments, core services include counselling, family dispute resolution, early intervention and post-separation services.

Being successful in the role, you will be able to support families to raise children in safe and supportive environments, through the delivery of therapeutic services, including counselling to children and their families living in the Katherine region.  

Relationships Australia NT are an organisation built on the values of integrity, excellence, respect, social justice, diversity, and Indigenous cultural knowledge.  

Katherine has a population of approximately 6,300 people, and also has Defence personnel and their families stationed at RAAF Base Tindal, just outside of Katherine. Katherine is known as where “The Outback meets the tropics”, where you can experience tropical thermal springs, beautiful waterfalls, hiking adventures and ancient cultures, all within easy driving distance. Cruise, canoe or fly by helicopter along the Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. See breathtaking waterfalls, sheer cliffs and rock art of the Jawoyn Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the land. All modern amenities are available, with major food stores and specialty outlets, making Katherine an interesting and culturally rich place to live and work in. 
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Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a welcoming and safe environment for children and young people
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Develop, document, oversee and provide on-site effective, innovative and culturally appropriate therapeutic responses for children in remote Indigenous communities
  • Facilitate opportunities for whole of family interventions with parents and kinship carers focused on the impact that these experiences have on the child
  • Link children and families from the target group to other appropriate support services and networks

For more detailed information, please see the attached Position Description.

Selection Criteria:

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

  • Proof of full working rights within Australia
  • Current resume with two contactable referees
  • Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant Humanitarian or Social Science qualification
  • Experience working therapeutically in delivering group programs or one on one with children in a professional setting
  • Drumbeat accreditation highly desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and effects of ‘high impact stress’ and other trauma on children and on family functioning including the effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Sound knowledge of child development theory, trauma theory and attachment theory
  • Demonstrated experience of working with therapeutic models of practice that build resilience and protective behaviours in children and families
  • Experience in the provision of culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal people
  • Experience working alongside and in partnership with Aboriginal staff
  • Ability to undertake professional and community liaison and networking with the community, service providers and government agencies
  • Skills in project development
  • Possession of high-level oral and written communication and administrative skills
  • Ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of RANT

What's In It For You?

  • Excellent salary with salary sacrificing options
  • Full or part time opportunity
  • Relocation allowance of $2,000 to eligible candidates
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Professional development leave to eligible candidates
  • Staff wellbeing allowance
  • Work with a passionate team of health professionals
  • Opportunity to enjoy all of the scenic locations surrounding Katherine

Please note:

  • A commitment to RANT’s Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines
  • Current NT Driver’s License, manual license highly desired
  • Willingness and capacity to travel to regional and remote areas
  • Current Criminal History Check, or willingness to obtain
  • Current Working with Children Clearance, or willingness to obtain

Applications close 23/9/2019

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Want to find out more about this opportunity?

Please contact our recruitment and retention team on 08 8982 1069.

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