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Aboriginal Counsellor and Community Worker

Fixed-term position until 30 June 2019
Job Type:
Full Time
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We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Counsellor for our Counselling and Support Services team based in Launceston. The successful applicant will be providing a high quality counselling services to Aborigines in Tasmania to support positive and respectful relationships.

The client services provided in Early Intervention Services are primarily focussed on working with individuals, children and families in response to any type of relationship or life issue and to improve their mental health and/or personal health & wellbeing. The position of Aboriginal Counsellor and Community Worker is pivotal to the objectives of Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) to deliver a culturally sensitive counselling and development service within a collaborative framework. As a counsellor for RA Tas, you will be expected to acknowledge and accept the right of the Aboriginal community to determine their own health needs and assist in meeting those needs.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to counselling
  • Experience in providing counselling services, case management and support services.
  • Skills in case management, both trauma-informed and general counselling, and the ability to work with clients who have suffered abuse, personal and relationship trauma
  • The ability to engage with clients therapeutically with a broad range of intellectual abilities, motivational levels, health profiles, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge, and an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal issues and/or community, or the ability to rapidly acquire this
  • A commitment to providing outreach services with Aboriginal organisations in the north and north-west of Tasmania.
  • Current Drivers Licence (desirable)

RA Tas is an equal opportunity employer with a culture that enables staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance. RA Tas is an Employer of Choice and holds White Ribbon Accreditation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply

      Selection Criteria

      Please refer to the attached position description for the list of selection criteria. To be considered for this role, please note your application MUST include a brief statement against each of the selection criteria, updated Resume with two referees and a cover letter.

        Contact Details

        If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Yvette Cehtel, Manager Counselling and Support Services (North/North-West) on 1300 364 277 or on e-mail -

        Address for submitting applications

        Applications will be received up until 9am Monday 18 June 2018 and should be forwarded to (Please mark your application ‘Private and Confidential’)

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