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Counsellor/ Community Worker – Aboriginal Cultural Connections

Fixed term Opportunity Until 30 June 2021
Job Type:
Full Time
Position Location:
Closing Date:


Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Counsellor for our Support and Case Management Services team based in Launceston. The successful applicant will be providing high-quality counselling services to Aborigines in Tasmania to support positive and respectful relationships.

The client services provided by this team 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, 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


If you are interested in this position have a look at the position description, then phone Darisha McKnight on 1300 364 277 for a conversation about the opportunity.

RA Tas is a recognised Employer of Choice.  We are an equal opportunity employer that has a culture enabling staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance. We offer flexible working arrangements, attractive salary packaging options and a supportive team environment in which to work.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Please note, to be considered for this position your application MUST include an Application for Employment form, a brief statement against each of the selection criteria (refer to the position description for the selection criteria) and a copy of your resume.

Contact Details

Darisha McKnight on 1300 364 277 or via

Address for submitting applications

Applications should be addressed to the HR Officer via email to (Please include position title in the e-mail subject and mark your application ‘Private and Confidential’).

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