2 x Counsellors (Extreme Climatic Events) Relationships Australia Victoria


About RAV

RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. 

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Gippsland, your responsibilities include delivering services under the Gippsland Primary Health Network Mental Health Supports for Bushfire Affected Australians program which is aimed to support individuals and communities affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Specifically, the delivery of the Frontline Emergency Distress and Trauma Counselling, which provides emergency mental health care for people affected by bushfire for individuals, families and emergency service personnel.

All RAV counsellors need to be guided by evidence-based, trauma-informed practice and able to implement interventions, good theory and research, able to choose interventions that are most likely to bring about sustained positive change. Complex cases may require some case management.

We have two (2) exciting part-time opportunities, four (4) days per week until 31 December 2022 with a possible extension dependent on funding. The successful candidates will be based in Bairnsdale providing weekly outreach into East Gippsland Communities impacted by bushfire. Overnight stays in East Gippsland will be required. Accommodation will be provided, and travel costs reimbursed.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a related discipline including family therapy, social work, counselling and psychology. 
  • Previous supervised professional experience in counselling.
  • Demonstrated application of therapeutic modalities relevant to working with individuals, couples and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to use therapeutic interventions and use appropriate good assessment tools.
  • Understand and be able to practically apply relevant legislative regulations.

What we offer

A competitive salary package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $86k to $89k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to salary packaging. We are an ‘employer of choice’ providing best practice professional development, training, clinical supervision and work / life balance conditions and benefits to our staff. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv.

A copy of the position description is available in the application box above. For SEEK candidates, please find the position description at www.rav.org.au/careers [link removed].

For specific queries about this position contact Kylie Lancaster, Senior Manager Gippsland by phoning (03) 5175 9500. Applications close on 1 July 2022.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies.  RAV services are required to comply with these orders. The health and safety of our employees and clients is a priority. Candidates are required to provide vaccination evidence during the recruitment process.  

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.



Relationships Australia Victoria

Job Salary

$86k-$89kpa(pro-rata)+super+salary packaging

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