Children’s Counsellor – Darwin, NT CatholicCare NT


  • 12-month Maternity Leave position based in Darwin, NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 5 – $94,482 trp (including salary $84,854)
  • Salary packing (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Access to the NT Governments ‘Rent Choice’ Affordable Housing Program, eligibility conditions apply.


We are looking for a Children’s Counsellor to join our team in Darwin, NT

Who we Are

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

About our Program

CatholicCare NT’s counselling program delivers several Family and Relationship programs throughout the NT. Our counselling team aims to enable children, young people, and adults in all their diversity to develop and sustain safe, supportive, and nurturing family relationships, and reduce the emotional, social, and economic costs associated with disruption to family relationships. 


About the Opportunity

The role of the Children’s Counsellor works within a cohesive and integrated team, providing high quality, responsive and culturally appropriate counselling services. The role provides counselling and group work services to vulnerable children and young people which is to be delivered within a family focused framework. This role can include outreach service delivery to ensure the need of the most vulnerable populations are met.


What we are looking for:

  • Relevant qualifications (Counselling, Psychology or Social Work)
  • Demonstrated experience in therapeutic child and adolescent counselling and group work. 
  • Membership of a governing body such as PACFA, AASW or ACA. 
  • Demonstrated competence in using a broad range of evidence-based counselling and group work approaches to support client outcomes 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including case note writing 
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people
  • Specialised qualifications in child/adolescent/ mental health/ counselling desirable


How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website. 


Applications Close: 9am Thursday 13 October 2022

Interviews week of: 17 October 2022


Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.

This position may be eligible to receive a rent subsidy through the ‘Rent Choice’ Affordable Housing Program. Eligibility conditions apply. Please refer to Venture Housing website for more information



The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world.

Darwin is a vibrant coastal town with an easy commute, lively and diverse culture and situated right next door to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Full of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats, the rugged cliffs of Arnhem Land escarpment hide deep sandstone gorges and pockets of monsoon rainforests, with innumerate waterfalls cascading into pools lined with pandanus and gum trees.

In this role you will have the privilege of working closely with multicultural families and communities It will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing part of the world. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others


Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services, and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.


If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be 



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