Counsellor – Rebuild Counselling for Victims of Crime Relationships Australia South Australia



  • Part-time and Full-time positions available. Fixed term contract to 30 June 2026.
  • $83,275 per annum pro rata + Super + Leave Loading + Salary Packaging.  
  • Located across Adelaide, Berri, Elizabeth, Hindmarsh, Marion, Port Adelaide, Salisbury, and Port Augusta.


As a result of increased funding, RASA is currently hiring full-time and part-time candidates to join our Rebuild team. This team plays a crucial role in offering vital trauma-based counseling and peer support to both child and adult victim-survivors of crime, as they navigate through the criminal justice process.

You’re welcome at RASA

Our belief in the transformative power of relationships lies at the heart of everything we do. You will be joining an inclusive, supportive and welcoming culture. Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) Values are Diversity, Respect, Belonging and Learning and this is reflected in the way we work and treat each other. Our teams embrace people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, sexual and gender identities. We understand that your relationships are important, so we believe in being flexible, where possible, to support you to balance your work and personal commitments.

Who we are looking for

The primary focus of this role is to provide counselling to victims of crime that addresses the immediate impact of the crime, providing essential guidance during their engagement with the criminal justice process.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification (AQF level 7) in social work, psychology, counselling or related discipline or a diploma (AQF level 5) in counselling.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing counselling to those affected by violence, abuse, and trauma.
  • Knowledge of current evidence based therapeutic practices such as family therapy, narrative therapy, strength-based therapies, behavioural therapies (eg DBT, ACT or CBT) and trauma.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of therapeutic needs of people who are victims of crime, both violent and non-violent.
  • Demonstrated experience in trauma informed practices working with vulnerable people.
  • A high level of cultural competency working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander along with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals, couples, or families in a therapeutic context.

It would be a bonus if you have:

  • Postgraduate (AQF level 9) qualification in social work, psychology, counselling, or related discipline.
  • Experience in working holistically with children and young people who have experienced trauma and family centred work.
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal communities, families, and services.
  • Experience working with the criminal justice system.

What you will be doing  

  • Deliver high-quality trauma-informed counseling, comprehensive support, and referrals tailored to the specific needs of victims of crime.
  • Collaborate with relevant social and practical support services, such as SAPOL, VOCSA, DPP, housing, health, mental health, financial, and aged care, to address the critical needs of individuals effectively.
  • Prioritize client safety, efficient case planning, and appropriate referrals through comprehensive screening and risk assessment of complex relationship and social issues using the Detection of Overall Risk Screen (DOORS) tool, WSAS, and Kessler 10 assessment.
  • Perform risk and safety assessments, conduct counseling sessions, review progress, maintain accurate records, and report outcomes.
  • Establish effective communication with key stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
  • Uphold principles of confidentiality while ensuring compliance with mandatory reporting obligations and Information Sharing Guidelines (ISG).


For more information you can read the full Position Description

If this role is what you are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.

Enquiries: Any enquiries can be addressed to Sophie McEvoy on 08 8223 4566.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 21 August 2023.


Relationships Australia South Australia is a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity Employer

Please note that the services provided at RASA sites mean that our employees need to follow some specific requirements:

  • A satisfactory DHS Working with Children Check
  • A satisfactory National Criminal History Check
  • Have had the three TGA approved and recognised COVID vaccine doses and provide the certificate. If you can’t comply, you are encouraged to have a confidential conversation with the hiring manager about your individual circumstances.


*How Salary Packaging can increase your take home pay

Salary packing is an entitlement granted by the Federal Government to workers in approved non-government and health organisations. Salary Packaging can increase your take home salary by creating tax free earnings. In effect, $15,899 of your wage can be paid tax free in each fringe benefit tax year. This ‘tax free’ amount is in addition to the tax-free threshold of $18,200 for income.

Follow the link to the Salary Packaging information provided by AccessPay, our chosen provider, to find out more.


About RASA

Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) is a not-for-profit, secular, community organisation, helping people to overcome difficulties and bring about positive change in their lives. We offer services for families, couples and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. To find out more about RASA go to



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