Counsellor (Rockhampton) CatholicCare Central Queensland


  • Covid-19 vaccinated workforce
  • Amazingly flexible working arrangements / Full or part-time working options available.
  • A varied and interesting role with an established and respected community organisation.

About CatholicCare Central Queensland

CatholicCare Central Queensland is a large, vibrant and well respected not for profit organisation providing services across the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. From Mackay in the north to Bundaberg in the South, and out to Longreach in the Central West, our primary focus is based on our Christian Ethos and the principles of Catholic Social Justice.

Primary Objective

As a member of the Clinical & Social Services Team, Counsellors are responsible for:

  • Providing therapeutic counselling to individuals, families, groups, children and young people.
  • Developing and implementing psycho education or community education services to individuals or groups.
  • Implementing client outcome measures.
  • Ensuring they provide services in accordance with relevant funding guidelines and standards including services in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975.
  • Participating in program promotion and networking to ensure financial viability of the program.

Core Competencies

  • Provide client assessment and therapeutic counselling to children, individuals, couples and families in accordance to the Family Law Act 1975 (Family Counsellors).
  • Develop, plan and supervise the implementation of psycho-educational, developmental therapeutic programs or community education activities.
  • Implement client outcome measures in accordance with service guidelines, funding accountability and professional responsibilities.
  • Provide response to critical stress incidents and to post traumatic stress disorders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A relevant 4-year degree with one year of relevant experience; OR three year degree with two years or relevant experience; OR associate diploma with relevant experience; OR lesser formal qualifications with substantial years of relevant experience; OR attained through previous appointments, service and/or study an equivalent level of experience and expertise to undertake the range of activities required;
  • Current C class driver’s license (QLD).
  • Proof of Membership and ability to maintain membership to one of the following professional associations: ACA Christian Counsellors of Australia QLD Counsellors Association Australian Community Counselling Association Inc – professional membership, ACWA, AASW and or APS.

The successful candidate will also be required to demonstrate entitlement to work in Australia, and to disclose any pre-existing injury or disease which may be adversely affected by undertaking the inherent requirements of the position.

This position requires the completion of an Australian Federal Police check, an NDIS disability worker screening check, and attainment of a Blue Card for working with children, prior to commencement.

*All staff of CatholicCare must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical exception in place, as outlined in the Queensland Public Health Direction Workers in a Healthcare Setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements).*

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

• Your current resume

• A cover letter clearly addressing each core competency.

Apply today for a career that changes lives

“*Please note: Our organisation has recently undergone a name change from CentacareCQ to CatholicCare Central Queensland. This change came into effect as of June 2022. We proudly deliver services and employ our people regardless of religious backgrounds and beliefs, and we will continue to deliver the same quality services under our new name.*



CatholicCare Central Queensland

Job Salary

$37 - $40 per hour

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