Huntington’s Disease Specialist Advisor Huntington’s Australia


Huntington’s Disease Specialist Advisor (0.4 FTE) 

This important and challenging role will suit an experienced individual seeking to work with people affected by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and their families.  HD-specific training will be provided as required.  

The primary purpose of this role is to support people affected by HD to build resilience and mental health capacity through the professional facilitation of support groups and the delivery of therapeutic counselling.  

As the only specialist HD Advisor providing counselling and facilitation of support groups in NSW or the ACT, there is no shortage of work or challenges. We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, with a genuine interest in supporting a vulnerable client group, while learning and expanding their knowledge and adapting to a changing environment.

Huntington’s NSW ACT is the peak body representing the Huntington’s community in NSW and the ACT. We support people affected by Huntington’s Disease (HD) to live their best possible life, while striving to eliminate the factors that make our organisation necessary. We provide leadership in Huntington’s disease information, education, awareness, support and advocacy. 

Working from our cottage in West Ryde, with flexibility to work from home as well, you will be part of a growing, committed team working for a community-owned charity with extensive FBT benefits. On-site parking available; we are also a short walk to major bus and train routes.

How to Apply

The position description can be found below. It includes pay classification and selection criteria which must be addressed in your application.

Applicants will have a minimum of a tertiary qualification equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in an allied health discipline, mental health, psychology, social work, with experience in an area directly relevant to health, disability or community services. They will ideally have three years’ experience in similar roles. 

Applications must include: 

  • Covering letter 
  • Statement addressing at least essential selection criteria
  • CV

Please note that if you do not address all the essential criteria your application is unlikely to be considered. The position description including essential criteria can be found here:

Questions about the position can be addressed to Lewis Kaplan, CEO on 0407 108 667

Please send your application to [email protected] by 9 am Monday 28 August 2023.