Manager Family and Relationship Services Relationships Australia NT


About Relationships Australia Northern Territory

Relationships Australia Northern Territory (RA-NT) is a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation providing a broad range of services, which are for all members of the community regardless of religion, belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background, or economic circumstances.

Our clients are often dealing with complex and sensitive situations, so we look for employees who are understanding, knowledgeable and genuinely care about the wellbeing of others.

What We Offer:

We provide a positive work culture and a diverse and inclusive environment. Our people matter to us, and we are committed to supporting them and their wellbeing. We play an active role in the professional development of our staff.

  • Competitive Salary + 10.5% Super + Salary Sacrifice (up to $15,899 for tax free benefits and $2,650 p/a for entertainment benefits)
  • Generous Professional Development of $3000 and 10 days study leave pro rata per year
  • 5 weeks annual leave with leave loading
  • + 3 days extra leave between Christmas and New Year
  • EAP for employees and family
  • Relocation assistance of $4000, conditions apply 
  • Wellbeing Allowance of $500, per financial year.

The Role

Reporting to the Director Early Intervention Services, the Manager Family and Relationship Services, is a key leadership position that will play an integral role in changing and shaping the way mental health and wellbeing services and supports are delivered to our clients in Family and Relationship Services.

The goal is to lead a dynamic team of counselling professionals in delivering therapeutic and holistic clinical services that are appropriate, sensitive, and respectful for a diverse range of people from a variety of different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

Through reflective practice, you will support continuous improvement; quality assurance; continued professional development; well-being and alignment to best practice standards and client needs. 
Central to your leadership style is a strengths-based approach that creates a safe and secure working environment through the provision of guidance, feedback, and mentoring.  

Your expert clinical knowledge, decision making skills and management experience will be essential in supporting the Director of Early Intervention Services to ensure contract requirements and organisational service development goals are fulfilled.

The Manager Family and Relationship Services role is an important part of the leadership structure that supports a team of 8 staff to achieve a supportive and effective workplace culture that enables great outcomes for clients and the community. Our programs are located across the Northern Territory. Our services are focused on therapeutic care and interventions, for work, family, and individual needs.

We have 6 complex contracts across defence, police, fire, domestic violence, and various other environments. You will have both operational and clinical responsibilities in provision of counselling, psycho-education services and group programs to individuals, couples, and families.

If this sounds appealing, we warmly invite all people driven leaders with experience and passion in mental health and wellbeing services to contact us or complete an application.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling/Therapist equivalent
  • Eligibility for APS, AASW or other equivalent counsellor/therapist professional membership.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of staff including recruitment, retention, and industrial relations issues.
  • Proven leadership and team development skills with the ability to manage a range of diverse projects.
  • Established prior competence in supervision, couple or family therapy, counselling, group work and trauma informed practice.
  • Experience in delivering quality customer service to a diverse range of people, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities.
  • Ability to undertake professional and community liaison work, and networking within the community, service providers and government agencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to represent the programs and organisation externally.
  • Able to use technology competently (including Microsoft office programs and client databases).
  • A satisfactory Northern Territory working with children check.
  • A satisfactory national criminal history check.
  • A commitment to our Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines.


  • Qualifications in couple and/or family therapy
  • Qualifications in the provision of clinical supervision
  • Experience in delivering training to professional groups
  • First Aid Certificate

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead and work within an organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for people in their community.  To be considered, please make use of the link provided or send your resume to [email protected].



Relationships Australia NT

Job Salary

$100,000 - $109,999

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