Senior Clinician Therapeutics Relationships Australia


Senior Clinician – Therapeutic Services

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities, and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

Your new role

  • Full time (or Part time 30hrs), ongoing
  • Located in Deakin, ACT
  • Annual salary between $ 102,554.37 to $108,477.14

Therapeutic services refer to any counselling, relationship education, and specialised family violence programs delivered by Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. It also refers to any outreach, group work, casework or project that operates as a therapeutic service or any therapeutic work undertaken by the RACR Dhunlung Yarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service. This role supports the Practice Manager by supervising and overseeing the delivery of Therapeutic services.

In consultation with the Practice Manager, Therapeutic Services the Senior Clinician is expected to:

  • Contribute to the quality of the therapeutic services and other related programs offered by RACR.
  • Provide support and leadership to staff involved in delivery of therapeutic services including counsellors, group facilitators and family advisors.
  • Provide support to members of the therapeutic team in their clinical work, effectively manage cases and contract requirements and foster resilience and wellbeing.
  • Undertake clinical work and group facilitation as required.


What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Mental health experience and qualification in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Social Science. Current registration/membership with at least one of the following: Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Association for Social Workers (AASW); Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Level 2 or above Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
  2. Demonstrated experience and skills in supervising a therapeutic team and knowledge or experience in restorative practice.
  3. Ability to demonstrate a broad range of therapeutic interventions, in particular the use of systemic therapies, with relevant experience and skills, to deliver individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, trauma approaches, working with children and young people, group work and educative programs.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the drivers, contributing factors, assessment and risk management relevant to family and domestic violence, and knowledge or experience in working with mental health issues, addictions, disabilities and the use of trauma informed practice.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply” button on our website.

Position description with selection criteria is available at  For further information about the position or application process, please contact Human Resources at (02) 6923 9100 or by email [email protected].  

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 27 August 2023



Relationships Australia

Job Salary

Full time