connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Counsellor Couple, Family and Child - Traralgon

  • You can make a difference providing professional, high quality counselling/therapy to our clients.
  • Permanent, part-time 3days per week (22hrs per week).
  • Based in Traralgon, Gippsland.

We are seeking an experienced candidate who is committed to working in the community sector who would use their significant experience to choose interventions that are most likely to bring about sustained positive change. This position requires acting up in the Senior Clinician role several times annually.


  • Salary

    $72,317 - $87,856 (pro rata) plus 9.25% superannuation and tax-free benefits
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please use the application form below and attach a covering letter responding to the Skills, Experience and Qualifications listed in this job ad and include a current resume. Applications close 5pm.

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 14 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Gippsland and working closely with the Traralgon team, your responsibilities will include the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive relationship counselling and therapy, including education programs to individuals, couples and families. This role also requires the successful person to step up to the Senior Clinician role several times annually.

Counsellors will have expertise in childhood development and family dynamics and be able to respond to a diverse range of issues: including trauma, violence and abuse, parenting concerns, stress and anxiety, separation and divorce and blended families.

 Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy, Counselling or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated application of therapeutic modalities relevant to working with individuals, couples, children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to use therapeutic interventions and use appropriate good assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, couples and families where family violence is present and accurately assess for family violence.
  • Previous experience working in an environment delivering tailored programs and services to a diverse range of community clients, including CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community, mental health issues, family violence issues and individuals at risk.

This role is based in our office in Traralgon, Gippsland.   The successful candidate will be offered a permanent, part time position and there will be one late night per week which will be Thursday night.  RAV centres may be open, depending on client demand and operational requirements, 1-2 nights per week or a Saturday morning.  Depending upon the role and location, you may be required to work an evening each week or other working hours will be negotiated which may be outside of standard business hours, on a regular basis.

RAV requires all employees to undertake a satisfactory National and/or International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check prior to employment. 

What we offer

You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience. RAV is an Employer of Choice in the community sector.  RAV is a recognised public benevolent institution (PBI) and as such can offer employees additional salary packaging and tax benefits.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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    Attention: If you have a specific query in relation to this vacancy please contact Jo Huggins, Senior Manager Gippsland on 03 5175 9500.