Counsellor, Counselling and Support for People Affected by the Disability Royal Commission

This position is funded by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission/DRC).

The role requires well developed clinical practice and case management skills. Outreach, community and stakeholder engagement will also form a part of this role. The role requires initiative and flexibility. Clients of the program include, but are not limited to people with disabilities, their families, and paid or unpaid carers. The service provides high-quality trauma-informed counselling and casework for those affected by or engaged with, the DRC.

To be successful in this position applicants require the below:


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or another relevant qualification with supervised clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and experience in trauma-informed counselling, including knowledge of the impact and effects of childhood trauma on adult functioning.
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to trauma-informed care, including knowledge of the impact and effects of childhood trauma on adult functioning.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity and flexibility to travel to regional, rural and remote localities as and when required.


  • Experience and/or qualifications working with people with disabilities and/or mental illness.
  • Qualifications in Disability and/or Mental Health.
  • Experience/qualification in therapeutic group work.
  • Possession of a current NT Driver’s License.


In the performance of this role, you are required to comply with the Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines and to participate in cultural fitness activities. Candidates must be willing to undergo a National Criminal History Check and have the ability to obtain a Working With Children Clearance (Ochre Card).

For further details about this position please refer to our Position Description and Employment Conditions

RANT provides excellent support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum) and generous salary sacrificing options.

To discuss this position further please contact Hiltrud on 08 8923 4999.

Applications should be forwarded to and include a cover letter, current resume and two referees.

Submissions close 09.00 am Monday 02 November.
Applications will be assessed as received.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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