Counsellor, Disability Royal Commission Support Services

An exciting opportunity exists to join our Alice Springs office in the role of Counsellor, Disability Royal Commission Support Services (DRCSS) in a full time capacity through to June 2022.

The position is to provide high quality trauma-informed counselling and casework for those affected by, or engaged with, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (referred to as the Disability Royal Commission).  This includes, but is not limited to people with disabilities, their families, and paid or unpaid carers. Priority will be given to safety and a service that empowers and enhances their personal agency.

The role therefore requires well developed clinical practice skills and a good understanding of issues people with a disability and their families may face. Outreach, community and stakeholder engagement will also form part of this role. All activities may be provided face-to-face or via telecommunication. The role requires initiative and flexibility.


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or another relevant qualification with supervised clinical experience.
  • Proven experience in trauma-informed counselling to a wide range of people, including people affected by trauma and abuse, their families and carers.
  • 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 working with people with disabilities and/or mental illness
  • Qualifications in Disability and/or Mental Health.

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 Kivelitz on 08 8923 4999.

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