Job No: RANSW256
Location: Parramatta Centre


About Relationships Australia NSW

Relationships Australia NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities in order to foster personal and social well-being. We are committed to building our support for families who are in greatest need, facing complex issues and have limited access to resources and services. Further information about our organisation can be found on our website

Our Vision

Our vision is "Strong Relationships, Strong Communities".

Our Focus

Our work directly enables people to make positive choices with regard to their relationships and life situations, to strengthen relationships within their families and communities, and to manage conflict and change. The core of our work centres on family relationships. This involves working with individual family members, couples and family groups. We provide services which respect difference and are socially inclusive, recognising that individuals’ backgrounds, values, family circumstances and connections are very diverse. These services draw on expertise in counselling, mediation and dispute resolution, relationship education, and information and referral. More broadly, RANSW works to strengthen community connections which sustain positive relationships. We also advance knowledge and professional practice through accredited education programs and research. Our endeavours are supported by strong collaboration within the national Relationships Australia network and with other partners.

What Guides Us

Relationship wellbeing is at the very heart of a cohesive and productive society. There are many factors in the environment that challenge that wellbeing, and great social and economic costs when relationships are put under pressure or break down. We believe that active relationship support is vital – both to foster healthy and resilient relationships and to offer support at critical stress points.

Our Values

Our values guide how we engage with one another, with our communities and with our clients (they also form the foundation of our reward and recognition program).

  • Respectful
  • Excellent
  • Collaborative
  • Courageous
  • Safe

About the Opportunity

We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the Relationship Education program in the Parramatta Centre specifically to run the Family Relationship Education and Skills Training Program (FREST).

This successful applicants will have:

  • a background & experience with complex, challenging client situations including domestic violence, men’s violence and children
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • ability and commitment to work as part of a team

 The successful candidate will need to work flexible hours including after hours and some Saturdays to run groups.

The is a part time position working 15 hours per week. The annual base salary for this position is between $25,498 to $30,227 ( for 15 hours per week) plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. This will be negotiated with the successful candidate being dependent on their level of experience, training and qualifications.

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Where is the position located?

Parramatta Centre

Position Closes

Sunday 01 April 2018 at 9.00pm sharp (NSW time).

What benefits are on offer?

Employees of Relationships Australia (NSW) enjoy salary packaging and a number of non-salary benefits that have been designed to assist in their personal and career growth and their well-being. The following benefits are offered to our staff: 

  • Salary Packaging available to staff based on our Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status, providing additional reduction in tax payable.
  • Salary sacrificing to superannuation, some educational courses and other approved items if desired.
  • 5 additional leave days per year (pro rata), to be used between Christmas and New Year, and your Birthday.
  • Our peer nomination based Reward and Recognition program based on 'Living Our Values'
  • Discounted fees for courses undertaken through Relationships Australia (NSW) Professional Training.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • The technology to support you in your role.
  • Additional Study Leave for approved educational courses.
  • Comprehensive supervision and support for therapists.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.


Relationships Australia NSW is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognises the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. Candidates are selected in accordance with pre-determined selection criteria. Australia's First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

 How to Apply?


You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document. You can then COPY and PASTE your answers from Word into the below fields.

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  2. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  3. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below:


  • Relevant qualifications in counselling, psychology, social work, health promotion, adult education, community welfare or similar field (minimum Diploma level) including group work training
  • Clinical expertise in working in a therapeutic learning environment with individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of family relationships and the impact of issues affecting couples, families and children including family safety.
  • Capacity to use self reflection, clinical supervision and professional development to improve practice and co-leaderships.
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written abilities.
  • Effective IT skills, including use of data bases and a range of Microsoft office programs.


Training and experience in working in any of the following areas:

  • Domestic violence
  • Children in groups
  • Men’s Behaviour Change programs
  • Parenting groups
  • Post separation programs
  • Women and children who have been affected by family violence


Note: There is no word limit for addressing selection criteria but it is essential to respond to each criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs explaining how you have demonstrated the particular skill or quality. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point and tell us in best possible way why you are the right person for the job.

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