At RA Tas our purpose is to help people and communities thrive.

Our culture is the foundation upon which everything else is built. That’s why we invest in building an environment where our people feel supported and motivated to help make our vision a reality. We believe that a collective effort that draws upon the diverse strengths of all staff create the best results.

The diverse background and perspectives of our staff, the people we support, and our inclusive and collaborative culture are the keys to our success.

The role

Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Counsellor / Community Worker for our Early Intervention team based in Launceston. The successful applicant will be providing high-quality counselling services on a permanent part-time basis to Aborigines in Northern Tasmania to support positive and respectful relationships.

The services provided by this team are primarily focussed on working with individuals, children and families in response to any type of relationship or life issue and to improve their mental health and/or personal health & wellbeing. The position of the Counsellor / Community Worker is pivotal to the objectives of Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) to deliver a culturally sensitive counselling and development service within a collaborative framework. As a counsellor for RA Tas, you will be expected to acknowledge and accept the right of the Aboriginal community to determine their own health needs and assist in meeting those needs.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to counselling
  • Experience in providing counselling services, case management and support services.
  • Skills in case management, both trauma-informed and general counselling, and the ability to work with clients who have suffered abuse, personal and relationship trauma
  • The ability to engage with clients therapeutically with a broad range of intellectual abilities, motivational levels, health profiles, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to action work plans to produce effective outcomes
  • Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of current issues impacting the Aboriginal Community in Tasmania
  • Understanding of intergenerational trauma
  • A commitment to providing outreach services with Aboriginal organisations in the north and north-west of Tasmania.
  • Current Drivers Licence


  • Salary starting from $75,535 + Super / *Pro-rata
  • Additional PAID leave days (up to 5 per year *pro-rata)
  • Additional Salary packing options (up to $15,900 TAX FREE each FB year)
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Industry best practice Supervision to support you in your professional journey
  • Interstate relocation assistance opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Services

What you need to do now:

If this role sounds like one you are eager to pursue, please review the position description and contact Darisha McKnight – Manager Support and Case Management N/NW on 1300 364 277 for a confidential conversation about the opportunity.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

To be considered for this role, please note your application should be forwarded to  Applications MUST include a completed application form, a brief statement against each of the selection criteria, and a copy of your current resume. Please refer to the position description for the selection criteria.

RA Tas is a recognised Employer of Choice.  We are an equal opportunity employer that has a culture enabling staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance. We offer flexible working arrangements, attractive salary packaging options and a supportive team environment in which to work.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are encouraged to apply.