Practice Specialist Therapeutic Services


Relationships Australia NSW

Relationship support services for individuals, couples, families

Practice Specialist Therapeutic Services

NFP organisation dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities
Full-time role with excellent benefits on offer
Located in Head Office, Macquarie Park
Exciting senior role with a dynamic, innovative team!

Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) believes everyone is entitled to positive, supportive and healthy relationships. Our work is centred on building strong family relationships and community connections. As a leading independent non-profit organisation, we focus on those in greatest need, and we conduct our work with respect for difference and social inclusiveness.

RANSW offers expertise in counselling, mediation, dispute resolution, and relationship education.

We are looking for an experienced Practice Specialist Therapeutic Services to join the team. If you have a background in Psychology or Social Work and have managed, supported and developed child, couple and family counselling programs, and have provided supervision in a state wide level, and would enjoy making a positive social impact through the work you do, this could be the right role for you!

About the role

The Practice Specialist Therapeutic Services will:

-Lead the professional workforce within RANSW;
-Ensure excellence in the implementation, supervision and development of therapeutic services;
-Ensuring quality and compliance in therapeutic and counselling services, and provide thought leadership to the organisation and external stakeholders;
-Focus on development and innovation;
-Articulate theories of change on which service delivery is designed; ensure services are benchmarked against research evidence;
-Lead the transfer of research into practice and policy in therapeutic services;
-Lead the professional development strategy;
-Ensure policies and procedures reflect best practice and legislation;
-Work collaboratively with Managers to secure supervision resources to ensure excellent practice in their Centres;
-Provide expertise that assists with building skills, work with complex client circumstances, and actively support the supervision being provided within the Centre.

About the successful candidate

This is a full time position working 5 days per week and the successful candidate will have the following:
-Qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Welfare or related discipline, ideally to post graduate level
-Post graduate qualifications in therapeutic practice incorporating a range of modalities and interventions
-Supervision qualification, with experience equivalent to 3-5 years
-Extensive expertise across a range of client services, most particularly child, couple and family therapy
-Experience in a broad range of practice theory, governance and practice models aligned with RANSW frameworks
-A clear and current understanding of the professional and legal requirements relevant to the position
-Demonstrated skill in identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation in the practice area
-Proven ability to lead and influence staff and stakeholders, with confidence and inclusivity in the workplace
-Excellent communication skills – verbal and written including presentation skills
-Ability to influence and advocate for clients and/or staff and with stakeholders in a professional manner
-Planning, organisational and administrative skills, including computer skills
-Self-management and commitment to learning and development

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RANSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Australia’s First Nations people are encouraged to apply. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we aim to drive greater equality by practical actions to build strong relationships, increased employment opportunities, and enhanced respect between First Nations peoples and other Australians. RANSW’s RAP can be found on our website at

RANSW recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We work hard to promote a supportive work environment and we have a strong focus on professional development. We offer a range of benefits including salary packaging with significant tax-free benefits.