The role

This page outlines the vacancy and the key skills and responsibilities for the role.

Counsellor - Katherine, NT

Katherine, Australia

Reference: 6047003

  • Rewarding full time position based in Katherine
  • SCHADS Award Level 5 - $98,828 trp (including salary $88,758)
  • Salary packing option available (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • Remote allowance!
  • Access to the NT Governments ‘Rent Choice' Affordable Housing Program, eligibility conditions apply.

We are looking for a Counsellor to join our diverse and passionate team in Katherine, NT

Who we Are

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.

About our Program

CatholicCare NT's counselling program deliver a number of Family and Relationship programs throughout the NT. Our counselling team aim to enable children, young people and adults in all their diversity to develop and sustain safe, supportive and nurturing family relationships, and reduce the emotional, social and economic costs associated with disruption to family relationships.

About the Opportunity

The role of the Counsellor is to work within a cohesive and integrated team, providing high quality, responsive and culturally appropriate counselling services. Counsellors may specialise in particular areas depending on skills, experience and client need. As the counsellor's you will support and strengthen family relationships, prevent breakdown, enhance children and young people's wellbeing and mental health, assist couples and families to manage issues arising from relationships, including family violence, and support children after parental separation.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant qualifications (Counselling Psychology or Social Work)
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, young people, adults, and families.
  • Membership of a governing body such as PACFA, AASW or ACA.
  • Demonstrated competence in using a broad range of evidence-based counselling and group work approaches to support client outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including case note writing
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people

How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website.

Applications Close: 9am Thursday 18 August 2022

Interviews week of 22 August 2022

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.

Applications Close: 18 Aug 2022

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Our Selection Process


The NT Government has introduced a requirement for mandatory COVID 19 vaccines for organisations working with vulnerable people. Read more at:

All positions at CatholicCare NT have been classified as a mandatory worker position for the purpose of COVID-19 vaccines/boosters and directions issued by the NT Chief Health Officer, therefore all candidates are required to have proof of vaccination when submitting your application.

It will be a requirement of all roles that CatholicCare NT employees are to be, and remain, “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccination status.  You will be required to provide evidence (vaccination certificate) prior to being considered for employment with CCNT.