Wurli’s is currently looking for a qualified, passionate and dedicated Counsellor to join our Community Services Team. The Wurli Community Services stream has a range of programs incorporating culturally safe and holistic intervention, education and treatment, these include:-

  • The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program ( Mental Health)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Management Program
  • Strong Indigenous Families (Family and Domestic Violence)
  • Katherine Individual Support Program; and
  • StrongBala Justice Program


This role is based in Wurli’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program team and will have a strong focus on suicide prevention. Wurli Counsellors are responsible for providing holistic, person centred and culturally appropriate case management, education, therapeutic services and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and groups. Counsellors in our team provide program specific, wrap around and trauma informed therapeutic support focusing on building and supporting safety in the community by addressing stressors for social and emotional wellbeing.

Key service deliverables for counsellors in our team include:-

  • The delivery of culturally appropriate counselling / therapeutic services such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy and other relevant therapies to clients on a needs identified basis
  • Actively assist with the development of treatment plans / case management processes that are client focused
  • Ensure interventions developed to address client needs are clearly linked to an appropriate treatment plan, which is continuously monitored and evaluated for effectiveness
  • Provide for skill development in clients in the areas of coping mechanisms, mediation, conflict resolution, anger management, grief and loss and health promotion and awareness.
  • Design and deliver group counselling activities and workshops and wellbeing promotion as required.


You will have relevant tertiary qualifications such as a Diploma in counselling or equivalent other mental health qualifications and be a Member of ACA or AASW. Ideally you will have at least 3 years’ experience in delivering therapeutic services coupled with a sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and culture, including issues affecting communities. Previous experience in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation is preferred.


Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service offers a supportive and team orientated work environment and is committed to supporting professional development for their employees. In return for your commitment and dedication to our clients and our service you will receive an attractive base salary (negotiable based on your experience and qualifications) plus superannuation. A fantastic range of further benefits include:

  • Salary sacrificing options;
  • Generous leave entitlements (6 weeks annual leave, 15 days personal leave, 1 week special leave, study leave);
  • Relocation assistance is available for eligible applicants

Applications for this opportunity can be submitted online or sent to

The successful applicant must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a current Criminal History Check and a current Northern Territory driver’s licence. If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9195. For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Counsellor (Community Services).

Wurli is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


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