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PACFA is an equal opportunity employer that offers attractive salary packaging benefits to all permanent staff.  The office in Fitzroy North can be reached easily by public transport and the capital city bike trail runs right outside the office.

There are also opportunities for volunteers to contribute to PACFA’s mission.

We use consultants for research and training projects. Go to the Research Tenders page for tenders being advertised.

Current Employment Opportunities

Policy and Advocacy Manager

PACFA is recruiting a full-time Policy and Advocacy Manager  to work closely with the CEO to implement a range of campaigns aimed at increasing professional recognition and employment opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists. PACFA is in a phase of significant growth and development. This newly created position will support the continuing growth of the organisation nationally.

Applicants will have relevant tertiary qualifications (e.g. politics, law, public policy or health promotion), knowledge and experience of political processes and government policy, and experience in a campaigning or advocacy role. Applicants will have high-level written and verbal communication skills, for example, experience writing policy documents, government submissions or media communications, and high-level relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills.

To apply, please download the Position Description

Please submit applications to the CEO at maria.brett@pacfa.org.au  by 9am on Monday 2nd July. There will be a two-stage interview process in early July with a view to commencing in July or August.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Call for Volunteers for Professional Conduct Panels

PACFA is  calling for experienced practitioners with an interest in ethics to join PACFA’s Professional Conduct Panel (PCP), which is list of people available to sit on complaint panels. PACFA is interested in building up the number of practitioners on the PCP list so that volunteers would be asked to sit on a Panel no more than once a year.

PACFA plans to run training for practitioners on the PCP list in 2016 to ensure they are well prepared to hear complaints.

If you are interested in joining the PCP list, you can download the Role Description.

If you are interested please send your Expression of Interest and an up-to-date CV to Kim Smythe at kim.smythe@pacfa.org.au.

Call for Mediators to mediate in PACFA complaints

PACFA’s complaints procedure now includes mediation as a possible first step in the resolution of a complaint. The PACFA Ethics Committee is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from practitioners who do mediation (preferably with some qualifications and/or experience in mediation) and who are interested in mediating complaints for PACFA on a voluntary basis.

Currently PACFA receives 4 to 5 complaints a year. PACFA is aiming to recruit multiple mediators so that volunteers would be called on to mediate a complaint no more than once a year.

Please send your Expression of Interest to Kim Smythe at kim.smythe@pacfa.org.au and include:
• Your CV
• Details of your mediation experience
• How your specific contribution as a mediator would be beneficial to PACFA