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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 Opportunities

Course Accreditation Adviser

PACFA is seeking a Course Accreditation Adviser to support the Education Program Accreditation Committee to deliver PACFA’s course accreditation scheme.

For an overview of the role, see the Position Description. Applicants will have relevant qualifications and experience of course accreditation processes in the higher education and/or VET sectors.

Applications addressing the selection criteria, together with a curriculum vitae, are to be sent to the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett maria.brett@pacfa.org.au, by 5pm on 30 January 2018. Interviews will take place in February.

PACJA Book Review Editor

PACFA is calling for a Book Review Editor for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA).  This is a voluntary role that involves liaison with publishers and overseeing the preparation and editing of the book reviews that are published in PACJA. The role includes sourcing suitable book review authors.

This is an academic service role and is an opportunity for a suitably qualified and skilled academic to gain editing experience in a high quality journal in the psychotherapy and counselling field.  Candidates will have strong writing and editing skills.

To express interest in this opportunity, please send your curriculum vitae and Expression of Interest to the PACFA Research Chair, Dr Kim Dunphy, at natresearch@pacfa.org.au.

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