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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 and Consultants to work with PACFA.

Current Employment Opportunities

Administrative Officer

PACFA is recruiting a part-time Administrative Officer (4 days per week). The position will be located in North Fitzroy but will initially work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Administrative Officer is the first point of contact for all enquiries from members, students and prospective members so excellent telephone skills are a must. The Administrative Officer will also provide general admin assistance to the Chief Executive Officer, the PACFA Board and Committees, and our small office team.

The successful candidate will have previous customer service and administrative experience and some experience with websites and accounting software is preferable. 

To apply, please download the Position Description.  Applicants are required to submit a CV and covering letter outlining your experience relevant to the selection criteria for this role. Please address your application to the Operations Manager, Kim Smythe, by Thursday 28 May (unless applications are closed earlier). Early application is recommended as applications will be closed early if we have received sufficient applications for the role. Please submit applications to kim.smythe@pacfa.org.au.

Current Consulting Opportunities

Editor – Psychotherapy & Counselling Today 

PACFA is seeking applications for an Editor for its new professional journal, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. The journal aims to provide PACFA members and a broader reading audience with stimulating and informative reading on psychotherapy and counselling in Australia. The publication is of value to practitioners, educators, researchers and students to support ongoing professional learning. For information about the journal, go to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today.

Applicants are expected to be professionals from the counselling and psychotherapy field or from a related profession. Applicants will strong professional writing and editing skills evidenced in relevant, high quality publications, and a track record of collegial team work with successful outcomes. They will ideally have experience editing a counselling or psychotherapy journal and a higher degree in research, preferably in counselling or psychotherapy, would be highly regarded.

Applications addressing the selection criteria in the Role Description are to be sent to the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett, maria.brett@pacfa.org.au. Applications close Monday 16 March 2020.

Download the Role Description


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Research Committee members wanted

PACFA is calling for expressions of interest to join the PACFA Research Committee.

To sit on the Research Committee, applicants are required to be members of PACFA or of PACFA Member Associations, to have a higher degree research qualification and to be research-active or to have other relevant qualifications and experience as practitioners in counselling or psychotherapy. Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are especially encouraged.

To express interest, there is a pro-forma Expression of Interest Form to be completed. Download the Expression of Interest Form and send the completed form, together with your current CV to the Research Chair, Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi alexandra.bloch-atefi@adelaide.edu.au by 17 February 2020.


Volunteer 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.

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


Current Employment Opportunities

There are currently no positions available.

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