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PACFA is seeking a psychotherapist for a new consulting role

PACFA is seeking a senior and experienced psychotherapist for a consulting role that will contribute to the future development of the psychotherapy profession in Australia.

The Psychotherapy Liaison Consultant will support the work of PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party. The Working Party is developing new standards for the formation of psychotherapists and undertaking a range of activities to support the retention of existing psychotherapy training programs and the development of new training pathways for psychotherapy.

Reporting to the Working Party and the PACFA Board and liaising with the PACFA Office, the Consultant will research and map psychotherapy training options, consult psychotherapy training providers, support training providers to get accreditation of their courses or to develop new training programs for the formation of psychotherapists. The Consultant will also assess other psychotherapists for recognition by PACFA’s College of Psychotherapy.

To apply you will be a senior and experienced psychotherapist with demonstrated relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills. You will have high-level written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with the training process for psychotherapists and with the psychotherapy and counselling education sector and the AQF requirements. A background as a trainer of psychotherapists would be desirable.

The Consultant will ideally be based at the PACFA Office in North Fitzroy in Victoria but for the right person, PACFA will also consider an interstate consultant to work remotely. An attractive consultancy fee will be negotiated, depending on experience. The consultancy will be for up to one year with a commitment of approximately 15 hours per week. Some interstate travel may be required.

To apply, please obtain the Consultancy Overview at the Work With Us page.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a short statement (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria. Applications close at 9am on Monday 29 July 2019.