Work with us

PACFA is an equal opportunity employer that offers attractive salary packaging benefits to all permanent staff.  The office in Carlton can be easily reached by public transport.

There are also opportunities for volunteers and Consultants to work with PACFA.

Current Employment Opportunities

CATSIHP Project Officer

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is seeking a Project Officer for the College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP). The successful applicant must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and possess strong administrative and project management skills, with interest or relevant experience in the fields of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Indigenous Healing Practices.

The role is best suited towards an organised and enthusiastic individual who is experienced in building and managing stakeholder relationships. Reporting directly to the Head of Practice, this position will work with the CATSIHP Leadership Group and Membership Manager to assist with CATSIHP’s workforce development plan. This includes advocating for CATSIHP on multiple levels and implementing a membership framework aligning with the Training Standards while supporting the needs of communities for counselling, psychotherapy and Indigenous Healing Practices.

It is preferable that the appointee has a relevant qualification in Aboriginal he
alth, education, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, or a related area. In a small, supportive organisation with a thirst for continuous improvement, this is a hands-on 12-month contract role with the possibility of extension. The position is for 3 days a week and can be performed alongside other work as a clinician, in academia, or similar. Remote and/or flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. Please direct all enquiries to Bianca at [email protected]

If you are interested in the role, please see the advertisement on Seek and position description below and apply by 29 April 2023.

CATSIHP Project Officer Position Description

Admin + Finance Officer

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is seeking an enthusiastic Administration and Finance Officer. The successful applicant will possess strong administrative, financial and data entry skills. The role is best suited to an all-rounder and effective communicator with excellent attention to detail who is well-organised, proactive and looking for a varied role in a small, friendly, non-profit organisation.

This position will involve providing administrative support, as well as financial duties such as accounts reconciliation, and invoicing of accounts payable and receivable. A thorough understanding of Microsoft Excel is essential alongside enthusiasm and good organisation skills.

In a small, supportive organisation, this is a hands-on, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days per week. PACFA’s offices are based in the modern Creative Cubes co-working space, at 333 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053. Training in certain skill sets, such as iMIS and database usage, and professional development in relevant areas of interest, can be provided for the right candidate.

If you are interested in the role, please see the advertisement on Seek and position description below and apply by 31 May 2023.

View the Admin + Finance Officer Position Description


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Become a member of an Accreditation Panel

Participating in the PACFA accreditation process is an excellent way to contribute to the high quality of counselling and psychotherapy training, through discussion of standards, workforce development and confidential assessment.

If successful, you will be matched with an experienced Panellist to help you assess academic pedagogy and implementation. Participation is also a very well-regarded opportunity to build academic experience. Participating in accreditation panels involves a half or full day per panel currently operating via zoom. To take advantage of this opportunities you will need to be a PACFA member, and complete the EOI, selecting the option ‘joining a pool of members to assist on Accreditation Panels’. For further information please contact [email protected].

Chair of Research Committee

Are you looking for a way to contribute to the counselling and psychotherapy profession and enhance your own career as a practitioner or academic? 

The Research Committee is responsible for:  
- disseminating information to the profession about evidence informed practices  
- facilitating and commissioning high quality, original research into the processes and outcomes of counselling and psychotherapy.  

The Research Committee Chair is a member of the PACFA Board. Being a committee member involves regular meetings (usually held monthly online), as well as being contactable via email or phone. 
Express interest in joining the Research Committee.

We are also accepting applications for other PACFA committees.  

You are welcome to express interest in joining more than one committee, however can only participate in one. We appoint to the committee that best suits the member’s skills and PACFA’s aims. 
Express interest in the Professional Standards Committee  
Express interest in the Education Program Accreditation Committee  
Express interest in the Ethics Committee