ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Coordinators - Nguru Program (x2) - Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) is seeking to fill 2 Coordinator positions for the Nguru program.

The Service:

CRCC is a non-government, feminist organisation working collaboratively within service provision systems in the ACT and surrounding areas to provide services and programs to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, and men.

We provide a crisis counselling line, community support, counselling to victims and their families, and community education programs.

CRCC is committed to excellence in service provision, access and equity, diversity and social justice.

The Program:

The Nguru Program provides culturally appropriate counselling for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, who have experienced sexual assault, and their families. Nguru aims to help service users assess their circumstances and relationships, and to make choices, decisions and plans for the future. The Nguru programs approach is holistic, and family centred. Assistance is provided through discussions with professional counsellors in individual and group sessions (where appropriate).

The Role:

The focus of the Coordinator positions for the Nguru Program will be on providing, coordinating, and promoting services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in support of the work of the Canberra Rape Crisis support services.

The program also provides education and training to community members, and other non-government members, government agencies, service providers and schools about the causes, effects, and responses to sexual violence against women and children in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Requirements and conditions for applicants:

  • Applicants must respond to the selection criteria and submit with a current resume to be considered for a position. The full position description including selection criteria can be found at or upon request through email: [email protected]
  • This is a designated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 42 (2) of the A.C.T Discrimination Act 1991.
  • The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act of 2011 legislation requires that the preferred applicant must hold a current and valid Working with Vulnerable People card as proof of suitable employment screening and background checks.
  •  A current driver's licence
  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent demonstrated work experience with accompanying professional development training

 Skills include:

  • Training and experience in the health or community sectors
  • Experience in community engagement and networking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

For further information about this position please contact:

Catherine Elrick
HR Manager
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
Tel:  02 62873618
Email:  [email protected]

Applications close: 
Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 11:55pm

Catherine Elrick, HR Manager,  0456 645 377

First posted: 
Thursday 7 April 2022