NGO Recruitment supports the Voice to Parliament and a YES vote on 14th October

General Manager - Counselling Focus

Organisation Name Construction Charitable Works (CCW)
Location Canberra
Date Posted 2023-07-13
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1099667
  • Would suit candidates with a clinical or welfare background
  • Opportunity to improve and support the mental well-being of CFMEU members
  • ACT based, permanent full-time - Attractive benefits


The Organisation
Construction Charitable Works (CCW) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the CFMEU ACT. CCW provides a wide range of welfare and support services for CFMEU members within the building and construction industry, their families and the ACT Construction community. CCW provides workers and their families confidential, professional counselling, first response counselling to workers involved in near misses or accidents and referral to a range of specialised mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services.

Benefits and Culture
  • 36 hour week RDO arrangement
  • Salary range $161,809 - $173,323K (includes FBT exempt salary packaging)
  • Plus 12% superannuation
  • Plus fully maintained vehicle
  • Plus income protection insurance and weekly ACIRT contribution
  • Union culture

The Role

Leading a small team, this role is an interesting blend of responsibilities, requiring you to draw on your experience and qualifications in both general business management and ideally the delivery of therapeutic services. You will oversee the management of the organisation, staff management, case management and if qualified provide counselling and or facilitation of for union members. Additionally, you will develop and secure partnerships with government, industry, stakeholders and other relevant bodies.
Other responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing the agendas and reports for governing board
  • Financial and budget management in consultation with CFO
  • Development of governance and case management policies and procedures
  • Identification of funding partnerships, grant opportunities and relationship management
  • Project development and implementation of solutions relating to mental health
  • Providing analysis and advice relating to mental health to management and Government

Skills Required

You have well developed people management and ideally therapeutic experience, developed from the management of a small business, service provider or not-for-profit. Ideally you are a member of a registered counselling body with a track record of providing individual counselling services inclusive of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, drug and alcohol impacted or socio-economically vulnerable people.
Additional skills you will offer include:
  • Collaborative team leadership, organisational management and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated experience managing grant applications and funding opportunities
  • Project management, service planning, development and service monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in trauma informed therapy or drug and alcohol counselling or similar
  • A commitment to union values and ability to work closely with union officers
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health or welfare

If you want to use your clinical and organisational management experience to improve and support the mental well-being of those in building and construction industry, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above and why you are the best fit for the role. Alternatively contact Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8978 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.