Open Arms vacancies are advertised via APSJobs, job advertising websites and other industry specific job boards such as PsychXchange, and through recruitment agencies.

We recruit through several agencies within the location of the advertised role, so you may see our jobs listed on a number of different websites. This allows you to choose the agency you want to register with.

To learn more about working with Open Arms, please read our Prospectus (PDF).

Current vacancies

New vacancies are added to this page regularly, please visit us again for more opportunities.

Positions vacant Location(s) Closing date Duty statement / How to apply
Client Assist Contact Centre Roles
None available      
Clinical roles
Counsellors Albury NSW, Lismore NSW, Newcastle NSW, Sydney NSW, Wagga NSW, Darwin NT, Ipswich QLD, Spring Hill (Brisbane) QLD, Townsville QLD, Adelaide SA, Elizabeth SA, Hobart TAS, Wodonga VIC, Perth WA, Rockingham WA Open
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Non-clinical roles
None available      
Community and Peer Roles
None available      

Why work for Open Arms?

Join an inspirational, innovative and client-focused organisation and make a real difference in the lives of veterans and their families. We offer a supportive, inclusive and respectful professional environment. If you're interested in working with us we'd love to hear from you.


Mark, ACT

"Open Arms allows me to offer diverse and rewarding client-focused therapy in a safe and friendly environment. The team I work with are motivated, inspiring, open and supportive."

Clinical roles

We are always looking for experienced health professionals in the fields of psychology and mental health social work, occupational therapy and nursing.

As an Open Arms clinical professional, you will be supported to rapidly develop an understanding of veteran and military culture that will assist you to deliver specialised support to veterans and their families.


Laurren, NT

"I am so privileged to be a part of the service that Open Arms deliver. The clients are so courageous and the staff I work with are amazing at what they do."

Non-clinical roles

Work in a team-based environment providing excellence in administrative and clinical support to counsellors, groups, marketing and community engagement. Use your skills in finance, human resources, property, contract management, communications and more.

Collaborate with a supportive network of government and community service teams across Australia. Support the delivery of a dynamic quality service that enriches the lives of veterans and their families.


Rob, WA

"Having endured some tough times myself, I understand the importance of seeking help and to not fight all battles alone. I’m able to spend time getting to know an individual and walk alongside that individual to achieve their goals."

Peer roles

Our Community and Peer Advisors understand what it is like to need to reach out for support. Having served in the Australian Defence Force or as partners and family members of veterans, our peers draw on their own ‘lived experiences’ from the military and mental health service system to support Open Arms clients.

As a Peer, your unique experience will enable you to support veterans and their families. Collaborating closely with community agencies and mental health clinicians, you will help connect clients and support them in their journey. You may also help facilitate groups and educate Open Arms staff about military culture. 

Open Arms Outreach Program

We are always looking for health professionals interested in joining the Open Arms Outreach Program. The program engages accredited mental health clinicians to support and extend the delivery of services to our clients across Australia.

See also

  • work with us

    Open Arms Outreach Program

    Work with Australia's leading provider of clinical counselling services for the veteran community.
  • lived experience peer

    Community and peer program

    Open Arms Community and Peer Advisors have ‘lived experience’ and work collaboratively with veterans, family supports, community agencies and mental health clinicians.
  • tri service

    Our story

    Open Arms – Veterans and Veterans Family Counselling (formerly VVCS) was founded by Australia's Vietnam veterans after a difficult chapter in Australia's history.