Current Vacancies

Trauma Specialist Counsellor

Expressions of Interest

We believe that a world without sexual, domestic and family violence is possible.

  • Permanent part time positions working a minimum of 6 shifts per fortnight
  • Casual positions
  • Shifts available include full shifts (7.75 hours) and half shifts (4.5 hours)
  • Inner West and Penrith locations

Due to consistent growth, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is seeking expressions of interest to fill the key role of Trauma Specialist Counsellor. 

The positions are available as either permanent part time or casual.  There is also opportunity to work full shifts (7.75 hours) and half shifts (4.5 hours) in either Sydney’s Inner West or Penrith.

The Role

The Trauma Specialist Counsellor will provide a service that is client-centred, non judgemental, feminist, supportive and responsive.


The Trauma Specialist Counsellor’s core role will be to provide telephone and online counselling, advocate for clients, develop interagency clinical care networks and other supports to people affected by violence and their supporters. 


This position of trust demands the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided.


All Trauma Specialists Counsellors are Mandatory Reporters and are compelled by legislation to identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm.


Position Description (please click here)

Selection Criteria Form (please click here)

Recruitment Application Form (please click here)

Shift Preference Form (please click here)

Salary and Benefits

R&DVSA believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

  • Competitive hourly rate of $51.08 plus applicable penalty rates, superannuation and access to generous NFP tax concessions (specifically, a salary packaging scheme offering up to $15,899.94 of your salary tax free)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression

Experienced counsellors choose to align their careers with R&DVSA because of our award winning multi-pronged approach to vicarious trauma. R&DVSA acknowledges vicarious trauma as a WHS hazard, which results from interaction with trauma content. In response, we have developed a NSW WorkCover approach, tailored to each individual.



The positions will be located in Sydney’s Inner West and Penrith.

Application Information

To apply, please view the detailed position and application information via the careers page of our website and email a copy of your resume, completed recruitment application form, completed Selection Criteria and Shift Preference Form to by 19 July 2019 Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

Please note that the Selection Criteria Form is an important part of the selection process, and applications that do not attach this document cannot be accepted.

R&DVSA holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia and have a Working with Children Check (or be eligible to obtain one).


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