Trauma Specialist Counsellor

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Trauma Specialist Counsellor

Contract position until June 2022

Part time position working a minimum of 6 shifts per fortnight until June 2022.

  • Parking onsite
  • Inner West location
  • Competitive hourly rate of $51.08 plus applicable penalty rates, 10% 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
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Opportunities for career progression

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.

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.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is a 24/7 service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in an overnight roster from 2245 – 0700 hours for seven consecutive nights every 12 weeks.

Salary and Benefits

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

About You

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. You will have 3+ years fulltime equivalent experience in counselling and a relevant qualification to support your experience.

Application Information

To apply, please email the following documents to by 9am, 17 August 2020.

  • Key Application Response Form
  • Recruitment Application Form
  • Shift Preference Form
  • Resume

Please note that the above documents form part of the selection process and applications that do not send all completed documents cannot be accepted. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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 for the duration of the contract and have a Working with Children Check (or be eligible to obtain one).


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