Why work for us?
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides trauma specialist counselling to women and men affected by sexual, domestic and family violence.
As an employee of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia you'll have access to an award-winning workplace wellbeing program designed to manage the effects of vicarious trauma.
Working at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia means making bold changes needed to address gender inequality and the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence.
We believe that a world without sexual, domestic and family violence is possible.
Everything we do is informed by our values.
We are compassionate and ethical
Work is informed by the highest ethical standards. The needs of clients always come first.
We believe positive change is possible in every story
People who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence can heal and recover from the unwanted impacts that violence has had on their lives.
We are unflinching and principled in our civil society advocacy
Advocate for change and challenge those in power to do better both for people affected by violence, and all women everywhere.
We are knowledgeable and experienced
Constantly seek evidence about sexual, domestic and family violence, best practice responses prevention using our decades of experience to inform and update all work.
Why work for Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia?
We’re based on best practice
Our practices are evidence based and informed by current research on trauma and complex trauma. We review our clinical practice regularly to make sure it remains in line with current evidence on best practice.
We have a world-leading employee well-being program
Working at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia means getting access to an award-winning workplace well-being program designed to manage the effects of vicarious trauma.
Our team participate in regular debriefs with a clinical supervisor and have access to a budget for self-care activities. We work together to foster a safe and supportive culture for all our employees.
We’re there for people at the worst time in their lives
Being part of the team at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia means being part of our common goal - to provide every person who contacts us with an experienced and qualified trauma specialist counsellor to work with towards their recovery.
We believe in opportunity
The people who work for us have access to regular professional development opportunities and learning pathways through formal and informal education and training.
We’re working for change
Working at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia means being part of something bigger. Our advocacy work with governments and the private sector influences decision makers to make the bold changes needed to address gender inequality and the attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence.