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Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

Scenic Rim, QLD, Australia

  • Beautiful hinterland setting in the Scenic Rim region
  • Diverse, challenging and rewarding role
  • Be part of the solution assisting children and families who have experienced domestic violence

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown's Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Our Domestic and Family Violence Refuge is a welcoming haven for women and their children who have experienced the trauma of domestic/family violence. All refuge staff work towards assisting families to regain independence & safety following domestic and family violence.

As the Domestic Violence Counsellor, you will work from a strengths based, trauma informed case management model to provide counselling interventions and referrals to women who are accommodated at our refuge. You will also facilitate workshops and support the development of workshops. This role provides outreach support, via telephone two days per week which involves following up residents who have exited and external services to ensure the women are receiving the support they need and providing court support when required. You will work closely with the Child and Family Counsellor and will participate in collaborative case reviews as part of a multidisciplinary team.

This is a permanent part time position, 4 days per week.

About you

You will have Bachelor level qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling and a minimum of 3 years' experience working within a trauma informed framework. You will have demonstrated understanding of Domestic Violence and how it can impact on a person's trauma response. You will have experience working with groups and an understanding of group dynamics and learning styles. You will demonstrate a strong knowledge of current evidence-based practice, programs, policies, legislation and trends relevant to domestic/family violence issues and possess excellent communication, conflict resolution and report writing skills.

At yourtown our town is your town. We're all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year. We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

As a national child safe organisation, yourtown undertakes a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check as part of our recruitment process.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Resourcing Partner on 07 3867 1376

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au

Due to genuine occupational requirements, under S25 of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, only female applicants will be considered.


PD-Domestic Violence Counsellor.pdf

Type: Permanent

Category: Counselling & Psychology

Reference ID: ME000502

Date Posted: 09/11/2018