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Domestic Violence Intake and Crisis Counsellor

Our Centre for Women’s, Children’s and Family Health in Campbelltown supports women and families particularly those affected by domestic violence, to make positive, safe and informed choices. We use a trauma informed, strengths based approach and integrated, wrap around service model.

Your new role

As a Counsellor in our Intake and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team, you will be the first point of contact for women contacting the Centre. You will provide crisis counselling and support services including, information, advocacy and referral as well as intake assessments for all Centre services. We use a trauma informed, person-centred approach to support women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, grief and loss and other women’s health concerns.

Terms: Full time role based in Campbelltown, NSW.

Your benefits

  • Salary packaging, novated lease, employee discount program
  • Structured orientation
  • Mobile work tools
  • Monthly accrued day off

Your experience

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or similar and:

  • Experience (2+ years) working with women affected by trauma, domestic violence, mental health or other forms of adversity ideally in a crisis counselling capacity (by phone and/or face to face)
  • Ability to quickly and effectively evaluate the needs of a client who may be in crisis and identify potential referrals that may meet their needs
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and mandatory reporting responsibilities
  • Understanding of the needs of diverse communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities

Apply online today! Call Brenda Lennon on 02 4633 3777 for a confidential discussion. Close date 16 September 2019.

The Centre for Women’s Children & Family Health has a commitment to employing women from diverse backgrounds. The Benevolent Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

Position Description

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).