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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.

About the 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 to healing from domestic violence, sexual assault, grief and loss and other women’s health issues.

Terms: Ongoing Part Time (0.8FTE) role based in Campbelltown, NSW                

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best live moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • Purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
  • Novated leases & pool cars available

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)

What you need to succeed?

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

  • Experience 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
  • Excellent time management and organising skills to balance competing demands
  • Ability to provide outstanding service to our clients in a positive, respectful and culturally sensitive way and the flexibility to work across teams using a holistic approach
  • You will have at least 3 years counselling experience.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills to balance competing demands
  • Excellent client record keeping skills using an electronic database.

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Brenda on  02 4633 3777 to discuss the role in more detail. 

Counsellor Intake

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).