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Men's Family Violence Counsellor

Employer: No To Violence
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Family Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 19 July, 2019.
Applications close: 31 July, 2019.

About No to Violence

No to Violence works to bring about the changes our community needs to eliminate men’s use of family violence. For 25 years, we have been working directly with men who use family violence to support them to change. Our expertise in their beliefs, attitudes, behaviour and choices has enabled us to develop standards, programs and training, lead policy development, and fulfil our role as the largest peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence. As a pro-feminist organisation, the safety of women and children is at the centre of everything we do. It is by ending men’s violence that families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives.

About the Role

The Services Team in No To Violence is expanding and we have multiple full and part time roles available as Men’s Family Violence Counsellor. The role of the Men’s Family Violence Counsellor is to engage through inbound and outbound telephone calls with men who use family violence. The role is responsible for engaging with men to create awareness around the impact of their behaviour with a potential goal of him making more positive choices. This work is vitally important, towards creating sustainable social change within family violence. The role involves completing risk assessments, referrals and escalations to manage complex clients. No to Violence has a strong focus on supervision and self-care to support counsellors who take on this work. All successful applicants will be provided with training and development.

The role operates on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week rotating roster.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or equivalent, or a diploma in similar with extensive experience in the family violence sector or closely related field
  • A demonstrated understanding of the social and gendered context of family violence and the impact of violence on women and children
  • Experience in the delivery of counselling or case management services either face to face or over the telephone
  • Experience in assessing and responding to clinical risk
  • Personal commitment to the practice and principles of non-violence, justice, social inclusion and gender equity issues
  • Ability to work independently and part of a wider team
  • Understanding of intersectionality and how it applies to the work of a Family Violence Counsellor.


  • Specialist knowledge and skills and prior experience providing male family violence services, including intake and risk assessment
  • Experience as specialist men’s family violence practitioner

Salary Expectations:

The total salary package on offer is dependent on your experience with salary packaging options available.

NTV Pre-employment checks:

If you are appointed to this position, NTV will require you to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks which may include any of the following: an employment history check(requesting disclosure of any current or prior disciplinary actions), a national police check, an international police check (if required), a Working with Children Check (if required), 2 reference checks from previous employers, eligibility to work in Australia checks and Visa verification, credential checks e.g. sighting/checking of any qualifications and any documentation (including proof of identity documents).

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this role

Please send a short single page cover letter outlining how you meet the key selection criteria and your up-to-date Resume to, using the subject line: Men's Family Violence Counsellor application via EthicalJobs. Please ensure to include your email address and your best contact number. These will be used for any correspondence with you. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged. The closing date for this is 31 July 2019. Applications will be processed upon receipt and interviews will be held throughout August.


If you have any questions about the role please email Please include your best contact number and time to reach you and we will call you back.

Supporting materials  Men's Family Violence Counsellor JD 110119_December 2018.pdf