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Trauma Specialist Counsellors

Employer: Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
Work Type/s: Casual, Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 03 July, 2019.
Applications close: 19 July, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent part time positions working a minimum of 6 shifts per fortnight
  • Casual positions
  • Shifts available full shifts (7.75 hours) and half shifts (4.5 hours)
  • Inner West and Penrith locations

We believe that a world without sexual, domestic and family violence is possible.

Due to consistent growth, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is seeking expressions of interest to fill the key role of Trauma Specialist Counsellor.

The positions are available as either permanent part time or casual. There is also opportunity to work full shifts (7.75 hours) and half shifts (4.5 hours) in either Sydney’s Inner West or Penrith.

The Role

The Trauma Specialist Counsellor will provide a service that is client-centred, non judgemental, feminist, supportive and responsive.

The Trauma Specialist Counsellor’s core role will be to provide telephone and online counselling, advocate for clients, develop interagency clinical care networks and other supports to people affected by violence and their supporters.

This position of trust demands the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided.

All Trauma Specialists Counsellors are Mandatory Reporters and are compelled by legislation to identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm.

Salary and Benefits

R&DVSA believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

  • Competitive hourly rate of $51.08 plus applicable penalty rates, superannuation and access to generous NFP tax concessions (specifically, a salary packaging scheme offering up to $15,899.94 of your salary tax free)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression

Experienced counsellors choose to align their careers with R&DVSA because of our award winning multi-pronged approach to vicarious trauma. R&DVSA acknowledges vicarious trauma as a WHS hazard, which results from interaction with trauma content. In response, we have developed a NSW WorkCover approach, tailored to each individual.


The positions will be located in Sydney’s Inner West and Penrith.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.