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Victim Counselling Support Service Counsellor


Employer: Relationships Australia Queensland
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services. We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities. We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. We provide services from more than 30 centres and employ over 400 employees across Queensland.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the Part-time (18.75 hours per week) role of Victim Counselling Support Service Counsellor to work at our Morayfield venue. The successful applicant will be required to work one night per week from 12pm-8pm.

The purpose of this role is to provide a high standard of counselling and case management to people who have been victims of, or witnesses to crime, and their families, and advocate for clients as appropriate.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conduct thorough client assessment and intake processes, including risk and needs assessment, to provide relevant information and determine appropriate interventions or referral pathways based on client presentation and need.
  • Deliver appropriate trauma-based counselling and/or crisis interventions which are linked to a case plan.
  • Develop, implement and monitor case plans for clients to inform and measure ongoing counselling and/or crisis interventions.
  • Understand and meet legislative and funding requirements including collecting and recording statistical data in a timely and accurate manner.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to work an evening shift (12pm – 8pm) either on Tuesday or Wednesday nights.

What We Can Offer You

  • Work-life balance and flexible working hours
  • Additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave
  • A supportive team environment and opportunity for professional development
  • Salary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts

Please visit our website www.raq.org.au/careers or see the attachment below to obtain a copy of the position description.

How to apply for this job

To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area. Applications can be submitted by emailing vacancies@raq.org.au using the subject line: Victim Counselling Support Service Counsellor (vcss0919mfd) application via EthicalJobs.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Jennie Smith on 0456966972 or jsmith2@raq.org.au for further information on this role.

Applications close at 4pm on 25 September 2019.

Supporting materials  HR - PD - VCSS Counsellor.pdf