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Support Worker

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre

This position will provide support/advocacy across three locations (Woolloongabba, Nundah and Inala) and involves individual and group support, counselling and/or therapy and telephone support as required by the service. This position may also provide advocacy support; particularly working with survivors eligible for Victims Assist Queensland (VAQ) through the process of submitting their applications to Victims Assist Queensland.

This position will provide feminist best practice support services to survivors of sexual violence.

SERVICE DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to women who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence by telephone and/or face to face appointments using a feminist support framework.
  • Provide clear and accurate information about legal and medical processes and available options.
  • Provide support or advocacy if appropriate with VAQ, the Police, Medical and Legal processes, should a woman decide to report.
  • Refer women to appropriate services (e.g. health workers, housing and support agencies) and provide accurate information about the nature of those services.
  • Provide information to those supporting women or young people who have experienced sexual violence (e.g. friends, family, and service providers).
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality and security precautions at all times with regard to women and other workers.
  • Maintain service delivery in line with BRISSC policy and procedures.
  • Hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card.

Thank you for your interest in the position of Casual Support Worker at the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC).

Information about BRISSC, the Position Description and the Selection Criteria for this position are detailed below.

BRISSC is a women’s only service and it is a genuine occupational requirement that workers be women (as permitted under Sections 25 and 104 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991).

If you require more information about the service, please email is on admin@brissc.org.au, using the subject line: Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs have a look at our website www.brissc.org.au or call us on 3391 2573.

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