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Counsellor Advocate - Horsham

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre


We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon and Wimmera Regions, this role is based in our Horsham. We provide specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.


This role provides specialised counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual assault or family violence, and to their non-offending family or friends. The role may also include the provision of therapeutic services and intervention to children and young people who engage in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours. You will assist with an intake system, conducting assessments and facilitating trauma informed counselling therapeutic group work.

The role reports to a Team Leader, is supported by a team of highly skilled and qualified practitioners and receives regular clinical supervision and valuable peer and organisational support.

The position is based in Horsham and may require travel to outpost locations across the Wimmera Region and part of the South West Region.


With degree qualifications in social work, welfare or psychology, you will be able to demonstrate experience in case management, risk assessment and delivery of therapeutic interventions.

If you share our vision for a community free from family violence and sexual assault and are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children's check and National Police Check at their own expense.


The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements
  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

How to apply

To apply, please go to our website at www.safvcentre.org.au/careers to view the position description and submission requirements. All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. Applications should be sent to humanresources@safvcentre.org.au, using the subject line: Counsellor Advocate - Wimmera application via EthicalJobs. For a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Wickham on 03 5222 4318.

We are currently accepting applications from direct applicants only, no recruitment agency applications accepted.

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