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Support Worker

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre
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BRISSC Service Information

The Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC) provides a feminist support service which is committed to working towards ending sexual violence and supporting women and their allies affected by violence.

The BRISSC Collective manages the operation of three funded sexual assault support and prevention programs that are located at Woolloongabba, Richlands and the North side of Brisbane. The support services are available for women aged 15 years and over whose lives are impacted by sexual violence.

BRISSC provides the following services:

  • Telephone support, information and referrals
  • Individual support
  • Support group and workshops
  • Community education, training and development
  • Library and community IT facilities,
  • Research and resource development
  • Social action and advocacy

Organisational Structure

BRISSC office at Woolloongabba is co-located with Women’s House Shelta, a domestic violence refuge and support service for women and children. BRISSC and Shelta services are auspiced by the Women’s Community Aid Association (WCAA & /or Association). All workers employed on the BRISSC and Shelta Collectives are required to be active WCAA members who contribute to the management and operations of the Association.

The decision-making structure at WCAA, BRISSC and Shelta operates on feminist principles of non-hierarchical practices. We use a model of consensus decision making which is a creative and dynamic way of reaching agreement between all members of a group and finding solutions that everyone actively supports. Collective workers are expected to share power and responsibility in the decision making process.

The BRISSC Collective consists of the following positions:

1 x Service Administrator

2 x Support, & Education Workers (Woolloongabba)

1 x Engagement & Education Worker (All Services)

1 x Support, & Education Worker (Northside)

1 x Support, & Education Worker (Inala Region)

BRISSC is also supported by a Finance Worker and a small pool of casual workers.

All permanent workers receive the same hourly rate of pay. This position is paid above the Social and Community Services Employee SCHCADS Award Level 5.2. Salary sacrifice is available as part of your salary package.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Please ensure you demonstrate your understanding in addressing all of the selection criteria in your application and include a copy of your CV/resume (include details of employment/educational experience relevant to the position and contact details for two referees only).

Applications must be received by 9:00AM Monday 2nd March to be considered for the position.

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 call us on 3391 2573.

Applications may be sent via email to admin@brissc.org.au, using the subject line: Support Worker application via EthicalJobs.

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