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  • Work TypesFull Time, Part Time
  • CategoriesMental Health and Counselling, Social Work, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsBrisbane & Gold Coast
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 18 Dec 2019
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Crisis Intervention Counsellor

DVConnect
DVConnect
  • Work TypesFull Time, Part Time
  • CategoriesMental Health and Counselling, Social Work, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsBrisbane & Gold Coast
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 18 Dec 2019
  • Part Time and/or Full Time Position available (requirement for some overnight shifts)
  • Close to the Brisbane CBD with on-site parking
  • You will be joining a family friendly, caring and committed team

We are seeking flexible, friendly and motivated staff to join our amazing team and fill a number of shifts across a 24/7 roster including overnights.

    Your New Role:

    As a Crisis Intervention Counsellor your new role will involve being the primary point of contact for the majority of our callers.

    You will:

    • Provide information and referral
    • Provide Crisis Counselling and intervention support
    • Advocate for clients to access appropriate support and referral pathways
    • Arrange safe accommodation for women and children

    This role works across both our Womensline and Sexual Assault Helpline and will be required to work a variety of shifts over a 24/7 roster including a minimum of 1 overnight shift per fortnight.

    What you need to succeed:

    • Tertiary qualifications in the areas of Social and Behavioural Sciences or consideration will be given to other appropriate qualification(s) with 2+yrs experience
    • Demonstrated ability in working with women who have experienced domestic and family violence preferably within in a crisis context
    • Demonstrated understanding of feminist practice and how this is used as a framework to understand and respond to the gendered nature of violence against women and children
    • Well-developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of cultural and social groups
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced and high demand work environment, maintain composure and effective engagement with clients in crisis
    • Knowledge or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of services within the domestic violence sector, including services that provide legal assistance, housing options and domestic violence support throughout Queensland
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, however with highly developed team work skills and with a flexible, friendly and positive approach
    • Sound IT skills and experience working with a variety of databases
    • Some flexibility with hours and number of shifts can be provided, however the ability to work a variety of shifts including at least 1 overnight shift a fortnight is a requirement for these roles

    Why join DVConnect?

    • friendly, supportive and passionate team who are making a difference in the lives of people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence
    • family friendly workplace with flexible working arrangements
    • competitive salary and benefits including salary packaging, meal and entertainment card and discount program available
    • 3 week training and induction program and opportunity for on-going professional development
    • EAP and professional supervision provided

    POSITION DESCRIPTION.

    How to apply

    Interested? Apply online today!

    To apply for this position please ensure that you:

    • Review the position description
    • Submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria and detailing your availability and the hours you are seeking

    If you would like more information about the role please email recruitment@dvconnect.org, using the subject line Crisis Intervention Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs, or phone Danielle on (07) 3156 2302.

    DVConnect is an equal opportunity employer and we encouraged applications from those who are under-represented in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated on their merits. Please note those applications without a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and/or the right to work in Australia cannot be considered. We thank you for your application however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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