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Specialist Trauma Counsellor

DVConnect
  • Part time positions
  • Temporary Contract with expectations to be ongoing after 30 June 2020
  • Work From Home options available

DVConnect supports Queenslanders to find pathways to safety, away from domestic, family and sexual violence. We provide emergency transport and accommodation for entire families including pets. We also provide safety planning, crisis counselling, intervention, information and referrals. In addition we operate the bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary, a safe haven for victim survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. We are also a key partner in providing specialist therapeutic interventions/counselling support across Australia, within the national 1800RESPECT program. An expansion of our services also includes the development and tailoring of training packages to educate the community and raise awareness on domestic and family violence.

Your New Role

We currently have opportunities for experienced trauma practitioners for our 1800RESPECT program, providing specialist counselling services to people impacted by domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault. The role works within a national framework and requires the highest level of professionalism, ethical behaviour and compassion. You will be joining a team of highly experienced and supportive practitioners that provide amazing support and make a difference every day in the lives of so many.

The role will have you:

  • Providing appropriate trauma telephone counselling to clients of the 1800RESEPCT line
  • Supporting our clients in managing risks and providing appropriate referrals
  • Meeting statutory obligations as mandatory reporters in cases of children at risk of harm
  • Using a range of computer and online programs in updating case notes and entering other statistical data
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the purpose, vision and values of DVConnect

There is the opportunity for flexibility with the number of shifts you work each fortnight across a 24/7 roster. All applicants will need to be able to work a minimum of 1 overnight shift per fortnight.

Our current vacancies are predominately in the late evening, overnights and weekends.

Any applicant seeking a flexible arrangement to work from home will need to commit to a minimum of 5 shifts per fortnight (including an overnight shift) and will be required to work from the Brisbane office 1 shift per fortnight once they have completed training.

What You Need to Succeed

You will need a minimum of 3 years specialist counselling experience (phone counselling desirable) supporting clients who have been impacted by domestic, family and/or sexual violence.

Other essential requirements include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or related discipline
  • Eligible for membership with governing body of profession - AASW, APS, ACA, PACFA
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a challenging and demanding (although rewarding) work environment
  • Commitment to a 24/7 service and ability to work a variety of shifts, including overnights
  • Ability to attend 2 weeks training in Brisbane + additional 4 weeks from office if seeking WFH arrangement
  • Ability to work from the Brisbane office at least one shift per fortnight (If seeking WFH arrangement)
  • Strong team work; flexible, adaptable and positive approach

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, Working with Children Check (Blue Card), referee checks and proof of eligibility to work in Australia.

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 including work from home
  • Above award conditions including additional leave provisions, paid parental leave, additional shift penalties and more generous long service leave provisions
  • On-site parking
  • Competitive salary and benefits including salary packaging, meal and entertainment card and discount program available.
  • Opportunity for on-going professional development
  • EAP and professional supervision provided

Interested? Apply online today!

To apply for this position please ensure that you:

  • Review the position description
  • Complete the selection criteria form
  • Details of your availability
  • Submit your current CV, the completed selection criteria form and a max 1 page cover letter detailing why your are interested in the role

If you would like more information about the role please email recruitment@dvconnect.org, using the subject line: Specialist Trauma Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone Danielle (People & Culture Officer) on 3156 2302.

DVConnect is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture of opportunity. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

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.

The position description and selection criteria form can be located in the job advertisement on the DVConnect careers page.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.

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