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Counsellor - Cairns Sexual Assault Service

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  • Hours: 45 per fortnight (Part Time Fixed Term Contract)
  • This is a part time fixed term contract to 17th December 2021.

True’s Sexual Assault Adult Service in Cairns are looking for an experienced Counsellor to provide counselling services to young people and adults.

As a Counsellor with True, you will:

  • Provide sexual assault counselling to adults who have been sexually assaulted, historical or recent
  • Provide acute response to victims of sexual assault when required
  • Facilitate group work

Cairns Sexual Assault Service is a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services to people in Queensland. True offers clinical services, education and information across Queensland from its offices located in Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast as well as the sexual assault service in Cairns.

True is a pro-choice organisation and is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

Selection criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling to such level that entitles registration with respective professional body
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the impacts of recent sexual assault, and historical sexual abuse on women and men
  • Ability to understand appropriate legislation, best practice guidelines and knowledge of interagency protocols in relation to Adult sexual assault
  • Demonstrated counselling experience in trauma practice
  • Current Blue Card issued in Queensland
  • Awareness of key issues in supporting an effective and safe working environment including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety and ethical behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to provide appropriate and timely written case notes

A current criminal history check will be required to be produced at interview.

Click here to view the full Cairns Sexual Assault Services-Adult Services position description.


For further information about the position, please email Sharon Stokell, Business Manager - Clinical Services and Operations at sharon.stokell@true.org.au, using the subject line: Counsellor - Cairns Sexual Assault Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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Click Apply Now. Please provide a cover letter, CV with 2 referees a response to each of the selection criteria.

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