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Family Violence Counsellor - La Trobe Valley

Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Located across the Latrobe Valley, part-time (0.6 EFT), permanent
  • Join a not-for-profit health care provider who is getting back to what matters
  • $49.2803 per hour

At Latrobe Community Health Service you’ll be part of a positive and passionate workplace. We’re dedicated to providing you with career opportunities through work that is rewarding and meaningful within the community.

We are looking for a passionate individual who is looking to grow and further develop their career with an organisation dedicated to giving back to the community.

The Family Violence Counsellor provides evidence-based counselling to support the wellbeing and development of victim survivors of family violence (adults, children and young people) who are survivors of family violence. They help connect people directly to services and provide coordinated response to a range of different needs, and where required a whole-of-family violence response, including holding those who use family violence to account. All counselling provided for women is client-centred, strength-based and trauma-informed.

Key elements of the service include:

  • Assess and prioritise client risks and needs, facilitating goal setting and safety plan creation
  • Manage intake duties, waitlist, and demand, including handling client inquiries and allocation management
  • Six to ten appointments for goal directed support to improve the safety, emotional health, wellbeing and sense of empowerment for victim survivors experiencing or recovering from family violence
  • Collaborations with other services to facilitate coordination of care and assist with referral pathways.

To be successful, you will require;

As per the minimum mandatory qualifications requirements via all candidates wishing to apply for this role must be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Are considered exempt under the policy, or
  • Hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification, or
  • Have minimum 5 years relevant professional experience, OR a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements, or
  • Hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathway

For more information please contact Lisa Smith, Manager Family Safety Services on 03 5136 5244 or [email protected] using the subject line: Family Violence Counsellor - La Trobe Valley enquiry via EthicalJobs.

At Latrobe Community Health Service we want to help you get back to what matters. To see the full position description and to apply, click the Apply Now button.

Latrobe Community Health Service is committed to better health, better lifestyles, strong and inclusive communities.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people whom are from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people of any age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and cultural background. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email [email protected].

Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of all children and young people accessing our services. Child Safety | Latrobe Community Health Service (

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