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Women & Children's Family Violence Counsellor - Latrobe Valley

Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Located in Latrobe Valley, Full-time, Permanent
  • Join a not-for-profit health care provider who is getting back to what matters
  • Opportunity to provide counselling for women and children who are victim survivors of family violence that is client-centred, strength-based and trauma-informed.
  • Salary dependent on qualifications/experience

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.

Latrobe Community Health Service is one of Australia’s fastest growing health services. We’re here to support healthier individuals, families and communities. We are committed to preventing health problems through information and awareness. We are also committed to providing coordinated services that treat our clients as a whole person, and not as a series of isolated medical problems.

We have a reputation for quality care across a wide range of health services. Our services include community-based health promotion programs, daily living and rehabilitation assistance, health checks and healthcare plans, medical care and nursing. Some of our services are free and for others we charge a fee based on the client’s ability to pay.

We are particularly committed to helping the people who need us most, especially those with several health problems and high support needs.

Reporting to the Manager Behavioural Health Programs (BHP), the Women and Children’s Family Violence Counsellor provides evidence-based counselling support with the wellbeing and development of themselves and their children. They help connect people directly to services and provide coordinated response to a range of different needs, and where required a whole-or-family violence response, including holding perpetrators to account. All counselling provided for women and children is client-centred, strength-based and trauma-informed.

Counsellors will have advanced knowledge of risk assessment, safety planning, and the MARAM framework and information sharing guidelines to minimise risk with victim survivors of family violence.

To be successful, you will require:

  • Undergraduate degree (or near completion) in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare & Counselling, Social Welfare or other Health related degree.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence
  • A current Working with Children Check

For more information please contact Paula Gibb, Manager, Behavioural Health Programs on 03 5136 5289.

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 Apply Now.

A copy of the position description is attached.

We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment. We are partnered with Job Access and pledged to Soldier On. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a lived experience of disability and service personnel and their families to name a few. We will make reasonable adjustments when required. We are a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and an Employee Working with Children Check before we can make any offer of employment.

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