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Sexual Violence Prevention Worker

Immigrant Women's Support Service


  • Position: Sexual Violence Prevention Workers (x2)
  • Immigrant Women’s Support Service (IWSS)
  • Location: Inner Southside, Brisbane QLD
  • Employment Type: Full-time. Fixed-term contract until 31/12/2026. Subject to a 3-month probation.
  • Hours: 76 hours per fortnight


The Immigrant Women’s Support Service (IWSS) is dedicated to supporting immigrant and refugee women and their children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are affected by domestic and/or sexual violence. Our vision is to ensure that these women and children are safe, independent, and hopeful about their future. Governed by a voluntary Management Committee, IWSS receives funding from various entities including the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Department of Social Services, and the Consulate-General of Japan.


As a Sexual Violence Prevention Worker at IWSS, you will provide culturally sensitive and appropriately skilled responses to women affected by sexual assault. This role involves delivering specialist counselling and case management services, group work and community education work, ensuring the support provided is culturally sensitive and gender and age appropriate. These two positions are newly created, so there will be opportunity to assist with co-designing this role and its responsibilities.

Please note - this is a female identified position - an applicant’s gender is considered a genuine occupational requirement as under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.


  • Level 5 remuneration as per the SCHADS Award
  • Voluntary salary packaging benefits available
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Meaningful work supporting vulnerable women and children


  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in social/behavioural science, Social Work, or related field. Other relevant qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Possession of a current and valid Working with Children (Blue) card
  3. A current driver’s licence.
  4. Australian Citizenship, Residency Status or Visa that can meet work capacity.

Selection criteria – Your application will not proceed if these are not addressed.


  1. A commitment to the philosophy and values of IWSS.
  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in gender-specific service delivery in the area of sexual violence.
  3. Ability to articulate a well-developed framework for the provision of high-quality counselling to women of diverse backgrounds.
  4. Ability to contribute positively to a multicultural team.
  5. Demonstrated case management experience and ability to manage the needs of clients in alignment with organisational frameworks and relevant legislation.
  6. Demonstrated time management skills, including ability to achieve required outputs (e.g. targets/benchmarks)


  • Proficiency in a language in addition to English.


  • Provide face-to-face, online, and telephone-based counselling
  • Offer case management for clients
  • Ensure counselling and case management are culturally sensitive and gender and age appropriate
  • Participate in professional development to maintain current knowledge
  • Actively engage with IWSS teams to deliver best practice
  • Provide risk assessment and safety planning for clients
  • Actively participate in casework coordination processes
  • Participate in internal and external professional supervision
  • Advocate within relevant service systems on behalf of clients
  • Meet reporting requirements
  • Adhere to domestic and family violence and sexual assault service practice principles and standards


  • Commits to the philosophy and values of IWSS
  • Has extensive knowledge and experience in gender-specific service delivery in domestic and sexual violence
  • Can articulate a well-developed framework for high-quality counselling to women of diverse backgrounds
  • Contributes positively to a multicultural team
  • Demonstrates case management experience and ability to manage client needs within organisational frameworks and legislation
  • Has strong time management skills

For further information, please visit or contact Kathryn on 3846 3490.

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