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Men's Family Violence Counsellor

No To Violence

About us

No to Violence works to bring about the changes our community needs to eliminate men’s use of family violence. For over 25 years, we have been working directly with men who use family violence to support them to change. Our expertise in their behaviour, attitudes and choices has enabled us to develop standards, programs and training, lead policy development, and fulfil our role as the largest peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence in Australia. We provide telephone counselling, information and referrals every day for men in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. As a pro-feminist organisation, at the centre of our work is the safety of women and children, as by ending men’s violence families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives. For more information about NTV please see our website - https://ntv.org.au/about-us/.

Key role responsibilities

NTV has acquired new state-based funding to provide men’s family violence services to the SA community. We are looking for a Men’s Family Violence Counsellor who will work in accordance with NTV principles and practices to join our Men’s Referral Service (MRS) team.

Our Men’s Family Violence Counsellors engage with clients (primarily male perpetrators of family violence, however sometimes this may be their family members or third parties) across Australia, to provide;

  • in-bound telephone counselling and support
  • out-bound telephone counselling in response to formal police referrals

We are looking for Counsellors who have sector experience and an understanding of legislation, risk management and reforms. Counsellors should also have experience in conducting risk assessments in accordance with protocols, procedures and clinical governance frameworks.

This can be a demanding and at times challenging role. We provide regular supervision sessions, including clinical supervision, to ensure our Counsellors are well supported, and also play an active role in the professional development of our staff.

These roles operate on rotating roster, and an on call after hours service, spanning 7 days per week.

Mandatory Requirements

  • An understanding of integrated family violence service systems in SA
  • Specialist knowledge and skills and prior experience providing male family violence services, including intake and risk assessment
  • A qualification or relevant experience, in line with the mandatory minimum qualifications requirements for specialist family violence practitioners.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the social and gendered context of family violence and the impact of violence on women and children
  • Understanding of legislation, risk management and reforms pertaining to the family violence sector.
  • Experience in the delivery of counselling or case management services either face to face or over the telephone
  • Experience in assessing and responding to clinical risk
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to the practice and principles of non-violence, justice, social inclusion and gender equity issues

Further details relating to the key roles and responsibilities of this role can be found in the position description on our website - https://ntv.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/.

Any questions please contact recruitment@ntv.org.au, using the subject line: Men's Family Violence Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

NTV values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

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