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Men's Family Violence Counsellors

No To Violence
  • 6-month full time contracts (part time considered for suitable applicants)
  • Central Melbourne location, close to public transport
  • Attractive staff benefits and leave arrangements (including portable LSL)

About us

No to Violence is Australia’s largest peak body for services and individuals that work with men who use family violence. No to Violence operates the national Men’s Referral Service, the national Brief Intervention Services and the Victorian-based Perpetrator Accommodation Support Service. All are free, confidential counselling, referral and support services. For more information about NTV please see our website - https://ntv.org.au/about-us/

Key role responsibilities

We are looking for a number of Men’s Family Violence Counsellors 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
  • Out-bound telephone counselling in response to formal police referrals
  • Online counselling
  • Multi-sessional telephone support for men currently on a waiting list for family violence support.
  • Accommodation and support to perpetrators who have been excluded from their home.

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

NTV provides regular supervision including clinical and external supervision, to ensure our Counsellors are well supported. We actively promote the professional development of our employees.

The Men’s Family Violence Counsellors role operates on a rotating roster, and an on call after hours service, spanning 7 days per week. All counsellors will be required to work across the morning, day, afternoon and evening aspects of the roster.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Specialist knowledge and skills and prior experience providing male family violence services, including intake and risk assessment
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or equivalent, or a diploma in similar with extensive experience in the family violence sector or closely related field (e.g. Graduate Certificate of Client Assessment & Case Management (Men’s Family Violence)
  • 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 below or 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 Counsellors 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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