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Women's Wellbeing and Sexual Assault Support Specialist - Aitkenvale

North Queensland Combined Women's Services Inc.

The Women’s Centre is a feminist organisation providing trauma-informed, evidence based, support to women. We are currently recruiting experienced women to work across our Sexual Assault Support Service and Women’s Health Service.

The Women’s Centre provide a broad range of services to women including:

  • Sexual Assault Support Services comprising: a 24 hour wrap around response with Police, Townsville University Hospital and the Clinical Forensic Medical Unit, counselling, group therapy and community education; and
  • Women’s Health & Wellbeing Services including: counselling, groups and community education;

Our team is highly skilled, experienced, supportive and dedicated to challenging systems that condone and perpetuate gender-based violence.

The role:

The Women’s Wellbeing and Sexual Assault Support Specialist provides a holistic, wrap-around response to women within a trauma-informed framework. This dynamic role requires skills in counselling, case management, advocacy and collaborative community education. The role offers a unique opportunity to participate on a 24 hour roster in a Sexual Assault Response Team providing immediate support to victim-survivors of sexual violence. There are no other roles like this in Queensland, The Women’s Centre is recognised across Queensland as an innovative and progressive service offering best practice responses to sexual violence. Participation on this roster is required, however is flexible and can be discussed at the interview stage according to your unique circumstances.

Come and work with us at a purpose-built facility that prioritises the safety and support of women; a women’s only space where women can access services that respond to their unique needs and which emphasises women’s rights, choices and control.

You will have access to formal and informal internal supervision, including peer supervision with a highly skilled and diverse team, external supervision, professional development and purposeful support structures that prioritise learning and wellbeing.

Do You Have the Following?

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in counselling, social work, psychology, or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills aligned with intersectional feminist practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts and dynamics of sexual violence and experience in trauma-informed counselling and responses.
  • Experience in working in a proactive and holistic way responding to complex circumstances including assessing and planning around risk and safety.
  • Experience working with and counselling adult, young people and/or children who have been impacted by sexual assault and violence.
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a proactive, case management framework with a collaborative approach.
  • A commitment to inclusive practice and proven capacity to meet the diverse needs of women.
  • Ability to quickly acquire a working knowledge of Queensland legislation and policies pertaining to sexual assault, child protection and domestic and family violence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a child and youth safe organisation and to promoting the rights of children and young people.

What Are The Benefits?

As a valued team member, you will be supported in your role. We offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding role, working alongside victim-survivors of sexual assault.
  • Competitive salary and not-for-profit salary packaging provisions including salary sacrifice.
  • The opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge through generous professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision (both internal and paid external).
  • Above award leave entitlements including one extra week of annual leave and one extra week of carers leave.

Other Information

Remuneration is in accordance with the Level 4 or Level 5 of the SCHCADS Award 2010 (relative to qualifications and experience).

All employment is subject to the successful candidate holding or obtaining a current satisfactory National Police and Working with Vulnerable People check.

A current Drivers Licence is essential.

For More Information

For more information about our centre and the team that work here, check out our website See our resources page to view the videos “What is trauma-informed counselling” and “The Sexual Assault Response Team” showing the space we work in and the services we provide

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted by, and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. First Nations women are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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