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Trauma Specialist Counsellor

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
  • Contract position until June 2022
  • Permanent part time position working a minimum of 6 shifts per fortnight
  • Parking onsite
  • Inner West location

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is looking to fill the key role of Trauma Specialist Counsellor.

The Role

The Trauma Specialist Counsellor will provide a service that is client-centred, non judgemental, feminist, supportive and responsive.

The Trauma Specialist Counsellor’s core role will be to provide telephone and online counselling, advocate for clients, develop interagency clinical care networks and other supports to people affected by violence and their supporters.

All Trauma Specialists Counsellors are Mandatory Reporters and are compelled by legislation to identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is a 24/7 service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in an overnight roster from 2245 – 0700 hours for seven consecutive nights every 12 weeks.

Salary and Benefits

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

  • Competitive hourly rate of $51.08 plus applicable penalty rates, 10% superannuation and access to generous NFP tax concessions (specifically, a salary packaging scheme offering up to $15,899.94 of your salary tax free)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Opportunities for career progression

Experienced counsellors choose to align their careers with Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia because of our award winning multi-pronged approach to vicarious trauma.

About You

This position of trust demands the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors, which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided. You will have 3+ years fulltime equivalent experience in counselling and a relevant qualification to support your experience.

Further information:

To apply, please click apply now and follow the prompts. Please prepare the following documents, that can be found via the apply now button, for your application:

  • Key Application Response Form
  • Recruitment Application Form
  • Shift Preference Form
  • Resume

Please note that the above documents form part of the selection process and applications that do not send all completed documents cannot be accepted. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

R&DVSA holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia for the duration of the contract and have a Working with Children Check (or be eligible to obtain one).


Please email enquiries to jobs@rape-dvservices.org.au, using the subject line: Trauma Specialist Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The position description and Key Application Response Form are attached.

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