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Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor

YWCA Australia
  • Support the safety and wellbeing of women and families
  • Immediate start available
  • Core values of Feminism, Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation & Integrity


YWCA Australia is a feminist not-for-profit organisation focused on improving gender equality for women, young women and girls. Together we challenge the systems, structures and policies that act as barriers to women, especially young women, achieving their full potential.

For 140 years we have stood for gender equality in all communities, transforming the lives of individual women, young women and girls. Cheered on by a fiercely passionate and supportive team, we shout loud and proud and our voices echo around the world in a global feminist movement.


YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor to join our Darwin Team. This role is offered on a full-time maximum term basis ending 30 June 2021 (flexible and part-time hours may be considered upon application) and is based in our Palmerston office.

The specialist Domestic Violence Counsellor will provide one-on-one and group-based counselling support to women experiencing domestic and family violence with the aim of improving women’s safety and wellbeing.


The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Experience in domestic and family violence counselling
  • Relevant qualification in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with a governing body such as PACFA, AASW or ACA
  • Thorough understanding and application of counselling theories and practices
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing quality counselling services or group work to domestic and family violence survivors
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Previous experience undertaking a range of administrative duties, including maintaining detailed case notes, records and files
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cooperative working relationships with external agencies and providers to optimise client service delivery and referral as necessary
  • A high-level understanding of the responsibilities associated with working with all clients including confidentiality, duty of care, mandatory reporting, other relevant legislation and professional conduct
  • Able to manage own time to achieve key outcomes and use tools effectively to assist with planning and organising
  • This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily complete a national criminal history record check and hold the relevant state-based working with vulnerable persons permit prior to employment

Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.

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