Trauma Specialist Counsellor

Location : New South Wales, Sydney (Sydney Inner West location with parking available)

Organisation : Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Hourly

Application Closing Date : 23-07-2018

About the Role

Organisational Context and Purpose of the Position

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

The Counsellor Trauma Specialist’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 to their supporters.

Additional activities of this role may include:

  • Face to face trauma counselling;
  • Behaviour change counselling; 
  • Consultancy counselling; 
  • Delivering external specialised training and professional development education to adults in a range of clinical, legal, corrections and welfare workplaces including universities, not-for-profit organisations, government bodies, and corporate clients.

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.

Please refer to the Position Description (linked here) for further information.


Sydney Inner West location with parking available

Salary and Benefits

R&DVSA believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

  • Competitive hourly rate of $49.83 plus applicable penalty rates, 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 (24/7 shifts)
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Opportunities for career progression

Experienced counsellors choose to align their careers with R&DVSA because of our award winning multi-pronged approach to vicarious trauma. R&DVSA acknowledges vicarious trauma as a WHS hazard which results from interaction with trauma content. In response, we have developed a NSW WorkCover approach, tailored to each individual.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is committed to upholding the rights of all women to live in a socially just and equitable society and the right of all people to live free of violence. The organisation provides services nationally and internationally in the area of sexual assault, domestic and family violence. The organisation works with all stakeholders and in accordance with its vision, mission, principles and goals.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Recruitment Team

Phone : 02 8585 0333

Email : jobs@rape-dvservices.org.au

  • To apply please email a copy of your resume, completed Selection Criteria Form (linked here) and completed Shift Preference Form (linked here) to jobs@rape-dvservices.org.au by 9am Monday 23 July 2018 Australian Eastern Daylight Time

  • Please note that the Selection Criteria document forms an important part of the selection process, and applications that do not attach this document cannot be accepted and will not be acknowledged.

  • Face to face interviews will be held in Sydney’s Inner West the week commencing Monday 30 July 2018. Those successful in gaining a face to face interview will be advised the week commencing Monday 23 March. Others will be advised at the end of the recruitment process.

  • The role commences with orientation (paid) on Monday, 03 September 2018 – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, concluding Friday, 7 September 2018. All successful candidates must be available to attend all dates at our Inner West Location.

R&DVSA holds an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female trauma specialist counsellors.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Please either call 02 8585 0333 or email enquiries to jobs@rape-dvservices.org.au

Please quote in application: Trauma Specialist Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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