Family Violence Counsellor

Location : Melbourne

Organisation : Uniting

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Hourly

Application Closing Date : 24 Aug, 2018

About the Role

Family Violence Counsellor
•Provide therapeutic counselling to Arabic speaking women and children at risk of family violence
•Full time contract role to 30th June, 2019
• Salary packaging, competitive sector remuneration and fantastic benefits offered

About the opportunity
This position is responsible for providing therapeutic family violence counselling to women and children that are/have experienced family violence and are from Arabic Speaking backgrounds who live in Hume or Moreland.

The program is a partnership between Uniting Kildonan (lead agency), Sunbury Community Health, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Foundation House and delivers the service to the Hume Moreland catchment of the DHHS North Region.

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence co-facilitates the psycho-educational groups with the Family Violence Counsellors for women that are/have experienced Family Violence and Foundation House provides reflective practice supervision to staff in relation to clients who have experienced hardship, torture and trauma in their countries of origin and/or through the migration experience.

About you
We would love to hear from you if you have:
•Minimum tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline is essential
•Counselling qualifications are highly desirable
•Arabic speaking cultural background and proficient in Arabic language highly desirable
•Demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable people, including:
– Capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships,
– Undertake strength based assessments, needs analysis, development of intervention plans and work with clients to bring about change; working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
– Understanding of the issues involved in casework with children, young people and families
•Knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks including children’s developmental needs, parent skill development, working with diversity, drug and alcohol recovery, the cycle of violence, crisis planning and family and broader systems

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting
About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Shazeena McDonald

Phone : 0394125700

Email :

How to apply
If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. When applying, please include a cover letter, of no more than one page outlining your suitability and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages. Go to for the Key Selection Criteria document you will also need to respond to.

Please send your application to Shazeena McDonald, Email:

Applications close: Friday 24th August 2018, 12pm

Get in touch
T: (03) 9302 6100 to speak with Helen Kalogiannis

As a 'child safe' organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Please quote in application: Family Violence Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


You Might Be Interested In

View More Jobs

Featured Suppliers

Source More Suppliers
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get purpose-driven roles delivered free to your inbox every Monday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!