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Specialist Family Violence Counsellor

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Organisation : EDVOS

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Support Services, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 26 Jul, 2019

About the role

EDVOS is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Family Violence Counsellor. The position will be offered as a full time (38 hours per week), fixed term contract to June 30 2020.


About the Opportunity

The Specialist Family Violence Counsellor aims to provide a flexible and responsive counselling service, in a holistic approach to women accessing services at EDVOS.  The role requires the provision of one-to-one counselling for short to medium term counselling including intake and assessment and the development of appropriate therapeutic interventions with women. The ability to work collaboratively with a range of other practitioners and family violence specialists is essential.


Essential to your success

Please review the Position Description for a list of complete selection criteria.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work or Psychology and eligibility for membership of the relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in counselling, intake and assessment, knowledge of Family Violence, service provision and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated understanding of dynamics of family violence
  • Proven ability to function both independently and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with clients and other service providers.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of a specialist family violence service.
  • Ability to undertake planning, implementation and evaluation of high quality programs.
  • Capacity to  provide high  quality family violence  counselling  to a  diverse  range of clients including  women and children with:  CALD  backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  Women and children, women  who  identify as  LGBTI,  women  living with  a  disability and  young  women
  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate therapeutic modalities including Trauma  Informed Practice
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence and ability to drive a range of vehicles as required.
  • Current Working with Children Check valid for employment purposes


About the organisation

Organisation Name : EDVOS

Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region. We provide an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. We operate within a human rights framework and our focus is on supporting the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators.  


What We Offer

  • Excellent Professional Development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS all staff training
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including weekly yoga classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to EAP
  • Internal committees (e.g. Innovation & Development and Quality and Safety) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence


This is a rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence.


EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Casual shifts may be offered across those hours of operation. Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 6 + 9.5% super.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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

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