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Organisation : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

Location : VIC Regional (Horsham)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Families, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 23 Aug, 2020

About the role

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre in Horsham

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon and Wimmera Regions, this role is based in our Horsham office. We provide specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings to meet the needs of our community.

About The Role

This role is based at Horsham however you will initially commence working remotely from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely. No face-to-face appointments will be required with clients whilst working from home unless otherwise specified.

This role provides specialised counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual assault or family violence, and to their non-offending family or friends. The role may also include the provision of therapeutic services and intervention to children and young people who engage in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours. You will assist with an intake system, conducting assessments and facilitating trauma informed counselling and therapeutic group work.

The role reports to a Team Leader, is supported by a team of highly skilled and qualified practitioners and receives regular clinical supervision and valuable peer and organisational support.

The position is based in Horsham and may require travel to outpost locations across the Wimmera Region and part of the South West Region once we return to working from the office.

About You

With degree qualifications in social work, or psychology, you will be able to demonstrate experience in delivery of trauma informed therapeutic interventions. 

If you share our vision for a community free from family violence and sexual assault and are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.  

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work., including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that support you in your work and your life.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check at their own expense.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements

  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

During COVID 19, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence is providing numerous engagement opportunities for staff to ensure they feel supported whilst working from home, These engagement opportunities include:

  • Regular communications such as a weekly staff newsletter and fortnightly CEO update
  • Organisation wellness channel; virtual afternoon teas, walking meetings, care packages and social initiatives

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Counsellor Advocate – Wimmera location (Horsham) via Pro Bono Australia.


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