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Organisation : ACON Health

Location : Sydney (Surry Hills NSW )

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : LGBTIQ+

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 80,000-90,000

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2020

About the role

To apply for this position please go to and download instructions for applying contained in the “Job Pack Counsellor Care/Coordinator, Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence”.

To be considered all applications must include

  1. Completed ACON application form
  2. Document addressing the Selection Criteria and
  3. Copy of your resume.

Applications close on 5pm Sunday 20 September 2020.


Counsellor/Care Coordinator – Sexual, Domestic & Family Violence

This position includes a mix of short-term solution-focused counselling services, care coordination, referrals and advocacy for clients experiencing sexual abuse and/or domestic family violence (SDFV).

This is an exciting new role for ACON, resulting from SDFV specific funding. This role operates in the context of a multi-disciplinary team working within a trauma informed, client centred model to deliver short-term support to our clients; namely psychosocial assessment, short term counselling, care coordination and advocacy.

This position is suited to someone with experience working in multidisciplinary teams and with justice, police and crisis services.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  1. Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy and relevant professional registration.
  2. Demonstrated two years of experience working with clients in the field of SDFV.
  3. Understanding of the unique complexities of working with LGBTQ+ clients who have experienced SDFV.
  4. Detailed understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual, domestic and family violence and commitment to the provision of services from a feminist and trauma-informed perspective.
  5. Demonstrated skills in a number of the following short-term solution-focused interventions; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Behavioural approaches.
  6. Understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities.
  7. High level oral and written communication skills including case notes, active listening, empathy, negotiation, conflict resolution and feedback.

This position is located at the ACON Sydney Office in Surry Hills.

Full time or part time hours will be considered for the right candidate, on fixed term contract (with view to extend). Applicants must be comfortable working in an LGBTQ community organisation.

The annual base salary for this position is up to $90K pro rata commensurate with skills and experience plus superannuation and leave loading. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Helen Rowden, Associate Director of Clinical and Client Services, on 0490 108 294 or  email

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ACON Health

ACON is Australia’s largest health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.

ACON is here for community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. We provide a range of counselling and care coordination services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.  We’re looking for a committed and experienced individual to join our multi-disciplinary team and help shape the ongoing development of our community services.

ACON provides a colourful, nurturing and fun workplace. We’re offering a great opportunity for an experienced Allied Health professional to utilise their clinical expertise in counselling and case management, to support people of diverse sexualities and genders who are experiencing sexual, domestic and family violence.

Our staff and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness. ACON is committed to our employees’ professional development and engagement - ensuring we build our capabilities with people that have the right values, attitudes, skills and knowledge.

ACON is an EEO employer.  As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Counsellor/Care Coordinator - Sexual, Domestic & Family Violence via Pro Bono Australia.



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