- Part time permanent role (3 days) based in our Centre for Women’s, Children’s and Family Health in Campbelltown
- TRP $92k – $100k(incl super) pro rata + Salary Packaging
- Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH options available
We are Australia’s first charity, providing a range of Disability, Child, Youth and Family and Aged Care services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation that has assisted people, families and communities to achieve positive change since 1813.
About the role
As our Intake Crisis Domestic Violence Counsellor, you will support women who have experienced the effects of trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief and loss and other women’s health issues. Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will undertake an initial assessment; provide high-quality short-term counselling, psychotherapy, case management, and therapeutic group work. You will provide outstanding service to our clients in a positive, respectful, and culturally sensitive way.
- Provide face to face and telephone support to people presenting with grief, trauma, identity, relationship, parenting, drug and alcohol, domestic violence, and mental health issues.
- Engage clients using appropriate strengths-based assessments and risk minimisation processes, including safety planning.
- Provide a range of multimodal interventions from a person-centred approach that enhance the resilience and wellbeing of women and their children, young people and families to overcome the effects of social, emotional and behaviour difficulties due to trauma, abuse and other forms of adversity.
- Identify and arrange referral pathways for ongoing counselling and/or case management support
We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:
- Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
- Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
- Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.
- Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.
- Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth
- Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.
Skills and Experience
- You will have a relevant tertiary (degree) qualification in social work, psychology or similar and at least 3 years counselling experience.
- Experience working with women affected by trauma, domestic violence, mental health ideally in a crisis counselling capacity (By phone and /or face to face)
- Ability to respond and effectively evaluate the needs of a client who may be in crisis and identify potential referrals that may meet their needs
- A clear understanding of child protection issues and mandatory reporting responsibilities
- Excellent time management and organising skills to balance competing demands
- Ability to provide outstanding service to our clients in a positive, respectful and culturally sensitive way and the flexibility to work across teams using a holistic approach
- Excellent client record keeping skills using an electronic database.
If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace.
Apply below today!
Call Kristy Organ on 0420 959 675 to discuss the role in more detail.