We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Counsellor. - Townsville

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Employment type: Part Time
Location: Townsville & Northern QLD
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging & monthly RDO
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Vehicle and Fuel Card on offer

About the Organisation

Please note: Public Health Orders require people working in this position to be vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) against COVID-19.

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
About the Role

The Employer considers that being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

We are seeking a passionate female DFV Counsellor to join the LWB team. This position is being offered on a full time, 12-month maximum term contract and is based in Townsville. Regular travel to Charters Towers is required (minimum 4 times per fortnight). LWB will provide a Tool of Trade Vehicle and Fuel Card (reasonable personal use allowed).

The DFV Counsellor is responsible for delivering both face-to-face and remote counselling to Women and Children affected by Domestic and Family Violence.

The successful candidate will be required to complete 17 hours of Counselling and 7 hours of Administration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain effective networks and relationships with other service providers and local agencies to promote the service and develop referral pathways
  • Provide specialist one to one domestic and family violence assessment and counselling services to female referred consumers
  • Support consumers to access legal information, advice and referrals
  • Provide counselling to children and young people experiencing or at risk or experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Facilitate the discussion with clients to assist them to achieve their goals, and promote links to networks and community inclusions
  • Maintain effective record keeping on all clients including the maintenance of comprehensive databases, and regular and timely updating of all client files

Skills & Experience 

  • Certificate IV in Counselling, Domestic and Family Violence, or similar (essential)
  • Demonstrated experience providing remote/virtual counselling
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling individuals using a range of intervention techniques  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches to support individuals who have experienced Domestic and/or Family Violence
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds with specific reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective networks and relationships 
  • Ability to commit to/and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Current driver's licence 
  • Experience in child protection and foster care systems (desirable)

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements on offer

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with subject heading ‘DFV Counsellor’

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)



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