Two Sexual Assault Counselling Positions –
- Permanent Part Time – 4 days per week (Tuesday – Friday)
- Locum Position – 4 days per week (Tuesday – Friday) 12 month contract
Applications close 12pm Friday 15th September 2023
If you wish to apply for this position please email your CV, cover letter and addressed selection criteria (which is below) to [email protected]
An invitation to join Laurel Place Inc., a not-for-profit specialized sexual assault counselling service established for over 30 years. Laurel Place provides therapeutic intervention and support to persons of all ages and genders who have experienced sexual violence, as well as their non–offending parents/carers and support persons. Laurel Place also advocates for the rights of the individuals and the communities we serve, and equality for all peoples.
The primary focus of the position is to provide a range of both in-person and remote (e.g., telephone, video conference) trauma-informed therapeutic intervention and support to women and men, 12 years of age and older, and their non-offending carers/supporters, who have been affected by sexual violence. Both advertised positions are subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period and ongoing funding.
Primary Duties will include:
- Provide trauma-informed, therapeutic counselling and support as well as crisis intervention when required to women and men, aged 12 years and older, who have experienced recent or historical sexual assault.
- Provide brief intervention and support to non-offending carers/supporters of people who have experienced sexual assault.
- Provide culturally sensitive and appropriate therapeutic interventions and support to women and men, aged 12 years and older, who have experienced recent or historical sexual assault.
- Conduct and complete comprehensive, trauma informed assessments, including risk and safety assessments and the use of appropriate assessment measures.
- Develop and facilitate a range of therapeutic and educational group programs when required.
- Provide information and resources to the clients about their service options and offer support to facilitate informed choices and decisions.
- Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for clients.
- Promote community awareness of the issues relating to sexual violence and individuals’ experiences of violence in our community.
- Ensure the collection of statistical data is accurate and relevant and provide to the Team Leader.
- Participate in training, case planning/review and regular supervision.
Employment Benefits of Laurel Place:
- Consideration given to work life balance
- Prioritizing staff well-being
- Salary Sacrifice
- Generous professional development budget
- Provision of regular internal supervision
- Opportunity for variety in your role
- Inclusive & supportive culture for staff and clients
- Welcoming & supportive team environment
- Contributing towards the elimination of sexual violence in all communities
- Minimum of a four-year tertiary degree in social work, psychology or similar and experience in the field of sexual violence or similar.
- Demonstrated understanding of the gendered nature of sexual violence and its impact at both an individual and societal level.
- Demonstrated experience providing trauma informed therapeutic interventions and support to adults and their non-offending family members and carers/supporters.
- Well-developed skills in assessment, case formulation and service planning including assessment of risk and safety and use of assessment measures relevant to women, men and young people 12 years and older who have experienced sexual violence.
- Demonstrated ability in providing sensitive and appropriate therapeutic intervention to women, men and young people 12 years and older who have experienced sexual violence and their non-offending carers/supporters from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and gender diverse people.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and co-facilitate a range of therapeutic and educational group programs including community education.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
- Demonstrated experience and ability to establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to ensure best outcomes for clients.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment.
Please email your completed application, consisting of CV, cover letter and addressed selection criteria to [email protected] by 12pm Friday 15th September 2023.
Only applications addressing the selection criteria will be considered.