Counsellor (357653) Department of Justice


We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people living with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTIQ+ people.

The Department of Justice supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

Fixed term until 30 June 2023

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight – flexible options available. 


  • Assist victims of crime by:
  1. providing face to face and telephone counselling and support services;
  2. provision of assessment and case planning services;
  3. providing information about court systems;
  4. liaising with other service providers to coordinate client support services.
  • Contribute to the development of service priorities, standards and guidelines for the work undertaken by Victims of Crime service.
  • Undertake administrative tasks within the area of responsibility including setting priorities, case and file reviews.
  • Provide quality counselling to victims of crime within an identified practice framework.
  • Develop service linkages that improve the quality of service delivered to victims of crime.

Essential Requirements

  • Vaccinated against COVID-19, or granted an exemption by the Head of Agency.  Please see the Statement of Duties for further information or call the contact person with any questions.
  • A degree of at least three years duration relevant to the professional duties to be undertaken is required, as provided by a recognised university.
  • Current motor vehicle licence.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks

• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 Statement of Duties (Generic) Counsellor.docx

 Statement of Duties (Generic) Counsellor.pdf

 About the Department of Justice (Victims Support Service).DOCX

 About the Department of Justice (Victims Support Service).pdf

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.docx

 Information for Applicants (DOJ) Short Form Application.pdf

 FAQs Short Form Application.docx

 FAQs Short Form Application.pdf

How to apply

Please note this position closes on Wednesday 3 August 2022 at 11.55pm

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.  We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please note if you submit the details of your referees with your application the Selection Panel may contact them without notifying you.

Please apply online by clicking the blue ‘Apply Now’ button.

Refer to the ‘Information for Applicants (DOJ)’ document for further information.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Department of Justice Recruitment Team on (03) 6165 4946

For more information

Cassandra Dowling
Team Leader, Victims of Crime Service
[email protected]
Phone: (03) 6165 7524



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