Counsellor / Advocate Scout Talent

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Are you a woman looking to work in an area of social welfare and advocacy and really make a difference in people’s lives?
  • Be rewarded with an attractive rate circa $44.92 – $46.95 PLUS super & salary packaging options!
  • Opportunities for further learning and career development with a training budget!
  • Free parking and close to public transport!

Eliminating sexual violence against women, children, young people, men and families

The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (CRCC) is a non-government, feminist organisation working collaboratively within service provision systems in the ACT and surrounding areas to provide services and programs to eliminate sexual violence against women, young people, children, men and families.

We are committed to excellence in service provision, access and equity, diversity and social justice. If you would like to join us in our mission, there are now multiple opportunities available for CRCC Advocates (Crisis/Counsellors) based in Canberra on either a full-time or part-time basis.

What you’ll receive

This is an outstanding opportunity for a health professional to truly make a difference in the lives of the people you encounter each day.

In return for your dedication and commitment, you will be rewarded with an attractive rate circa $44.92 – $46.95, with some flexibility to choose the hours that will suit your lifestyle. You’ll also receive clinical and cultural supervision within a supportive work environment and flexible salary packaging! 

The Canberra offices are comfortable and conveniently located close to public transport and with free parking on site. A vehicle allowance is also provided as the occasional use of your reliable vehicle may be required, though company vehicles are more often used.

We are very much dedicated to your career development, you’ll receive ongoing training in the areas of specialist sexual assault, counselling and crisis to help you expand your experience. To help you keep calm and focused within this sometimes demanding environment, we will also provide you with clinical consultations, monthly intervals and external supervision.

Your role

Reporting to the Service Coordinator, the main aim of the role is to provide crisis support, counselling, outreach, information, advocacy, group work, community education and training to people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, who have experienced sexual violence.

Although you will be required to participate in the crisis telephone roster and 24-hour callout roster, you will work business hours on rotation. Any after-hours work is encouraged, though is strictly classed as voluntary and paid extra shifts.

To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, click “Apply Now”!

What we need from you:

The successful applicant will hold tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling, and will have high-level knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual violence. While not essential, demonstrated experience in a prior role providing counselling, referral, advocacy and support services to people who have experienced sexual violence will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will possess a genuine commitment and interest in working in a community-based feminist organisation. You will have the proven ability to work independently within a team environment, identify priorities, meet deadlines and manage your own workload.

Please note: The successful applicant will be required to possess a Working With Vulnerable People Card and complete a Police Check. A current driver’s licence is also required.

Under s 34(1) of the Discrimination Act 1991, this is a Women Only position.

 

Start making a positive change today – Apply Now!

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Scout Talent

Job Salary

$44.92 - $46.95 + fantastic benefits on offer!

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