Counsellor Advocate, Sexually Abusive Behaviours Treatment Service (SABTs) The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

JOB DESCRIPTION

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

About The Role

This positions provide specialised counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual assault or family violence, and to their non-offending family or friends. The role will include the provision of therapeutic services and intervention to children and young people who engage in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours. You will assist with an intake system, conducting assessments and facilitating trauma informed counselling therapeutic group work.

Reporting to a Team Leader, you will be supported by highly skilled and qualified practitioners and receive regular clinical supervision and valuable peer support. This role is full time or part time fixed term for 12 months and maybe extended beyond this period depending on funding.

About You

With degree qualifications in psychology, family therapy or social work, you will be able to demonstrate experience in the delivery of therapeutic interventions, case management and risk assessment. With a comprehensive understanding of the issues relating to sexual assault and family violence within a gendered context, you have significant knowledge and expertise in working therapeutically with the dynamics and effects of interpersonal trauma.

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You thrive working autonomously and also collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment.

If you share our vision for a community free from family violence and sexual assault and are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.  We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we celebrate diversity and inclusion in all we do. We have a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction and provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements
  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

The SAFV Centre acknowledges and respects the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land.

How To Apply

For further information please go to our website https://www.safvcentre.org.au/careers/. 

Applications close 5:00pm Tuesday 15 November 2022

To apply, please send your resume and response to the key selection criteria to [email protected]All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chantale White on 0487 546 939.

The SAFV Centre is a registered Child Safe Organisation; committed to safeguarding children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check.

The SAFV Centre requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants and students must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

Job Salary

$87,140 - $102,553 pro-rata + super & packaging