Counsellor companion house


The Role

The counsellor will work with adults and young people who are survivors of torture and trauma or who are affected by the torture/trauma experiences of others. The position is focused predominantly on counselling assessment and intervention with adults and young people who come from a refugee background or who are in the process of seeking asylum.

This work includes both short term intervention and longer term intervention and support.

People with strong cross cultural skills/ proficiency in community language particularly encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria

  1. Understanding of the impact of torture/trauma experiences on health and psychosocial functioning. 
  2. Minimum of degree level qualifications in social work, psychology or a relevant discipline, demonstrated ability to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions and advocacy for a diverse range of people.
  3. Demonstrated experience in provision of trauma informed care.
  4. Ability to structure work according to Companion House policies and procedures, practice frameworks and implementation of standards.
  5. Skills in cross-cultural counselling with adults and children with a proven ability to provide therapeutic interventions for those affected by trauma highly desirable.
  6. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with a range of health professionals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to organise workload and work within agreed frameworks.
  8. Understanding or ability to acquire knowledge of refugee settlement services and other relevant support structures.
  9. Current drivers licence

Apply by Monday September 4th 2023

What is Companion House?

Companion House is a non-government, community based organisation.  We provide services and support to adults and children who have sought refuge in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.

Working at Companion House is rewarding, interesting and well supported by a motivated and professional staff team. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity -most staff stay long term at Companion House and vacancies do not arise often.