Counsellor or Psychologist SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)


About Us

SHQ is an independent, non-profit organisation providing specialised services in sexual health and relationship wellbeing for all. Through our innovative clinical services, tailored counselling, and inspiring education, we broaden perspectives and empower people with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make informed choices. 

Our people are passionate about what they do and our culture values diversity and inclusion for all. It’s a very exciting time to join SHQ as the organisation is going through a period of growth with increased service offerings, and in 2022, we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. For further information about us please visit

The role

You will be part of our specialist disability service that puts people first and offers counselling, education, consultation and professional development around sexual health and relationships. You will provide counselling to people with disability/neurodiversity around issues related to sexuality, relationships and well-being. You will work closely with the SHQ clinic and counselling service, health promotion and education teams and your practice will be ethical and client-centred and align with SHQ’s vision and values.

Your Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with people with disability.
  • Knowledge of and ability to draw on and integrate a variety of theoretical frameworks in counselling/therapy.
  • A commitment to exploration of your own responses and process in the counselling relationship.
  • Thorough knowledge of human sexuality and diversity, understanding of cultural differences and individual personal values, attitudes, and beliefs.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, to develop and maintain professional therapeutic relationships, and share ideas successfully, including succinct and accurate reporting. 
  • Experience or interest in developing and delivering professional training or group therapy programmes.

Your qualifications and/or other requirements

  • Relevant tertiary Qualifications in Psychology, a Diploma of Counselling or equivalent.  
  • Current registration with relevant professional agency.
  • Current Working with Children check. 
  • A National Police Clearance no older than 6 months from date of issue.
  • NDIS Workers screening check and completion of relevant NDIS modules.
  • Current certificate of immunisation and or evidence of immunity for (Hepatitis B, Influenza, Pertussis, Measles Mumps and Rubella, Varicella).
  • Current certificate of immunisation for COVID-19.

What we can offer you

  • Permanency  
  • Hours to be discussed with successful applicant
  • A vibrant, supportive, and friendly working environment 
  • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
  • Generous Salary Packaging options 
  • SHQ Internal Holidays over the Christmas/New Year Period
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities 

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Please click the Apply button below, remembering to attach your resume, and a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the “Your skills’ section above by Friday 15 August. Direct applicants only, no agencies please. 

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Francis Townsend (Manager) on 9227 6414 or to receive the full job description, please contact Luke Bruijn (Manager People and Culture) on 08 6164 7921.

We actively encourage Aboriginal people, people with disability and individuals of all backgrounds, ages and sexual orientation to apply.

SHQ embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes inclusivity and diversity.

Please take the time to read our Diversity statement which can be found by copying and pasting this link:



SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters)

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