Counsellor The Salvation Army


Use your skills and expertise to support your community with The Salvation Army today!

The role you could play
This position as Counsellor, would be responsible for the provision of evidence-based, trauma informed therapeutic interventions, primarily counselling, to women on an individual and group basis. This specialist role is designed to:

  • Deliver specialist family violence counselling interventions and group work to women who have experienced family violence
  • Establish and maintain resources relevant to supporting women and children who are experiencing family violence
  • Proactively participate in, and support networks that are improving outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence
  • Respect the diverse needs of all community groups and individuals to ensure that their needs are met in an inclusive and sensitive manner.


  • Provide professional and confidential counselling to women who have experienced or are experiencing family violence, to effectively reduce risks to their safety and enable their long-term recovery
  • Use professional risk assessment and best practice in safety planning in line with the FV Stream protocols, procedures and clinical governance framework
  • Engage appropriate risk management follow-up as required
  • Consult with the Family Violence team in relation to the management of more complex and/or high-risk cases

This is a max-term (until 30 June 2024), part-time (15 hours per week) position, located in Caloundra and Noosaville, QLD. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Health Professionals and Support Services Level 3 Award. The contact person for this position is Liz Carney: [email protected]

The ideal candidate would have

  • Degree qualification in counselling or equivalent required
  • At least 3 years of experience in a counsellor or similar position required
  • Be a member and registered with a relevant accredited peak body (AASW, APS, ACA etc)
  • Experience in counselling women who have experienced trauma
  • Experience with women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Experience working with women from diverse backgrounds and with a complex range of support needs
  • A current Working With Children Check is required
  • A national police record check is required (to be completed in the recruitment process)
  • Evidence of qualifications

Benefits working with The Salvation Army

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.