Counsellor working with children Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre


Children’s CounsellOR


Want to be the one to make a difference in children’s lives? then read on –




The Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre is passionate and focused, working to support and maximise the safety of women and their children experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence in the greater Katherine region.



As a Children’s Counsellor you will be required to provide individual counselling for children who have witnessed and/or experienced family violence.  Provide counselling support, working in partnership with families to enhance the safety of all family members and support the best possible conditions for child development, safety and stability.


KWCC team consistently work together, to create an environment conducive to healing.  Adhering to a strong organisational Vision, Mission and Core KWCC Values, you will be networking and collaborating with services to ensure an integrated service response to children and families in the program.


You will need to be holistic and flexible.  Have a depth of cultural understanding and sound knowledge of domestic/family violence and its effects on children. This is necessary to enable the conducting of assessments to determine individual counselling, family and group work needs.


Effective communication skills are paramount as you engage extensively with other key community organisations, family violence, children’s and family services.



  1. Diploma of Counselling or higher
  2. Direct service experience and expertise in counselling children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence and/or trauma
  3. Experience in initiating and delivering highly effective group work
  4. Experience in conducting assessments, writing high level case notes and preparing reports, including charts and other graphics
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of family violence on children including neurological and psychosocial development
  6. Demonstrated understanding of the gendered nature of violence against women and its impact on children and the diversity and experience of family violence
  7. Knowledge of all aspects and legislation relating to  Domestic and Family Violence
  8. Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education of self and others
  9. Proven knowledge of cultural and cross-cultural issues affecting people accessing services and the ability to apply this knowledge when working with children and their families
  10. To have current and satisfactory:
  • Criminal History CheckOchre card  
  • Working with Children Clearance
  • Knowledge of relevant legislative requirements – Mandatory Reporting of DFSV/Child protection
  • Current Drivers Licence


How to Apply 

To be considered for an interview you must provide the following:


1. Written demonstration against each of the selection criteria

2. Your current resume including referee phone and email address

3. A cover letter setting out the skills and abilities that you will bring to the role

4. Advice against the Criminal History check, Ochre Card and Drivers Licence




If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position where you can make a significant positive impact in the lives of children and their families and believe you have the skills to work together in a team with purpose, please contact the Operations Manager to obtain a full position description by emailing [email protected] or by phone (08)8972 1332



KWCC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.




Katherine Women's Crisis Centre

Job Salary

Full time