DFV and Sexual Assault Women’s Counsellor (Specialist Intervention) Domestic Violence Resource Service


Company: Mackay Women’s Services 

Location: Mackay 

Position Type: Permanent Full-time  

Are you a compassionate and driven professional committed to improving the quality of life of women in Queensland. Do you possess a deep understanding of trauma-informed care and the skills to support and counsel women affected by Domestic & Family Violence, and sexual assault? Join our team as a DFV and Sexual Assault Women’s Counsellor.

Who We Are: At Mackay Women’s Services, we are committed to enhancing the lives of women, children, and future generations in the community we serve. We actively respond, support, and educate through specialised services to meet individual and community needs.  We’re seeking an experienced DFV and Sexual Assault Women’s Counsellor who shares our passion. 

Role Overview: As the DFV and Sexual Assault Women’s Counsellor, you will provide a range of specialist therapeutic counselling, case management, risk and safety interventions with women who have been affected by domestic and family violence, and sexual assault. The role scope includes direct responses to and from clients (supporting women and their children), as well as working in partnership with the Intake team, Triage and Support workers, High Risk Team and other agencies and services across community including Court.  

What You’ll Do: As a DFV and Sexual Assault Women’s Counsellor, you will offer specialist domestic and family violence and sexual assault counselling and support, including risk assessment, safety planning, case management, information and referrals. An integrated service response within a trauma-informed practice framework supporting the safety of women and their children.

Why Join Us: 

Impactful Purpose: Make a meaningful impact by empowering women and fostering positive change in our community. Your work directly supports women and children who are experiencing DFV or a lived experience of domestic and family violence and sexual violence, contributing to their health and wellbeing.  

Collaborative Environment: Join forces with a diverse team and dedicated stakeholders who share your commitment. Together, we amplify our influence, creating lasting change. 

Innovation and Progress: Embrace innovation at Mackay Women’s Services. We adapt to evolving needs, promoting greater consistency, transparency, and integration of services, as well as promote continuous improvement across the sector.  Your insights play a key role in shaping our future. 

Holistic Well-being: Thrive in a supportive work environment. We value work-life balance, encourage self-care, and provide resources for your overall well-being. 

Enduring Legacy: Your contribution becomes part of a transformational legacy. Shape a community where survivors find strength, healing, and hope, leaving a lasting impact. 

To excel in this role, you will have: 

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in the domestic and family violence and sexual violence sector. 
  • Proven experience in counselling women and children experiencing or a lived experience of domestic and family violence and sexual violence. 
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed framework and evidence-based counselling practices. 
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. 
  • Collaborative spirit, able to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve shared goals. 
  • Deep empathy, sensitivity, and a commitment to social justice and supporting trauma survivors. 

We are committed to filling this role quickly, so while this role has a closing date, we will be reviewing applications as they come in and may interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date. 

Closing Date: 14th October 2023 



Domestic Violence Resource Service

Job Salary

Full time