DFVSAS Counsellor (Social Worker L3/Psychologist) Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist / Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $35.92 – $63.11 per hour
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ346759
Applications Close: October 23 2022
Facility: Ulladulla Community Health Centre

Permanent Part Time 24 hours per week position based at Ulladulla Community Health Centre with possible outreach. Interested applicants encournaged to contact Team Leader Sharon Snell. [email protected]. PH: 02 44239211.

What you’ll be doing

The Domestic Family Violence and Sexual Assault Service (DFVSAS) is responsible for delivering sexual assault and domestic violence services across ISLHD, leadership and capacity building within these portfolios and within ISLHD Violence Abuse and Neglect (VAN) service system. 

DFV&SAS Counsellors provide high quality, culturally competent, trauma-informed therapeutic counselling and support services to:
• people who have experienced sexual abuse (ie.  children, young people, their non-offending family members and adults); 
• adults affected by domestic and family violence (DFV); and,
• children under 10 years of age (and their families), presenting with problematic and/or harmful sexualised behaviours. 


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed an up-to-date course of a COVID-19 vaccine (3 doses for Category A roles, 2 doses for Category B roles) which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Please provide proof of vaccination if available.


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


Talent Pool

This recruitment may be used to create a talent pool / eligibility list where candidates may be offered casual, permanent, or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.


Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.


Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017  before employment can commence.


Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#


Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/guide/nswhealth/Pages/apply-for-position.aspx

Selection Criteria

  1. Full registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist or a Social Work degree and eligibility for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW); including the ability to demonstrate a practical application of the Psychology/AASW Code of Ethics.
  2. A minimum of 3 years relevant clinical experience post-graduation providing trauma informed therapeutic support services with people who have experienced trauma (namely child/adult sexual assault, family and domestic violence), including psychosocial assessments, crisis interventions, risk assessment and safety planning, advocacy, psychoeducation, therapeutic counselling and group work.
  3. Clear understanding and demonstrated application of evidence based models of care which support healing and recovery from trauma (including PTSD symptoms), and address psychological and interpersonal impact of sexual assault and DFV dynamics; and the capacity to provide clinical supervision.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation, its application to clinical practice, including appropriate ethics and boundaries, when working therapeutically with children, young people and adult victims of sexual assault and adults who have experienced domestic and family violence.
  5. Demonstrated high level ability to communicate clearly and succin



Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Job Salary

$71,240 - $138,631