Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor yourtown

JOB DESCRIPTION

yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

Powered by yourtown, Kids Helpline is here for children and young people whenever they need us, anytime for any reason 24/7, through tailored mental health counselling services in line with their changing preferences for help-seeking.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

Based at a confidential location in the Scenic Rim and reporting to the Domestic and Family Violence Service Manager, this role has responsibility for providing therapeutic counselling support for women who have experienced domestic and family violence and complex trauma. You will work closely with the Child and Family Counsellor.

Our Domestic and Family Violence Refuge is a welcoming haven for women and their children who have experienced the trauma of domestic/family violence. All refuge staff work towards assisting families to regain independence & safety following domestic and family violence.

Your role will include:

• Provide counselling interventions and referrals
• Facilitate workshops and support the development of workshops
• Provide outreach support via telephone
• Participate in collaborative case reviews

This is a permanent part time position (4 days per week), working Monday to Friday. You will also participate in the on-call roster.

what we are looking for

We are looking for a flexible and adaptable individual who will work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve best practice outcomes for women and families.

You will bring:

• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• bachelor level qualifications in psychology, social work or counselling
• at least 3years experience working therapeutically within a trauma informed framework
• demonstrated understanding of domestic and family violence and the impact on children and family functioning
• experience working with groups and an understanding of group dynamics and learning styles
• demonstrated understanding of trauma and trauma responses

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• opportunities for internal and external professional development
• free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

how to apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: https://careers.yourtown.com.au/.

Contact: Marnie Elliot on 0434 609 384

Role closes: 29 October 2023

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

Due to genuine occupational requirements, under S25 of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, only female applicants will be considered.

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

“In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference”