Healing and Recovery for Survivors Counsellor Full Stop Australia


Do you have exceptional skills in providing medium to long term intensive counselling and support? Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of those affected by sexual, domestic, and family violence?


About Us:

Full Stop Australia (FSA) is a not-for-profit organisation, operating nationally, but based in Sydney’s Inner West. Our mission is to put a full stop to sexual, domestic, and family violence and to support those who have been impacted by violence and abuse. We also offer best-practice training and professional services to support safe and respectful workplaces, and advocate for changes to laws, policies, and practices to better prevent and respond to sexual, domestic, and family violence.

About the Role:

This role can be two prong: 

1.    The first being part of the Healing and Recovery for Survivors Service (HeRS), which is a specialist service for women who have experienced sexual assault in childhood. The HeRS program works out of Wyoming Women’s Health Centre one day a week and offers individual clients up to two years of free face to face specialist counselling and therapy focusing on healing and processing the impacts of trauma.  

2.    The second part to this role (optional) is working two shifts per week as part of a team of Trauma Specialist Counsellors providing telephone and online counselling, advocating for clients, developing interagency clinical care networks and other supports to people affected by violence, their supporters and to professionals working in this area?

FSA holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers for clinical positions.

About You:

You will be someone who operates with the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided. You will be confident to make appropriate ethical and clinical judgment in your daily work.

You will also have extensive knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

•    Incorporating feminist perspectives within counselling frameworks.
•    Superior emotional competence when operating in a high demand trauma environment.
•    Responsive and competent work management capacity. 
•    Detailed understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual assault, family, and domestic violence.
•    Flexibility and responsiveness to work tasks.
•    Good communication skills and the ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders.
•    An understanding of, and commitment to the values of Full Stop Australia and the work we do.

In return:

Benefits: We offer above award wages, with additional benefits including salary packaging, paid parental leave, study leave, and access to our award-winning workplace well-being program designed to manage the effects of vicarious trauma. Professional development and training are highly valued within our organisation.

Salary: This position has been classified as Level 5 under the Social, Community, Home, and Disability Services (SCHADS) Award. 

Contract: This is a part-time position (46.5 hours p/f). Full Stop Australia offers a hybrid model of working, with the option to work part of your hours from home (where applicable).     

For more Information and how to Apply:

Download a full position description from our website at www.fullstop.org.au/get-involved/careers 
In your application please clarify whether you are applying for both parts of this role or HeRS position .
For further information, email [email protected] or call 02 8585 0333
There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed as they come in so, please submit your application quickly.