Sexual Assault Counsellor (Aboriginal Identified) Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: SW 1/2/3/4, Psych, Sen Psych, Clin Psych
Location: Lemongrove Campus
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications 
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ426946
Applications Close: 24/09/2023

This position is dependent on Qualifications: 


Social Worker Level 1/2/3/4 – ($67,442.00 – $116,891.00 per annum) 

Psychologist – ($71,240.00 – 105,895.00 per annum) 

Senior Psychologist – ($111,673.00 – $121,301.00 per annum) 
Clinical Psychologist – ($102,051.00 – $125,151.00 per annum)

This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identify as an Aboriginal person and be accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14(d)?of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW). 

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,

working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen career role.


What we can offer you (for eligible employees):


·       Accrued Day Off (ADO) (for full time employees)

·       Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging

·       Novated Leasing

·       Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year

·       Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

·       Fitness Passport

What you’ll be doing:
This role is identified for female Aboriginal applicants only.

It is a multi-level and multi grade position open to clinicians with varying levels of experience who will be graded accordingly and have the role tailored to their level:

?    Social Workers Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4
?    Psychologist
?    Clinical Psychologist
?    Senior Psychologist

The successful candidate will have some experience supporting people who have experienced trauma and will be supported to grow their skills in the provision of specialist therapeutic and case management services to Aboriginal adults and children who have been sexually assaulted or who are under the age of 10 years with problematic and sexually harmful behaviours (Safe Wayz), and their non-offending family members.

Professional development will be provided alongside generous clinical supervision, cultural supervision and peer supervision arrangements. You will join a highly supportive tertiary trauma counselling team providing both crisis and traditional counselling interventions alongside community education and other sexual violence-based interventions. The team will suit clinicians who enjoy diverse, fast paced, client-centred work with a strong dedication to reducing violence in the lives of individuals and communities whilst contributing to the decolonisation of NSW Health services. 
The Sexual Assault Service is aligned with Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) which develops policy and supports services for children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse or neglect. In the NBMLHD Primary Care and Community Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and to deliver excellent care to all consumers, the families and carers, no matter their background or needs.

The Sexual Assault Counsellor is responsible for the provision of specialist therapeutic and case management services to Aboriginal adults, young people and children who have been sexually assaulted or who are under the age of 10 years with problematic and sexually harmful sexual behaviours, and their non-offending family members.

This position will work with the Safe Wayz clinicians to implement the Aboriginal Action Plan linked to the Safe Wayz Pathway for children under 10 with Problematic and Harmful Sexualised Behaviours.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies. 


About us:

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region. 


NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination
status if successful.



Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time