Sexual Assault Worker (Lvl 1/2) – Female – Perm FT South Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Rosemeadow Community Health Centre
Position Classification:
Sexual Assault Worker Level 1/2
$67,442.00 – $97,709.00 per annum


Requisition ID: REQ417725
Application Close Date:
Interview Date Range:
09/08/2023 – 16/08/2023
Contact Details:
Batoul Mariam Hammoud – 0417 334 069 | [email protected]


About the Opportunity
The Sexual Assault Service has an exciting opportunity for a Female Sexual Assault worker who will provide counselling service for children, adults, families and groups (all ages and genders). This would include a demonstrated ability to implement effective therapies with individuals and groups. 

This is a gender-specific role – open to female applicants only.  Being female is considered a genuine occupational qualification as per Section 31 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.


What You’ll be Doing
This position will have a professional development plan in place that will provide the opportunity for work based development which allows for progression through the Award levels in accordance with the incumbent’s skill acquisition.

Where You’ll Be Working 
South Western Sydney is rapidly growing and is a great place for young people and families to build a life. We are close to public transport, a short drive to the beach and the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park.

The area is growing exponentially with many major shopping centers, great entertainment venues and the development of Sydney’s new airport all located within minutes of new housing estates.

As part of the greater Sydney area, we have bustling metropolitan hubs as well as areas that maintain their rural heritage. It is an incredible place to explore with adventure or relaxation are at your fingertips.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Being female is recognised as a genuine occupation qualification and is authorised under section 31(2h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  2. Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant counselling degree deemed appropriate by employer or completion in in the ECAV pathway, with demonstrated cultural expertise.
  3. Demonstrated ability to create connections, engagement and collaboration to affect outcomes with an understanding of trauma, child sexual abuse and the principles of family focused intervention with the ability to engage with young people who have sexually harmed and with their families.
  4. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills in combination with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a small therapeutic team.
  5. Demonstrated experience participating in and/or leading of quality improvement activities and service development and evaluation.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to clinical and cultural supervision and professional education and if relevant to application, experience providing clinical supervision and leading education and teaching to staff and/or students.
  7. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment.
  8. Demonstrated ability to provide culturally responsive counselling services to individuals, and their families and an understanding of the legal and policy framework governing child protection in NSW relevant to
  9. Accreditation or willingness to undertake accreditation with the Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme administered by the NSW Children’s Guardian, and maintain this.
  10. Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.


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Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected]  


Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.


Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.


Transforming Your Experience
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.


At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of ⚫️ 🟡 🔴 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ⚫️ 🟡 🔴 background, people with a disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply.




South Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time