Trauma Counsellor – 12 Month Fixed Term 35 hours p/w Northern Rivers Community Gateway


About Us:

Community Gateway formed in 1976 and is a child-safe organisation that provides welfare and capacity building programs. Our services are aimed at alleviating disadvantage. We are person-centred, values-driven, are committed to social justice and to the financial and social inclusion of every human being.

We are proud to say that Community Gateway is a registered charity that holds QIP accreditation, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services Standards 7th Edition.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


About the role:

Trauma Counsellor – 35 hours per week, fixed term 12 months

The Trauma Counsellor works as part of the counselling team to provide a free counselling service for children, adolescents and adults who have experienced childhood trauma including sexual assault. In addition to individual counselling, the counsellor also facilitates group work children and young people. With extensive expertise in trauma counselling for adult survivors of sexual assault, the role will also facilitate education seminars, workshops, and other support for the professional community. 


Benefits of Working with Community Gateway: 

  • An opportunity to work as part of a diverse, supportive and inclusive charitable organisation
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • A wellness program
  • A person-centred organisation
  • A child safe organisation
  • A practice framework enabling a positive social impact
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Bonus annual leave during Christmas shutdown
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Flexible work arrangements 


Selection criteria


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a related field together with relevant work experience
  • Sound knowledge and experience counselling and conducting therapeutic support groups.
  • Sound skills in assessing for and managing trauma appropriately.
  • Sound understanding and experience in culturally sensitive practice.
  • Sound knowledge of child protection and effective therapies in supporting victims of sexual assault. 
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in working as a specialist employee and exercising professional judgement.
  • Good knowledge in the use of Microsoft and database programs.



  • Graduate qualifications in Psychology

Additional requirements

  • Evidence of full COVID vaccination 
  • Working with children Check 
  • National Police Check 

We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.


More information

If you have questions about our application process, contact our HR Officer by emailing [email protected]

If you have questions about this role, contact Shaun McPherson by calling 0429 640 075 or emailing undefined [email protected]


Position Closes: 5pm Friday 29th July 2022

How to apply

The position description can be accessed via our website (or by emailing HR Officer above)

Work with us

If you’re interested in applying for this job vacancy, please ensure you do the following:

  • Download and read the position description via the link on our website
  • Write your responses to the position’s selection criteria
  • Submit your application by email to [email protected] or Apply Now via Seek.



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