Womens Advocate Counsellor UnitingCare Community


Womens Advocate Counsellor – Ipswich  

  • Employment Term: 12-Month Fixed Term Contract, Part-Time (30.40 hours per fortnight) 
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Remuneration: $93,860 + 11% Super (PRO RATA) + NFP Salary Packaging

Make a meaningful difference with UnitingCare Community

We’re looking for someone who wants to make the world a little better through small moments that leave big impacts. To build meaningful relationships and make a difference in the lives of others. 

An integral part of our Family Support & Community Counselling Team based in Ipswich as a Women’s Advocate / Counsellor, you’ll be encouraged to grow, develop and feel empowered to make the everyday easier for the people we care so passionately about. This is a permanent full-time position. 

Let’s make a meaningful difference, together. 

Your part in our UnitingCare Community team 

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic Women’s Advocate / Counsellor to join our Men Choosing Change Program (MCC), Family Support & Community Counselling Team at Ipswich, Queensland.

Our Women’s Advocate / Counsellor position is pivotal in offering high-quality counselling, safety and risk-related and emotional care. This role is currently being rolled out as a part time opportunity for 12 months to support vulnerable clients, work within a supportive and all rounded team and bring forward ideas relevant to continuous improvements in the MCC Women’s Advocacy space.

What makes a difference for us? 

Ideally, you will have previous experience within a similar position where you have worked with female victims of DFV, individuals, families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. In addition, you will be suitable to work in a robust therapeutic environment and be capable of offering high-quality therapeutic service and articulate your practice framework. You will be passionate about reflective practice and work closely in a team of professionals while also being competent to work independently.

Supplementing the above, you will have;

  • Tertiary Qualified in either counselling, social science, psychology and/or social work
  • Hold membership (or potential for eligibility for membership) to one of the following professional associations: Australian Psychological Society, Australian Counselling Association (ACA), PACFA Member Association, or Australian Association of Social Workers
  • A current Queensland driver’s license 
  • A current “working with Children check” (Blue card)

Please note that applicants must be Female. This is a genuine qualification under Sections 25 and 26 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 

What makes a difference for you? 

At UnitingCare we are leaders in crisis response, the protection of vulnerable children, financial resilience and family wellbeing. Our Family and Child Services team work passionately across Queensland to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Save tax and increase your take home pay by salary packaging your everyday living expenses and bills (up to $15,900) and meal entertainment (up to $2,650) per annum
  • A recognition and rewards platform, providing employee discounts at hundreds of retailers, including everyday expenses, holidays, health insurance, annual awards celebration, wellbeing and employee assistance programs
  • A positive and inclusive team based on respect, shared standards, strong values and a commitment to serving others
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave and 2 weeks paid partner leave, available after 6 months service, in addition to the government scheme
  • Diversity and inclusive leave, offering paid gender affirmation leave and cultural leave options (paid and unpaid) for those who may celebrate Lunar New Year, Diwali, Ramadan, NAIDOC weeks and other significant cultural events
  • Career development opportunities to challenge yourself, grow and make a meaningful difference 

We’d love you to be part of our UnitingCare family

Our Family and Child Services team are passionate about their work with parents to ensure children remain safe in the home and parents have the skills, resilience and capability to effectively parent and meet their children’s developmental, educational, health and well-being needs. We also provide targeted services to men who are seeking to change their behaviour.  

Child safe, Child friendly

UnitingCare is committed to being a Child Safe, Child Friendly organisation and will: 

  • provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services for children 
  • implement measures to prevent child abuse and neglect within our services
  • appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur

Diversity & Inclusion 

Our approach is simple – everybody is welcome here.  At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Demonstrating our commitment to reconciliation and building long-term employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, UnitingCare strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for this position.  

Safe workplace 

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.


All employees are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements and UnitingCare’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements policy. The successful applicant must be able to provide a Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.