Women’s Health Counsellor The Benevolent Society


    • Part time (4 days), (contract role until June 30 2024), based in our Centre for Women’s, Children’s and Family Health in Campbelltown
    • $86k – $92k pa inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
    • Flexible Friendly organisation

    The Centre for Women’s Children & Family Health has a commitment to employing women from diverse backgrounds.  The Benevolent Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

    The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: children, young people, and their families; First Nations Australians; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change.

    About the role  

    As a Women’s Health Counsellor, you will support women to overcome the effects of trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief and loss and other women’s health issues. Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will undertake an initial assessment; provide high quality counselling, psychotherapy, case management, and therapeutic group work. You will provide outstanding service to our clients in a positive, respectful and culturally sensitive way. 


    • Provide counselling services to women who are experiencing the impacts of complex trauma including Domestic Family Violence including historical child sexual assault and mental health concerns Engage clients using appropriate strengths based assessments and risk minimisation processes, including safety planning.
    • Cofacilitate psychoeducation and well being groups for women.
    • Represent the organisation at Interagency meetings and or events.

    Our Benefits

    We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   

    • Salary Benefits – You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
    • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.  
    • Work/Life Balance – Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements
    • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years   
    • Wellness –Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.    
    • Professional development – monthly Communities of Practice- share experiences with your peers and find positive solutions + leadership training opportunities & regular clinical supervision

    Skills and Experience  

    You will be a Counsellor, Psychologist, or Social Worker with: 

    • At least 3 years counselling experience ideally working with women who have experienced trauma
    • Experience supporting working with families affected by trauma, DV, mental health or other forms of adversity ideally in a counselling setting
    • A trauma informed, DV informed strengths based, approach to working with clients.
    • A clear understanding of child protection issues and mandatory reporting responsibilities
    • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
    • Excellent time management and organising skills to balance competing demands
    • Experience facilitating therapeutic wellbeing and psychoeducation groups.

    Interested? Apply online today!

    To apply please follow the link and submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role

    Have any questions? Call Brenda on 02 4633 3777 to discuss the role in more detail.

    The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.



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