Youth Sexual Violence Counsellor Laurel Place Inc.


  • This position is located in our Moreton Bay Office and is 4 days per week.
  • Applications close: Wednesday 4th October 2023
  • SCHADS award Level 6

Please send your completed application to [email protected]   

Applications are sought for the position of Youth Sexual Violence Counsellor. The position will be based 4 days per week in our Morayfield Office and will require travel within the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast areas. 

The primary purpose of this position is to provide therapeutic intervention including comprehensive risk assessments to young people (10 to 17 years) who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours. The program works towards a multi-systemic framework and provides intervention and support to the young person’s family and primary support people.  This position is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney General and sits within a new program under the Youth Sexual Violence Initiative.

The focus of the Youth Sexual Violence program is on providing effective intervention to young people engaging in harmful sexual behaviour and strengthening family functioning to prevent further harm. The program also aims to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships, referral pathways and building capacity with existing key agencies working with young people at risk and their families. 


  1. Minimum of a four year degree in social work or psychology and five years’ experience working with young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours or other high risk behaviours.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of youth sexual violence and the factors contributing to engagement in harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people.
  3. Demonstrated experience providing trauma informed, developmentally sensitive and culturally safe interventions to children, young people and their non-offending family members, supporters and carers.
  4. Well-developed skills in assessment, development of safety plans, case planning and intervention relevant to young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviours.
  5. Demonstrated ability in group facilitation including working with family members and supporters.
  6. Proven ability in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders including government and non-government organisations.
  7. Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment.

(only applications that have addressed the selection criteria and is accompanied with your CV and cover letter will progress to shortlisting) Applications close Wednesday 4th October 2023