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The National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service, 1800RESPECT is expanding in July so we are currently recruiting skilled and qualified people to join our team as Specialist Counsellors, Team Leaders, Training and Quality Specialists, Professional supervisors, and more.

We are excited to be able to offer a range of full-time and part-time roles on permanent contracts across a 24/7 roster, as well as casual Specialist Counsellor work.

Find a list of all the roles and their essential requirements below.

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Specialist Counsellor

  • A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, or relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years specialist counselling experience including support for people impacted by DFV and SA (telephone counselling advantageous)
  • Eligible for professional membership of any of the following governing bodies – ACA, PACFA, AASW or AHPRA
  • Solid IT skills to work across phone and on-line chat platforms

Apply now!

Training Specialist

  • A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or relevant field
  • Extensive experience in the DFV and/or other sectors
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent would be well regarded or a minimum of professional development in the training space and 1+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Eligible for professional membership of any of the following governing bodies – ACA, PACFA, AASW or AHPRA
  • Ability to travel interstate as required to deliver training

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Quality Specialist

  • A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or relevant field
  • Extensive experience in the DFV and/or similar sectors
  • Eligible for professional membership of any of the following governing bodies – ACA, PACFA, AASW or AHPRA
  • Quality related qualifications would be well regarded

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Team Leader

  • A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, or relevant field
  • 4+ years minimum trauma specialist counselling experience (preferably telephone counselling) or full-time equivalent experience in specialised sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling
  • Experience in leading, supervising and/or coaching a team in a related field
  • Hold Professional membership of any of the following governing bodies – ACA, PACFA, AASW or AHPRA

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Professional Supervisor

  • A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or relevant field
  • Extensive experience in the DFV and/or similar sectors
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply best practice models for clinical supervision
  • Training in conducting supervision within DFV workforce and supervision qualifications would be well-regarded

Applications opening soon. Express your interest today.

Additional essential requirements for all roles

  • Up to date with COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • It is a genuine requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted in sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People/Working with Children Check (as applicable to the State/Territory of Australia in which you work)
  • National Police Check
  • Right to Work in Australia

If you meet the essential requirements for a role, apply now.

If you would like more information about these roles, please email or phone Danielle (People & Culture BP) on 0432 765 802.

Find out more about what it’s like to work with DVConnect on our Careers page.

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  • Provides operational support to fund our bridging accommodation residence Bella's Sanctuary.
  • Provides emergency transport and accommodation for Queenslanders in crisis due to domestic and family violence.
  • Provides safety planning, crisis counselling and information to those impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Educates Queenslanders on how to help family, friends and colleagues who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic and family violence.