Domestic & Family Violence Counsellors - Part Time / Anglicare (Southern Queensland) / Brisbane’s Metro North and Metro South regions

About the Position

Our Mental Health and Family Wellbeing teams assist all kinds of people who may be struggling to overcome challenges, providing support in the home, workplace or community.

The Domestic and Family Violence service provides comprehensive assessments, group-work and individual counselling to men who have perpetrated Domestic and Family Violence.  Increasing the safety of affected family members, particularly women and children, through facilitating change and accountability with the man, is the first priority. Increasing the wellbeing of all family members is also a focus.  We are currently looking for part time Counsellors to join our team; there are multiple positions available in two locations servicing Brisbane’s Metro North and Metro South regions.

As a Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor, you will provide group facilitation and individual counselling and case management services to men who have perpetrated Domestic and Family Violence. This position may also provide and/or coordinate the provision of advocacy, information, support and referral services to survivors (primarily women and children) affected by the man’s violence.

About You

With a significant background in Social Services, your fundamental experience will relate to working within domestic and family violence, with additional experience in mental health or substance abuse work.  Your capabilities in this area will include:

  • Capacity to effectively engage and work productively with both mandated and voluntary male clients
  • Ability to administer and interpret outcomes-based assessments, and perform domestic violence risk assessments
  • Facilitate both group and individual counselling, and provide support services using evidence based frameworks
  • Develop goals and case plans with men that align with the priority of ceasing the use of abusive, violent and controlling behaviour, as well as supporting improved wellbeing
  • Provide Court support services to perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence
  • Provide advocacy, information and referrals to partners and other family members affected by domestic violence
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external agencies and groups to manage risk and provide the best outcomes possible
  • Participate in continuous improvement objectives and maintain current awareness of legislative requirements and practice standards

With the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of people, particularly men who have used violence towards women and children, who may also have mental health and/or substance abuse issues, you will also offer:

  • Maturity and emotional resilience with the ability to self-care effectively
  • A calm, professional approach with the ability to use initiative & sound judgement in decision making
  • Demonstrated organisational and self-management skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst working within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of group dynamics
  • Flexibility and availability to work outside of normal business hours as required, and across two sites within the Brisbane region

Your official qualifications and certifications will include:

  • A relevant degree in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or similar
  • Post graduate qualifications in Counselling, Domestic Violence, Mental Health or Substance Abuse interventions would be considered highly desirable
  • Membership of a relevant professional body or eligibility to apply
  • A current National Police Certificate
  • Current Positive Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • A current Queensland Drivers Licence and your own reliable vehicle

What We Offer

This unique opportunity to join a leading employer in the non-profit sector will also provide you with:

  • A dedicated and supportive team environment
  • The opportunity to join a highly regarded domestic violence prevention service operating in the Brisbane region for over 25 years
  • Strong management and leadership structure in a rewarding and safe workplace that promotes excellence
  • Work/life balance with part time hours
  • The opportunity to increase your take home pay with salary packaging options

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working with an organization that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description 

To submit an application and to view a copy of the Position Description, click ‘Apply’ below or visit http://anglicaresq.org.au/career/ and refer to job number S2849

For further information please contact 

Tiegan Sims on 07 3028 4600

Applications close Sunday 7th May 2017

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.


Advertiser details

  • Anglicare (Southern Queensland)
  • http://www.anglicaresq.org.au/


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Job Details

Location Northern Brisbane, Brisbane
Profession Community Jobs / Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Worktype Part Time
Sector NFP
Date Posted 21/04/2017
Expiry Date 20/05/2017
Reference Number S2849

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