Friday, 11 March 2016

Relationships Australia Queensland,Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Counsellor Jobs in Australia

Women's Counselling

About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselli
ng, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion.  We provide services from more than 30 centres and employ 400 employees across Queensland.
RAQ is dedicated to promoting work-life balance, and provides flexible working hours, a supportive team environment, paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts and salary packaging arrangements.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the temporary part-time role (22.5 hours per week) of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Counsellor – Women's Counselling, on a contract basis until 30 June 2016.  This role will be located in Goondiwindi working within our Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Service (DFVPS) which is managed through our Toowoomba venue.
The purpose of this position is to provide specialised counselling and support to women who are experiencing, escaping or have previously experienced domestic and family violence.
Some of the key responsibilities of this position include:
·         Applying theoretical knowledge of domestic and family violence, specifically social justice, social constructionist and feminist perspectives, and other relevant models to determine appropriate interventions for women who have experienced domestic and family violence.
·         Utilising a family systems and strength based frameworks in the counselling process, and applying other models counselling as appropriate.
·         Providing women affected by domestic and family violence with information on all available options, assist them with their chosen option and advocate on their behalf where requested.
·         Applying theoretical knowledge of adult and child learning styles, child development, and community capacity building, to develop, document and deliver group work and education programs aimed at promoting the safety and wellbeing of children/young people and developing or enhancing parenting skills.
·         Networking to develop collaborative relationships with relevant government organisations and community agencies to build community capacity, to successfully link children, young people and adults to other support services.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have an appropriate undergraduate qualification in the Social or Behavioural Sciences, in addition to demonstrated experience and knowledge of domestic and family violence counselling in a variety of settings, in particular working with women. You will also have a sound understanding, or the ability to rapidly acquire understanding, of the Domestic and Family Violence Act and Family Law Act.
The salary being offered is between $52,369 to $65,784 per annum (pro rata for part-time), to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay. Other attractive benefits are available including additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave. 

How to Apply

Please visit our website to obtain a copy of the position description. To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter responding to each of the selection criteria in the position description, outlining your demonstrated experience in each area. Applications can be submitted by emailing
Applications close at 9am on Friday 25 March 2016.

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