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Sexual Assault Support Counsellor - Townsville

Advertiser: The Women's Centre North Queensland Services Inc.More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Nov 2020
Northern QLD
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

North Queensland Combined Women's Services Inc. also known as The Women's Centre, comprises the Townsville Sexual Assault Support Service, a Specialist Homelessness Service and Women’s Health Service that provides counselling and group therapy, support, information and referral, for women the age of 12 and above  experiencing emotional and psychological distress and trauma.

Applications are now invited from tertiary qualified women for the part-time up to 4 days per week contract position of Sexual Assault Support Counsellor.  The position will be until 24th December 2021.

Suitable applicants require social science, or social work qualifications, skills and experience in the areas of sexual assault and domestic and family violence, counselling, mental health, advocacy and referral. It is a requirement of this position to participate in our 24 hour on-call roster as a part of a Sexual Assault Response Team.

Employment is commensurate with experience and qualifications under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, 2010.

The remuneration package: 15 days personal leave, above award annual leave and salary sacrifice option is relative to qualifications and experience at either Level 4 or Level 5 of the SCHCADS Award 2010.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted by, and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse women are encouraged to apply.

To obtain a Position Description for the position, phone 07 4775 7555 or email:,

To be considered, include an application letter addressing the selection criteria, a CV and two recent employer references. Please mark applications private and confidential and email as above or forward to:

The Secretary
North Queensland Combined Women's Services
112 Charles Street
Aitkenvale QId 4814.

Applications close Tuesday, 24th November 2020.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a counsellor?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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