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Family Counsellor | Domestic Violence Action Centre

Do your want to work for a domestic violence advocacy and support service? We are looking for an experienced Family Counsellor. 

The Family Counsellor (FC) would be primarily based in Ipswich, and providing services to those who have experienced gender-based violence. The FC primarily provides counselling and support to mother's and their children and young people who are experiencing or have experience domestic and family violence. The FC will engage in short-meidum term family tehrapy and/or group work with women, children and young people. The FC role will also provide limited general servies to women (as the primary care-giver of the child/young person they are working with), service providers and the community, such as the provision of phone and face to face information and referral, crisis counselling, advocacy, risk assessment, safety planning and case mangement.

The FC (Ipswich) will be located primariy on-site at our Ipswich location and may also provide services off-site from DVAC if required. Offsite services will be delibered in another community-based organisation, with access to the informat support that this offers. While DVAC will seek to meet and talk regularly with off-site workers, and ensure that they are included in as many team-based activities as possible, it will be important for any worker in this position to be able to work autonomously, ethically and with limited direction at times, Due to the nature of the work and location, liaison, netowrking and developing collaborative partnerships will be a function of the role.

The full postion description can be found on our website, herePlease note that only applications which address the Key Selection Criteria will be considered.

Applications close 9am Friday 31 August 2018. Please send a current CV along with no more than 2 page response to the selection criteria to ea@dvac.org.au with the subject line "FC EOI" or post to The Selection Panel, PO Box 964 Ipswich, Qld 4305.