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Position Details
Reference Number 65436
Position Title Domestic Violence Counsellor (Social Worker Level 1/2/Psychologist) - Temp F/T
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 31/10/2013)
Entity South Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Liverpool
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To provide practical assistance, case management and counselling to adult victims of domestic violence and their families. The Domestic Violence Counsellor will also participate on the Intake roster and provide a telephone counselling and response service. Ongoing intervention can include home visiting or outreach where appropriate. The position will be based at Hoxton Park Community Health Centre. This position is particularly suitable for a new graduate as there is extensive supervision and clinical supports available. This position is full time however only funded until the end of October 2013 however there is a possibility of extension. 


This full time position is based at Hoxton Park Community Health Centre and is funded until 31st October 2013 with a possibility of a further extension. This position is required to provide a case management and counselling service to victims of domestic violence.  The team accepts referrals from police via a faxback system and works with other agencies to provide an integrated, coordinated service. The counsellors also provide training to other professionals, are involved in community development projects and are committed to improving the outcomes for victims of domestic violence. This position would suit a new graduate due to the high level of clincial supports available to the position.

Selection Criteria A Degree in Social Work or Psychology and eligible for membership to the AASW or registered with the Australian Practioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics involved in domestic violence, and the impact it has on victims

Knowledge of the child protection issues associated with domestic violence and expectations of a health employee where child protection concerns are a feature

Experience in providing assessment and case management to women who have experienced domestic violence

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in relation to case management

Unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence (P2 Licence acceptable)

Demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with local and non-government agencies

Experience in providing telephone counselling and crisis intervention
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Helen Stefanic
Contact Number 98242858
Closing Date 20/07/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view