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The Domestic Violence Crisis Line provides 24 hour phone support service for people experiencing domestic and family violence. We have a part time (0.4FTE) role available now - for an experienced Counsellor.

DFV Counsellors engage in coordinated approaches to assist in alleviating the effects of domestic, family and sexual violence by providing counselling, support and short-term crisis intervention to people that contact the service.

Successful applicants will hold a Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services, Human Services, Health Sciences and /or experience commensurate with the position. You will also be able to:

• Work to a 24/7 roster; currently 6 shifts per fortnight available

• Have significant knowledge in the provision of telephone counselling and brief intervention casework, utilising counselling and creative problem solving skills;

• The ability to work sensitively and empathetically with women from a diverse range of backgrounds, and make sound professional assessments promptly and communicate these clearly; and

• Promote and implement quality service responses, which are underpinned and informed by Women’s Safety Service SA values and delivery model.

This position comes with an attractive package with the ability to salary sacrifice.

Interested applicants, please fully address the Person Specification, within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants will be expected to apply for a DHS Working with Children check and a SAPOL clearance, and must hold a full driver's licence.

Inquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 31 October 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WSSSA WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING A COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT DECLARATION FORM (LOCATED ON THE WEBSITE)

Women’s Safety Services SA has a Part time (0.6FTE) opportunity for a Domestic and Family Violence Specialist within their Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. This a fixed term contract role until 30 June 2020, located at our Mile End office.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is a state-wide program that enables people to lodge a request where they are concerned about the behaviour of someone within the context of an intimate relationship. The DFV Specialist makes an initial assessment, facilitates the information with SAPOL and provides support and referrals to the clients. This role will cover the Adelaide metropolitan region as well as the Barossa and Fleurieu Peninsular and KI. Travel to other regions within South Australia as required.

Successful applicants will hold a Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services, Human Services, Health Sciences and /or experience commensurate with the position. You will also have:

  • Significant knowledge and experience in the provision of services to women and children affected by domestic and family violence.
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking risk assessment and safety planning using standardised risk assessment tools.
  • High-level engagement skills - demonstrated ability to engage with clients in an assertive outreach capacity (ie clients who have not sought a service from the organisation).
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of case work intervention, referral pathways and crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated empathy and the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of marginalised and highly vulnerable people including ATSI and CALD.
  • Understanding of legal systems pertaining to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team and/ or multi- agency team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with a wide range of organisations and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to negotiate successful outcomes for clients at individual, team and service levels.
  • Community engagement experience.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate, advocate and resolve conflicts and complete written reports.

 

This position comes with an attractive package with the ability to salary sacrifice. Applicants will also need to be available for rostered out of hours on call duties.

Applications will only be considered from internal applicants. Interested applicants, please fully address the Person Specification, within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants will be expected to apply for a DHS Working with Children check and a SAPOL clearance, and must hold a full driver's licence.

Inquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 23 October 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WSSSA WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED.

1800 RESPECT, a program provided by Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA), in partnership with Medibank Health Solutions and other interstate services, is a National telephone and online counselling service for those whose lives have been affected by domestic, family and/or sexual violence. This confidential service is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Due to growth in the organisation, several opportunities are now available for trauma practitioners who are seeking full tor part time shift work (early hours, days and evenings) to provide therapeutic services for people seeking telephone support throughout Australia.

Key objectives for this position are to:

  • Assess and expertly deliver appropriate trauma informed counselling services
  • Adhere to telephone-based counselling framework
  • Participate in a regular shift arrangement to ensure 24/7 national coverage
  • Formally escalate identified issues and clinical risks as appropriate

With the ability to work in a fast paced and high demanding work environment, the successful applicants will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in counselling, psychology, social work, behavioural sciences or a related field (essential)
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic/family violence and the provision of Trauma informed counselling
  • Understanding of Federal and State and Child based protection legislation relevant to service delivery.
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of cultural and social groups.
  • The ability to adapt your service dependant on the individuals needs
  • Previous experience of the delivery of counselling over the phone would be advantageous

This position comes with an attractive package with the ability to salary sacrifice.

Interested applicants, please fully address the Person Specification, within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants will be expected to apply for a DHS Working with Children check and a SAPOL clearance, and must hold a full driver's licence. Appointment to the position will be dependent on successful interstate security clearance checks.

Inquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 3 November 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WSSSA WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING A COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT DECLARATION FORM (LOCATED ON THE WEBSITE)

1800 RESPECT, a program provided by Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA), in partnership with Medibank Health Solutions and other interstate services, is a National telephone and online counselling service for those whose lives have been affected by domestic, family and/or sexual violence. This confidential service is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Due to growth in the organisation, an opportunity is now available for a part time Trauma Practice Leader (0.8FTE) to provide direction, consultation and support to Specialist Trauma Counsellors by promoting high quality call outcomes, facilitating practice solution strategies and contributing to develop responses.

The key objective for this position is to lead a National telephone and online counselling team. The Trauma Practice Leader will be located within the 1800RESPECT program to contribute to alleviating the effect of domestic, family and sexual violence for the client group. This position works within an established national framework based on specialist knowledge and best practice principles requiring the highest level of professionalism, ethical behaviour, confidentially and empathy. Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensure smooth operation of services on a daily basis through liaison with Key Stakeholders and act as an escalation point
  • Provide debriefing to Specialist Trauma Counsellors post interventions including regular call-coaching
  • Direct provision of trauma counselling services as required
  • Actively acquire knowledge about resources and services that support and enhance WSSSA services
  • Identify individual and team practice development opportunities

With the ability to work in a fast paced and high demanding work environment, the successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in counselling, psychology, social work, behavioural sciences or a related field (essential)
  • Experience in leadership of staff, along with working in a socially and culturally inclusive practice
  • Understanding of Federal and State Child based protection legislation relevant to service delivery
  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of cultural and social groups
  • The ability to adapt your service dependant on the individuals needs
  • Previous experience working within sexual assault, domestic, family violence and the provision of Trauma informed counselling

This position comes with an attractive package with the ability to salary sacrifice.

Interested applicants, please fully address the Person Specification, within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants will be expected to apply for a DHS Working with Children check and a SAPOL clearance, and must hold a full driver's licence.    Appointment to the position will be dependent on successful interstate security clearance checks.

Inquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 3 November 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WSSSA WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING A COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT DECLARATION FORM (LOCATED ON THE WEBSITE)

Women’s Safety Services SA is looking for a part time (0.6FTE) Communications & Marketing Officer located at our Mile End office.

The key responsibilities of this role will be the planning and coordination of Women’s Safety Services SA events, communications, marketing and fundraising activities.

Successful applicants will ideally hold tertiary qualifications in marketing, communication, administrative management or IT, and/or experience commensurate with the position as well as:

  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the particular needs of women and children affected by domestic and/or family violence.
  • Demonstrated empathy and the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of marginalised and highly vulnerable people including ATSI and CALD.
  • Strong analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workload.
  • Written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate, advocate and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to the attainment of team goals and organisational objectives.
  • Pursue professional development goals.
  • High level skills in the use of IT systems and applications

This position comes with an attractive package with the ability to salary sacrifice.

Interested applicants, please fully address the Person Specification, within the Position Description, which can be found at the WSSSA HERE

Applicants will be expected to apply for a DHS Working with Children Check and a SAPOL clearance, and must hold a full driver's licence.

Inquiries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 23 October 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE WSSSA WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING A COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT DECLARATION FORM (LOCATED ON THE WEBSITE)

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Declaration

Women’s Safety Services SA requires that all applicants complete a declaration before their application can be further processed. Failure to complete the whole document or failure to fully disclose all requested information may result in your application being rejected. If information disclosed by you in this form is found to be inaccurate, then your application may be rejected. If you obtain a position with WSSSA in part on the strength of this application and information is found to be inaccurate, then you may face disciplinary action up to and including termination of your position. This declaration will need to be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before being submitted as part of your application.

 

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Application Files and Additional Information

Please attach your cover letter, resume, your completed declaration and a document addressing the selection criteria. All declarations must be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before submitting. Maximum file size 2MB. Allowed formats DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, PNG.

You cannot complete your application if any of these documents are missing.

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Please note that the Women’s Safety Services SA contact email is only supervised between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday, and you will not receive a response outside these times.

If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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