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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.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Trauma Practice Leader on a fixed term basis, working between 0.8 – 1FTE until the end of January 2021. The Trauma Practice Leader provides direction, consultation and support to Specialist Trauma Counsellors by promoting high quality call outcomes, facilitating practice solution strategies and contributing to develop responses.

Key accountabilities of the role will include

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

The following are essential for this role

  • 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
  • The ability to work in a fast paced and high demanding work environment

Benefits of joining WSSSA

  • Level 6 SCHADS Award
  • Salary sacrifice options available
  • Enjoy wellbeing initiatives such as Bring Your Pet to Work and free flu vaccinations

To Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, briefly addressing the selection criteria within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants must:

  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Current or eligible for DHS Working with Children check and National Police Clearance

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 16 August 2020

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

WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.

The Opportunity

We currently have several exciting opportunities for experienced Domestic Violence Case Mangers based at our Eastern & Western Suburbs Programs:

  • 2x Full time, permanent – Western
  • 1x Full time, fixed term (18 September 2020 until 22 March 2021) - Western
  • 1x Full time, permanent – Eastern

The Domestic Violence Case Manager position will be responsible for contributing to alleviating the effects of domestic and family violence experienced by women and children through the provision of both crisis intervention and case management services.

Reporting to the Program Manager you will be team focused and involved with coordinated approaches to service delivery across key stakeholder groups. You will also need to be available for rostered out of hours on call duties.

Key accountabilities of the role will include

  • Understanding of contemporary gender issues pertinent to women’s and children’s health and wellbeing.
  • Understanding of systems and navigation of systems that facilitates quality outcomes for women and their children.
  • An understanding of social justice principles.
  • Ability to prioritise competing needs and demands of clients.
  • Commitment to a collaborative, proactive and strengths based approach to casework.
  • Interpersonal and relationship development skills.

The following are essential for this role

  • A Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services, Human Services, Health Sciences and /or experience commensurate with the position.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in the provision of case management responses and casework interventions.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge 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.
  • Ability to promote and implement quality service responses, which are underpinned and informed by Women’s Safety Service SA values and delivery mod

Benefits of joining WSSSA

  • SCHADS Level 5
  • Salary sacrifice options available
  • Enjoy wellbeing initiatives such as Bring Your Pet to Work and free flu vaccinations

To Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, briefly addressing the selection criteria within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants must:

  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Current or eligible for DHS Working with Children check and National Police Clearance

 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 13 August 2020

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

 WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.

The Opportunity

Applications are sought for the newly created position of Finance & Systems Team Leader, within our Shared Services team. Reporting to the General Manager, Shared Services, you will be responsible for high level accounting functions, as well as providing direction to a small finance and payroll team, and ensuring related systems are effectively implemented and maintained.

What you will do

  • Oversee finance and payroll systems, processes, procedures and business improvements;
  • Ensure payroll and finance processing is timely, accurate and legislatively compliant;
  • Prepare monthly profit and loss, balance sheet, and bank reconciliations;
  • Prepare Quarterly and annual contract funding expenditure reports;
  • Maintain fixed assets registers;
  • Prepare monthly journals;
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budget forecasts and annual audited accounts; and
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly reports for management and Board, and oversee and delegate payroll and finance reporting requirements.

About you

This role will suit someone with proven experience supervising a small team within finance and/ or payroll functions. You will be a team player, with a collaborative and supportive approach, and a passion for what you do.

Essential

  • A service focussed approach, with high level interpersonal skills to effectively liaise, negotiate and problem solve effectively;
  • An Associate Diploma in Financial Management or Accounting;
  • Experience in finance and payroll, involving high level finance and reporting functions;
  • Strong understanding of SCHCADS Award, EA’s and legislation as they relate to payroll & finance;
  • Experience implementing and maintaining finance and payroll related systems;
  • Experience implementing policies, procedures, and process and system improvements;
  • A hands on approach, to supporting the immediate and broader team.

Benefits of working for WSSSA

  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Rewarding work in the community services sector
  • On site massage & other wellbeing initiatives
  • Bring A Pet to Work Policy

 To Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, briefly addressing the Person Specification within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

Applicants must:

  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Current or eligible for DHS Working with Children check and National Police Clearance

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 9 August 2020

WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.

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.

The Opportunity

We have several opportunities available for trauma practitioners who are seeking full or part time shift work, predominately in the evening and overnight space (minimum 3 shifts per week). Specialist Trauma Counsellors provide therapeutic services for people seeking telephone support throughout Australia.

Key accountabilities of the role will include

  • 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

About you

With the ability to work in a fast paced and high demanding work environment, you 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

Benefits of joining WSSSA

  • SCHADS Level 5 award
  • 12-15% shift loading for certain late afternoon and overnight shifts
  • Salary sacrifice options available
  • Enjoy wellbeing initiatives such as Bring Your Pet to Work and free flu shots

To Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, briefly addressing the selection criteria within the Position Description, which can be found HERE

 Applicants must:

  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Current or eligible for DHS Working with Children check and National Police Clearance

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 9 August 2020

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

WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.

Job Application Form

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.

 

Download Statutory Declaration Form

This means a sex-related offence or a crime, including sexual assault, Child pornography or an indecent act involving a child

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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