Violence Abuse & Neglect Counsellor

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Albury
Reference: VG/20181130_04
Closing Date: 16-Dec-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VAN Counsellor_PD.pdf (PDF, 285KB)

Contact: Kelley Latta, Counselling Coordinator
(02) 6058 1843

Position Details

Albury Community Health Service


Violence Abuse & Neglect Counsellor – Grade 2/3

Permanent, Part Time- 0.4EFT


Albury Wodonga Health – Albury Community Health requires an experienced Trauma Counsellor (Social work, Psychology or OT) to join our Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Counselling team.  This position will provide specialist Counselling service to patients, clients, consumers and their family/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes. 


The successful candidate will provides the above service to children, young people and adults who have been sexually assaulted and adults who have experienced violence throughout their life. Interventions include crisis intervention, counselling, court support, psycho-education, group work and support to non-offending family members, carers and significant others.


Primary responsibilities of this role;

  • Provide high quality intervention to children, adolescent and adult victims of trauma and non-offending parents/carers (such as sexual abuse, domestic/intimate violence, and problematic sexualised behaviours under 10years); provide crisis counselling, psycho-educational support, systems support and group work.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, families, FCS, Police, DPP and other non-government agencies in a consultative and respectful manner.
  • Provide high quality comprehensive triage and intake assessment and prioritise in accordance with program and NSW guidelines.
  • Work effectively as a member of team.
  • Participate in on-call service if required, and perform other duties as requested by the line manager.


AWH offers full orientation and training, salary sacrifice and the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team within a growing organisation.


Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work with eligibility for membership for full registration with AASW or a Psychologist Degree with membership to AHPRA, (or eligible), or Occupational Therapist (with post graduate skill or training in child and family counselling).
  • Extensive direct clinical experience conducting crisis interventions, counselling, group work and complex case management for people who have experienced trauma (eg. child/adult sexual assault, family and People who have experienced violence). A minimum of 3 years relevant experience post-graduation.
  • A willingness to engage in mandatory specialist training.


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award (Level Dependant on qualifications) Health and Community Employees Psychologists (State) Award 


Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.


Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.


This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.


AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship


More information


Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.


Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact, Kelley Latta, Counselling Coordinator on (02) 6058 1843.


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AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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Closing Date: Sunday 16th December 2018

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