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Counsellor/Coach Domestic Violence - Volunteer position

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Use your counselling/Coaching skills and experience to promote wellbeing and empower women.

  • Counselling/Coaching sessions conducted by phone and face to face.
  • 3 months (10 hours x week)

About the role The counsellor/Coach will provide empathic, person-centred counselling/Coaching over the phone or face to face to flexibly meet the needs of women who have experienced domestic violence or any kind of abuse. The successful applicant will support them to address issues which impact their wellbeing and their ability to maintain safe and enriching relationships.

About You Critical to this role are your demonstrated skills in providing counselling/Coaching and crisis support to clients. You will also require knowledge of current Child Protection practice, Domestic Violence best practice and Suicide Protocol. You will be an excellent communicator and team player and be able and willing to work flexibly and adapt to a changing environment.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of the team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate experience and skills in working with Cultural and Linguistic Diverse Communities
  • Working with children clearance and Police check
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a strengths-based and person centred approach
  • Demonstrated engagement with complex clients

You will need a minimum of 2 years counselling/Coaching experience in Australia and tertiary qualifications in Counselling/Coaching. Membership is required with any of the following associations:

  • Level 2 memberships of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation (PACFA)
  • Certificated by the ICF (International Coaching Federation)

To be considered for this role, you will need to attach your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role. Applications that do not address the selection criteria or provide a resume only will not be considered.