Men’s DFV Counsellor / Facilitator – Hervey Bay

Organisation: UnitingCare

Location: Fraser Coast

The Opportunity

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Facilitator and Counsellor who has exceptional skills and knowledge in the area of Domestic and Family Violence to join our Fraser Coast team on a part-time basis of 8 hours per fortnight. The role is co-facilitating UnitingCare’s men’s behaviour change program to men who have already been assessed as suitable for the 16 weeks group.

The Fraser Coast offers one of the best lifestyles in Australia – ideal for enjoying work-life balance.

This is a unique co-facilitation program position required male applicants only. This is a genuine qualification under Section 25 and 26 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

What you’ll need

Tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor) in a relevant human services field
Exceptional skills and knowledge in the area of Domestic and Family Violence
Significant knowledge and skilled application of frameworks and practice models which encourage attitudinal and behavioural changes
Ability to work therapeutically with adults experiencing complex issues from a broad range of intellectual abilities, motivational levels, health profiles and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Experience working with mandated or potentially resistant clients preferred but not essential
Experience in facilitating relevant group work
Substantial experience working with children and families
Experience in the area of child protection is preferred but not essential
Blue Card for Child Related Employment
Current Drivers Licence
Registration or eligible membership with an appropriate professional body (e.g., AASW; APS; PACFA Member Association) will be highly regarded
Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care’s vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care’s mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Selection Criteria – Please provide a short (2 page maximum) response to the following questions

What are the key issues for you when working with men who use domestic and family violence?
How does your knowledge of trauma inform your practice?
When working with men who use domestic and family violence, what are some of the key considerations in group facilitation?
What are the key principles of the “Safe and Together Model” and how does this inform your practice?

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

For more information, contact Jacqui O’Brien on jacqui.o’brien@ucareqld.com.au

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