Mensline Counsellor – Brisbane

Organisation: DVConnect

Location: Brisbane

Mensline Counsellor

We are currently seeking flexible, friendly and motivated staff to join our amazing team in either a part-time or casual capacity.
Permanent part-time and casual opportunities
Come and work with a passionate and supportive team
SCHADS Award Level 4 + shift penalties + superannuation

About the Role

As a Mensline Counsellor you will be the primary point of contact for our male callers and will be responsible for making professional risk assessments that maximise the safety of clients, partners, children and families.

You will:

Undertake assessments of the callers needs
Take all reasonable action based on your assessments to respond to caller’s needs
Provide information and referrals
Liaise with relevant service providers
Provide Crisis Counselling support

What we’re looking for

A tertiary degree (of minimum 3 years duration) in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or relevant field
Experience in the provision of professional counselling, advocacy, and related crisis work for men, preferably in the area of domestic violence
Experience in assessing indicators of whether the caller is a person who uses violence or one who is subjected to violence in his personal relationship, and demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to this assessment
Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to working from a strong gendered analysis of domestic and family violence
A clear understanding of how cultural difference can be addressed to maximize the appropriateness of any assistance provided
Knowledge and understanding of the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2012, Domestic Violence Orders and Child Protection Act 1999 (or ability to rapidly acquire)
Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks, and demonstrated attention to detail
Sound IT and typing skills
Ability to work day, evening and weekend shifts on a fortnightly roster.
All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks, including a National Police Check, Working with Children Check, referee checks and proof of eligibility to work in Australia and proof you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

Why join DVConnect

Above Award conditions including paid parental leave, additional leave provisions; improved penalty rates and more generous long service leave provisions
Family friendly workplace
Flexible work practices
EAP support and Professional Supervision provided
Competitive salary and benefits including generous salary packaging, meal and entertainment card and discount programs available
Opportunity for ongoing professional development

Interested? Apply online today!

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button now! To apply please ensure that you:

Submit your resume and cover letter
Complete all application questions
Your resume should outline your work history and details of relevant qualifications
Your cover letter should detail why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience would be a good fit
If you would like more information about the position, please email recruitment@dvconnect.org or phone Danielle (People & Culture BP) on 0432 765 802. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of applying.

DVConnect is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive culture of opportunity. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

For more information, contact Danielle (People & Culture BP) on recruitment@dvconnect.org or call Danielle on 0432 765 802.

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