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An opportunity to work within an established not-for-profit community organisation delivering high quality counselling services to women affected by domestic and family violence.

  • Provide individual counselling to women affected by DFV;
  • Part time, three days per week. Days are flexible, by negotiation;
  • Be part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team;
  • Increased take home pay due to salary sacrifice benefits.


Applications Close December 19, 2021
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Job Category Psychology & Counselling
Job Field Women
Employment Basis Part Time, Contract
Location Eastern Suburbs

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  • Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling or demonstrated equivalent experience and eligibility for membership to relevant professional body.

Essential Criteria

  • Understanding of foundational concepts, frameworks and principles relevant to DFV including: human rights, feminist/gendered analyses, social justice, intersectionality and trauma informed practice;
  • Ability to articulate counselling practice methodology in the context of DFV counselling as well as understanding and willingness to perform the casework and advocacy tasks associated with DFV counselling;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the causes and impacts of DFV;
  • Knowledge of appropriate standards for practicing in DFV space;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the services and systems that impact women’s recovery from DFV;
  • Minimum of two years’ DFV counselling/case work experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated ability working with women from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • In depth understanding of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and child protection mandatory reporting requirements;
  • Willingness to participate in clinical supervision and our Vicarious Trauma Wellbeing program;
  • Willingness to participate in team building, professional development and training activities.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in and willingness to run group work programs;
  • Interest in participating in sectoral advocacy activities;
  • Experience using CIMS data management program;
  • Experience in community development work.

Other Information

Award Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHCADS) Award 2010, Level 5.

How to Apply

Please forward your résumé, along with a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, to the Family Support Services Coordinator at

Due to the nature of this role, applicants for this position must be women.  This is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

For further information, contact the Bondi Beach Cottage Family Support Services Coordinator on 9365 1607.

Bondi Beach Cottage

Bondi Beach Cottage (BBC) is a community organisation in Bondi established over 40 years ago.  We are a local service that improves the social and personal welfare of individuals and families by providing quality family services, particularly to vulnerable community members.

Our services include an occasional childcare centre, licenced for up to 20 children a day, and a family support service with a focus on domestic and family violence counselling. While both the childcare and family support service can operate as separate services, wherever we can we provide a holistic service offering to improve outcomes for families.

Phone number 0293651607
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