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Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre (LWCHC) are excited to announce we are looking for a female* practitioner who can fill the role of Generalist Counsellor and Women Partners of Men Who Have Sex with Men Counsellor two days a week on a 12-month contract with possible extension depending on funding.

LWCHC provide assessments, referral pathways and counselling support for women from diverse age groups, cultural backgrounds, and women who experience social and financial disadvantage. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of women experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic and family violence (DFV), grief and loss and many other issues women face today.

LWCHC also provide counselling and facilitate support groups for the Women Partners of Men who Have Sex with Men Service. This is an NSW Health funded service providing counselling support, which also involves increasing client’s awareness of STI’s including HIV, and strategies for safe sex.

LWCHC are looking for a counsellor who can support clients in both services part time on Mondays and Fridays only.


Applications CloseApril 18, 2024
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Job CategoryPsychology & Counselling
Job FieldWomen
Employment BasisContract, Part Time
LocationInner West Sydney

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  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in either Counselling, Psychology or Social Work.
  • Registration or eligible for registration with relevant professional body (ACA, PACFA, APHRA, AASW).

Essential Criteria

  • At least 5 years’ experience ideally working with women who have experienced DFV, depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, sexual assault, trauma.
  • A trauma informed, DFV informed strengths-based approach to working with clients.
  • A calm, professional and compassionate approach when engaging with clients and team members.
  • Experience facilitating therapeutic well-being groups and psychoeducation groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with diverse ages and cultures.
  • Knowledge of sexuality and identity issues.
  • Knowledge of STI’s including HIV.
  • Capacity to reflect on your own work and actively participate in supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.

Other Information

Benefit of joining us:

  • Access to salary packaging.
  • Social and Community Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award, Level 5 Pay Point 1, $47.50 per hour.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be required to provide a current clearance of an NSW Working with Children and Police Check.

LWCHC holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers for counselling positions.

*Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Employment is subject to a national police check. LWCHC is committed to EEO and Anti-Discrimination Principles.

How to Apply

Please send us your CV and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria to by close of business on Thursday 18 April 2024.

Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre

Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre (LWCHC) provides health care, counselling and health education to women and girls living in Sydney’s inner west, inner city and southwestern suburbs.

Many of our services are funded through Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health and focus on women who are currently experiencing disadvantage; however some services are accessible to a wider range of women.

ContactSes Salmond
Phone number 02 9560 3011
Email address