Trauma Specialist Counsellor
Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia
The Counsellor Trauma Specialist will provide a service that is client-centred, non-judgemental, feminist, supportive and responsive.
The Counsellor Trauma Specialist’s core role will be to provide telephone and online counselling, advocate for clients, develop interagency clinical care networks and other supports to people affected by violence and to their supporters.
Additional activities of this role may include:
- Face to face trauma counselling;
- Behaviour change counselling;
- Consultancy counselling;
- Delivering external specialised training and professional development education to adults in a range of clinical, legal, corrections and welfare workplaces including universities, not-for-profit organisations, government bodies, and corporate clients.
This position of trust demands the highest levels of professionalism, ethical behaviour and an awareness of multiple factors which will influence individual client’s responses to both the trauma and the counselling provided.
All Counsellor Trauma Specialists are Mandatory Reporters and are compelled by legislation to identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm.