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$35 - $39.99 per hour plus salary sacrificing 

Women's Safety Services SA Inc is employing a full time Women's Safety Contact Officer based at Mile End. This position is a 6 month full time contact to 30 June 2018 with the possibility of extension.  The Women's Safety Contact Officer is responsible to provide support to women and children experincing domestic and/or family violence. 

Key Functions of the Position Include:

  • Promote and implement quality service responses
  • Plan, develop and implement client focused interventions using a feminist framework
  • Identify and develop formal partnerships that enable referral pathways to increase the safety of women and children

Desired/ Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services, Human Services, Health Sciences and/or experience commensurate with the position.
  • Current DSCI Child Related Clearance with an expiry date of no later than September 2015.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For further information please contact Kathrine Cock on (08) 8152 9228 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicant Must:

  • Address the Job and Person Specification
  • Provide a current CV with two current referees
  • Complete the Application Declaration Form via the website.
  • Apply via the Women's Safety Services Website

Applicants who do not provide the above information will not be considered for an interview. 

Applications close 9AM Wednesday 3 January 2018.  Only applications received through the Women's Safety Services website will be considered.

WSSSA is funded under the National Affordable Housing Agreement.

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Women's Safety Contact Officer

Women’s Safety Services SA joins with 1800 RESPECT and a newly formed nationwide panel of specialist providers to deliver telephone counselling and recovery services to people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.

Exciting opportunities exist for experienced trauma practitioners to provide therapeutic trauma services, based in the Adelaide region. The multiple positions are part of a dynamic women’s domestic and family violence service that offers a range of interventions to support people experiencing domestic and family violence. The 1800 RESPECT program provides therapeutic interventions for people seeking telephone and web-based support across Australia.

Are you a qualified and experienced counsellor with a passion for trauma informed care with minimum 2 years full time equivalent experience?

Counsellor Roles (4 full time positions or part time considered):

  • Multiple roles available
  • late afternoon and overnight shifts available with 12-15% shift loading (start 2.15pm, finish 10.30pm, 11pm, 2am, 6am)
  • Some early morning shifts available (start from 6.45am, latest finish 7pm)
  • All shifts range from 5 to 7.5 hours in length
  • Must be available to work public holidays as per regular rostered hours

Applicants must address the job and person specification available on this website.  All applicants must be available for 2 weeks full time training from 22 January 2018.

Applications close on 9 am Monday 18 December 2017.

Only applicants progressed to interview stage will be contacted.

 For further information please contact Kathrine Cock on 08 8152 9228 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location:  Near Adelaide CBD.

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Specialist Trauma Counsellor



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This means a conviction, finding of guilt, on-the-spot fine for, or court order relating to:

  • an apprehended violence or protection order
  • one or more traffic offences involving speeding more than 30 kilometres over the speed limit, injury to a person or damage to property;
  • a crime or offence involving the consumption, dealing in, possession or handling of alcohol, a prohibited drug, narcotic or other prohibited substance;
  • a crime or offence involving violence against or the injury, but excluding the death of, a person; or
  • a minor crime or offence involving dishonesty,

This means a sex-related offence or a crime, including sexual assault, Child pornography or an indecent act involving a child

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Important Note

Please note that the Women’s Safety Services SA contact email is only supervised between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday, and you will not receive a response outside these times.

If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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