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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

  • 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

Leadership positions available for qualified and experienced clinicians with leadership experience

 Clinical Lead (2 positions)

  • Full time (including one day on weekends)
  • Morning and afternoon clinical and shift leadership (either 6am-2pm or 1pm-8pm)
  • shared weekend leadership (one day of 9am-5pm)
  • rostered on call responsibilities

Program Lead (1 position)

  • Full time (Monday to Friday)
  • Operational focus with some clinical support
  • rostered on call responsibilities

Successful candidates must be able to commence 30 October 2017 with a two week fulltime induction process.

Applicants must address the job and person specification available on the Women’s Safety Services website.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 25 October 2017 and will be considered as soon as received.

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.

 Download Job and Person Specification Below

Specialist Trauma Counsellor

Clinical Lead

Program Lead

Application Form

Personal Details

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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

Application Files & Additional Information

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