Structure

The Women's Centre has achieved incorporation as North Queensland Combined Women's Services Incorporated, and operates in accordance with the Associations Incorporated Act 1981.

Staff

The Staff Team at the Women’s Centre consists of;

  • Coordinator
  • Senior Counsellor
  • Specialist Homelessness Service Counsellors
  • Sexual Assault Service Counsellors
  • Women’s Health Counsellors
  • Reception Support Worker
  • Administrator

All counselling staff hold tertiary qualifications in Social work, Psychology, Social Sciences or Health.

Contract positions exist from time to time.

All staff are expected to actively participate in the Staff Team to work within the parameters of their job description and to contribute to the day-to-day operations of the centre.

Management

The Management Committee meets monthly and an Annual General Meeting is held usually in early October.

Responsibilities of the Management Committee;

  • Ensure that NQCWS Inc. works consistently within the framework of its philosophy, aims and objectives.
  • Administration of organisational matters, property and funds of the association within the legislation.
  • Ensure legal employment practices are adhered to.
  • Ensure that Workplace Health and Safety Standards are met.

Structure;

  • Members of the Association who are not employees and who have an understanding of, and a commitment to the values and practices of feminist frameworks are eligible for Management Committee membership
  • Members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. New members are nominated and existing members may be re-nominated at the Annual General Meeting.

Staff Training and Professional Development

The Women’s Centre prioritises training opportunities for staff who attend many workshops and conferences which enhance their professional development.

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753

Lifeline

131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)