Professional Opportunities

Sexual Assault Counsellor

Exciting opportunity to work with Women under new team initiative operating in Townsville, delivering a unique model of support services to women who have been sexually assaulted.

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All vacant staff positions are filled according to the Employment Policy, and positions are advertised through the Townsville Bulletin, this website, other employment websites and other appropriate media.

All staff and support workers must demonstrate a framework of practice that is grounded in feminist philosophy and accept and work towards the implementation of the philosophy and aims of the service.

Student Placement

The Women’s Centre offers students the opportunity to commence placement within the agency. Women students on placement are responsible to their Field Educator and the Women's Centre Coordinator. The Field Educator will supervise the performance and activities of the women on placement. The duties of the women on placement are decided by agreement between the student, Field Educator, and the Coordinator. The Staff Team and Coordinator will determine the number of students to undertake placement each year.

Students are welcome to contact us regarding placements. Currently, we have international and local social work students. Students who will be considered are: Community Welfare, allied health and counseling, graphic design and media students

Volunteers

Volunteers are welcome to contact us. From time to time we engage volunteers to assist us with the operation of the service.  Please register your area of interest and/ skills.

Research

The Women’s Centre engages in relevant and ethical research. Recent examples include domestic violence and disasters. Security: promoting women’s economic wellbeing following domestic violence and how women’s services are faring in the current social and political context.

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)