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Our Team is Growing
  • Women’s Counsellors, Caseworkers, Advocates and Educators

The Women’s Centre, a long established and expanding service for women, has received significant government funding to employ more staff. We are seeking trauma informed advocates, caseworkers, counsellors and educators to support the exponential growth in this sector. Remuneration is in accordance with the SCHCADS Award 2010. Above award conditions also apply.

For More Information
For more information about our centre visit our website www.thewomenscentre.org.au. See our resources to videos about “What is trauma-informed counselling” and “The Sexual Assault Response Team” showing the space we work in and the services we provide.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted by, and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. First Nations women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
To be considered, include an application letter, a CV and two recent supervisor references.
Please mark applications private and confidential and email to tanya@thewomenscentre.org.au.

Position Descriptions:

Women’s Wellbeing and Sexual Assault Support Specialist

Women’s Health and Community Education Counsellor

PD Level 4 Women’s Homeslessness Caseworker

PD Level 5 Women’s Homelessness Caseworker

Women’s Health Advocate_Caseworker

Women’s Health & Sexual Assault Counselling Team Leader

An exciting new opportunity to lead a team of Women’s Health and Sexual Assault Support Counsellors in a highly recognised organisation in the human services industry with a supportive team of professional women is now open for applications. North Queensland Combined Women’s Services Inc. also known as The Women’s Centre, comprises a Sexual Assault Support Service, a Specialist Homelessness Service and a Women’s Health Service that provides counselling, group therapy, support and information, for women experiencing emotional and psychological distress and trauma.  The Sexual Assault Support Service is also an integral part of the Townsville’s Sexual Assault Response Team, a collaboration with other services to provide a holistic wrap-around service to victims of sexual assault on a 24 hour basis. Suitable applicants require social science, psychology, or social work tertiary level qualifications. Skills and experience in the areas of sexual assault and domestic and family violence, counselling, mental health and advocacy is essential. It is also a requirement of this position to participate in our 24 hour on-call roster as a part of a Sexual Assault Response Team.
 

The remuneration package:

  • 15 days personal leave
  • Above award annual leave
  • Option to salary sacrifice
  • Level 6 SCHCADS Award 2010 (relative to qualifications and experience)

 

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted by, and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. First Nations women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To be considered, include an application letter addressing the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, a CV and two recent employer references. Please mark applications private and confidential and email to tanya@thewomenscentre.org.au or forward to:

The Secretary
North Queensland Combined Women’s Services
118 Charles Street
Aitkenvale QId 4814

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 24th June 2024.

Position Description:

PD Team Leader WHS and SASS

Professional Opportunities

Positions and Benefits

At the Women’s Centre, each member of our team is valued and we strive to support women to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia as applicable. Applicants must be eligible to hold a Working with Children Blue Card and meet our criminal history requirements.

Professional Opportunities

All vacant staff positions are filled according to the Employment Policy, and positions are advertised through this website, other employment websites and other appropriate media.
All staff must demonstrate a framework of practice that is grounded in feminist philosophy and accept and work towards implementation of the vision, mission 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.

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