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Sexual Assault Counsellor - Social Worker/Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist - Moree

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 05-Sep-2018
  • : Moree NSW 2400

Sexual Assault Counsellor - Social Worker/Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist

Moree, NSW


Applicants must be female. This is a genuine qualification under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.


  • Change lives for the better
  • Challenging, rewarding and diverse
  • Join a supportive, small team in a community environment


You would be described as a motivated, organised and resilient health professional who understands the complex impact child abuse can have on victims, families, carers and the community. Your extensive knowledge, skills and experience in providing crisis and therapeutic responses to victims of sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect of children, with a minimum of five years of relevant clinical experience and hold tertiary qualifications in social work or psychology. 


In this role you will utilise your strong communication skills as you provide counselling and intervention to children, adolescents and adults. This position requires a health professional who is ready to provide leadership and a timely response to reports of child abuse in our region.


The Sexual Assault Counsellor provides specialist counselling, support, education, information and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and their non-offending family members. Strategies for sexual assault are aimed at increasing professional and community awareness and reducing the incidence in the community. In the provision of services to children, young people and adults of both genders who have experienced sexual assault you have the ability to make an impact on their life.


Your success in this role will incorporate your prior exposure, knowledge and understanding of child policy surrounding sexual assault and child development.  Your prior experience providing culturally appropriate and competent services and programs. You have exceptional work ethic, time management skills and the ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.


You will join a supportive, small team in community health providing counselling, support and information across the Mehi cluster. In working closely with community and government agencies this position will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference to those who have experienced sexual assault.


Moree, in north-western NSW, is the most productive agricultural area in Australia. The combination of the rich black soil and the Mediterranean style climate make it is an ideal place to base yourself with both relaxation and adventure taken care of. The famous artesian spas are naturally heated to 41 degrees Celsius and a huge drawcard for locals and tourists alike. You will have access to all modern conveniences, affordable housing, a myriad of services including daily flights to Sydney. Education is also accommodated for with two preschool, four primary schools and three high school options.


The community health team at Moree is a dynamic health workforce who ban together to improve the health of the community and initiate new programs to meet the needs of their clients. Come and share the passion!   



This is a Level 3 position. However, if there are no appropriate Level 3 applicants, applications from Level 1 and 2 will be considered. The selection criteria reflects the requirements for a Level 3 applicant. Responses from Level 1 or 2 applicants need to demonstrate their level of competence with regard to the same criteria and their ability to work towards Level 3. The expected performance of the incumbent will be commensurate with his/her years of experience and current level at commencement of appointment. The incumbent will work towards meeting the criteria for Level 3.

What you'll be doing

Provide specialist counselling, support and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and their non-offending family members and outreach communities, to ensure optimal health outcomes for patients of the service.


An eligibility list will be created for future similar vacancies, both permanent and temporary.


Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy


Selection Criteria

Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.

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