Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor/Group Facilitor

Employer: UnitingCare

Region: Sunshine Coast

Closing Date: 1 May 2020

Job Description:

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We are seeking a passionate and experience Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Facilitator and Counsellor who has exceptional skills and knowledge in the area of Domestic and Family Violence to join our Sunshine Coast / Gympie team for a Permanent Part Time position.

The successful applicant must be male. This is a genuine qualification under Section 25 and 26 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. The position is 4 days a week and you will be located in Maroochydore.

The Role:

The role will include engaging men who use violence, with a strong focus on safety for women and their children, using safety, accountability and responsibility frameworks. This position includes conducting individual intake and assessments with male clients to determine their eligibility and suitability for the 16-week Men Choosing Change (MCC) group program. The role requires ongoing risk assessments for the safety of women and children in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy and Children’s Counselling services.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor) in a relevant human services field
  • Exceptional skills and knowledge in the area of Domestic and Family Violence
  • Significant knowledge and skilled application of frameworks and practice models which encourage attitudinal and behavioural changes
  • Ability to work therapeutically with adults experiencing complex issues from a broad range of intellectual abilities, motivational levels, health profiles and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with mandated or potentially resistant clients preferred but not essential
  • Experience in facilitating relevant group work
  • Substantial experience working with children and families
  • Experience in the area of child protection is preferred but not essential
  • Blue Card for Child Related Employment
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Registration or eligible membership with an appropriate professional body (e.g., AASW; APS; PACFA Member Association) will be highly regarded.


base salary + super+ salary packaging + employee benefits.

The UCC salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay. For more information please refer to or visit the AccessPay website (

Culture and Benefits

Our shared values drive the way we work- Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning. Aligned to our values, our commitment to you is:

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • Diverse work arrangements and opportunities
  • Support to undertake tertiary study
  • Corporate private health discounts
  • Competitive personal and income insurance

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.



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