Men’s Domestic & Family Violence Counsellor/Group Facilitator

Employer: UnitingCare Queensland

Region: North Queensland

Closing Date: 30 October 2019

Job Description:

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Do you have exceptional skills and knowledge in the area of Domestic and Family Violence? Yes! We are seeking a passionate and experience male for the role of Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor/Group Facilitator to join our team in Mackay on a Full Time basis.

The Role:

The role will engage with men who use violence and who are wanting to make positive life choices that prevent harm from occurring in their relationships and families. The position utilises a range of interventions including group work and individual counselling. This includes intake and assessments with male clients to determine their eligibility and suitability for the sixteen week Choosing Change group program. The role requires ongoing risk assessment for the safety of women and children in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy services.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Bachelor) in a relevant human services field, with registration or eligible membership with an appropriate professional body (e.g. AASW, APS, PACFA Member Association)
  • 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

About Us:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organization where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UnitingCare offers a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

To Apply:

So don’t hesitate!  Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare and apply now by submitting your resume and selection criteria responses (up to 2 pages).

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.