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Women’s Safety Services SA 1800 RESPECT Trauma Specialists

Are you a qualified and experienced counsellor with a passion for trauma informed care with minimum 3 years full time equivalent experience?

Exciting opportunities exist for experienced trauma practitioners to provide therapeutic trauma services, based just outside the Adelaide CBD. The multiple positions are part of a dynamic women’s domestic and family violence service that offers a range of interventions to support people experiencing domestic and family violence. The 1800 RESPECT program provides therapeutic interventions for people seeking telephone and web-based support across Australia.


Counsellor Roles (full time positions or part time considered):

  • Multiple roles available
  • Must commit to participating in a roster system that provides 24/7/national coverage
  • Predominately late afternoon and overnight shifts available with 12-15% shift loading (start 2.45pm, 5.15pm 9.00pm finish, 11pm, 2am, 7am)
  • Must commit to participate in rotational shift arrangements as required
  • Limited morning shifts available (earliest start from 6.15am)
  • Shifts range from 5 to 7.5 hours in length and 10 hours for overnight shift
  • Must be available to work public holidays and weekends as per regular rostered hours

Applicants must address the job and person specification available on this website and applications must be submitted through this website.    All applicants must be available for 2 weeks full time training (5 days per week) at a date to be advised.

Applications close on 9AM on Monday the 28th May 2018.

Applications will be processed and considered upon receipt of delivery. 

Only applicants progressed to interview stage will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.

 For further information please contact Kimberley Wanganeen on 08 8152 9264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Specialist Trauma Counsellor



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This means a conviction, finding of guilt, on-the-spot fine for, or court order relating to:

  • an apprehended violence or protection order
  • one or more traffic offences involving speeding more than 30 kilometres over the speed limit, injury to a person or damage to property;
  • a crime or offence involving the consumption, dealing in, possession or handling of alcohol, a prohibited drug, narcotic or other prohibited substance;
  • a crime or offence involving violence against or the injury, but excluding the death of, a person; or
  • a minor crime or offence involving dishonesty,

This means a sex-related offence or a crime, including sexual assault, Child pornography or an indecent act involving a child

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Important Note

Please note that the Women’s Safety Services SA contact email is only supervised between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday, and you will not receive a response outside these times.

If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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