Children's Counsellor - Domestic and Family Violence

Southwest Queensland
Job Description: 

YFS is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of services to the people of Logan and surrounds.  We cater to people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or want to improve their circumstance.  YFS also champions social enterprise, with four of varying size and purpose.

Children’s Counsellor – Domestic and Family Violence Service

$67,367 - $71,260 depending on experience

Full time

An exciting opportunity exists for a Children’s Counsellor to join YFS’ Domestic and Family Violence Service (servicing Beaudesert and surrounding areas).  The service provides counselling, court support and home safety upgrades for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and specialised counselling for children impacted by domestic violence.

The Children’s Counsellor will work within a case management framework and will prioritise safety through risk assessment, safety planning and risk management. 

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated knowledge of the damaging effects of domestic and family violence on children and be confident, competent and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Most of all you will have a deep passion for working with children to build their self-esteem, understand their feelings and learn new ways to express them, improve parental and sibling relationships and develop strategies to improve their safety.

Attractive salary sacrificing includes a tax free salary component which means more in your take home pay. You will also benefit from training and on-going professional development, a supportive working environment and a monthly accrued day off for full-time employees.

Applicants are initially required to submit a resume and a one page covering letter expressing interest in the position and alignment with the position description’s qualifications.

Position Description and application information is available via


Closing date:  Monday, 23 October 2017

Interviews scheduled for Friday, 27 October 2017

376 Kingston Road
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Closing Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017