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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, part time or casual positions 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.   

Applications close on 5.00 P.M. on Tuesday the 22nd January 2019.

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 Jodie Sloan Trauma Specialist Manager on 08 8152 9264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jody Koerner People and Culture Advisor on 8152 9268.

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


 Download Job and Person Specification Below




Job Application Form


Women’s Safety Services SA requires that all applicants complete a declaration before their application can be further processed. Failure to complete the whole document or failure to fully disclose all requested information may result in your application being rejected. If information disclosed by you in this form is found to be inaccurate, then your application may be rejected. If you obtain a position with WSSSA in part on the strength of this application and information is found to be inaccurate, then you may face disciplinary action up to and including termination of your position. This declaration will need to be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before being submitted as part of your application.


Download Statutory Declaration Form

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

Application Files and Additional Information

Please attach your cover letter, resume, your completed declaration and a document addressing the selection criteria. All declarations must be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before submitting. Maximum file size 2MB. Allowed formats DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, PNG.

You cannot complete your application if any of these documents are missing.

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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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