Sexual Assault Counsellor

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Sexual Assault Counsellor

Job Description

Where you will be working

Young District Hospital provides emergency, medical, surgical, and maternity services.  Of the 37 beds, there are 6 surgery beds and five bassinets. Mercy Care Young adjoins the facility and provides a 26 bed sub-acute rehabilitation and palliative care service. A full range of community health services including community nursing, allied health and mental health services are also delivered by the local team and provide outreach to surrounding communities.

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About the role

Our Sexual Assault Counsellors at MLHD provide specialist clinical, supportive and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault (children, adolescents and adults) and their non- offending family members throughout assessment, counselling and legal proceedings. This role is also critical in the provision of a prevention service within the community of Young through consultation, training and in-services, community education, research and health promotion activities.

We are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Degree in counselling, social work or psychology, or equivalent, from a recognised tertiary institution.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts and dynamics of sexual assault and successful experience in trauma informed counselling.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in crisis intervention. This would include a demonstrated ability to effectively intervene, prioritise and manage crisis situations.

  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional development, having sound knowledge of NSW Policies pertaining to Sexual Assault, Child Protection and Domestic Violence.

    What can we offer you?

  • An interesting, challenging, yet supported role
  • Access to a fitness passport – with subsidised gym and pool memberships
  • Competitive salary and packaging provisions

Learn More

For more information please contact Katie Lynch, Acting SAS Coordinator, MLHD Sexual Assault Service:

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