Blue Knot Foundation’s core mission is to support the recovery of adult survivors of childhood trauma. They offer a range of important services including the Blue Knot Helpline, Trauma Informed Case Management to support applicants applying for the National Redress Scheme, National Counselling and Referral Service supporting the Disability Royal Commission, educational workshops, professional development training, supervision, consultancy and other services.
Blue Knot Foundation is committed to enabling people affected by childhood trauma to live satisfying and meaningful lives, and to feel connected with their communities.
Benefits & Culture
This position works across two programs providing trauma-informed, person-centred, support, information and referrals to callers who are survivors of complex childhood trauma and their personal supporters. You will also support survivors of institutional sexual abuse as they engage with or apply to the National Redress Scheme.
The position involves assessing and appropriately responding to callers’ needs, maintaining caller safety and stability as a priority and responding with a trauma-informed approach promoting safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment. Additionally you will:
You have 5+ years’ experience providing counselling to survivors of complex childhood trauma and/or violence, or in mental health. Your knowledge and expertise in complex trauma, trauma dynamics and the impacts and effects of traumatic stress will see you succeed in this role.
You are responsive and flexible to work tasks, have a high level of emotional competency and are committed to upholding a recovery focused practice while working in a high demand trauma environment. You will also have:
People with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are passionate about empowering people with complex trauma, hold suitable qualifications and experience, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required quoting # 393698. Please call Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570 if you have specific questions about this opportunity.