Family Violence Counsellor - Children and Young Person's Program (515202)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - Tasmanian Health Services
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Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement, Allied Health Professional, Level 1-2


$69,117 to $104,493 per annum

Employment type:

Part Time


North West


Family Violence Service NW

Job description:

Provide specialist services to children and young people affected by family violence in accordance with best practice principles.

The role:

  • Assist children and young people to recover from their experience of family violence trauma through the delivery of evidence based and family violence trauma informed therapeutic counselling and support. This will include a range of developmental and age-appropriate techniques and tools within a counselling/therapeutic setting.
  • Contribute to and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of group programs.
  • Provide information and support, referral and advice to clients and other service providers.
  • Assess and monitor the ongoing needs of the children and young people who access the service in relation to safety and stability in the context of family violence.
  • Identify, develop, provide or purchase the services required to meet the needs of children and families. Provide support and input to the child's care team parent/carers and other professionals where necessary.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 60.8 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


Burnie, Devonport & North West Tasmania

Salary: $69,117 to $104,493 per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

  • Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement No. 2 of 2022
  • You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of an approved allied health professional tertiary qualification/program of study and registered with the relevant National Board or in the case of self-regulated allied health professions with either full membership or eligible for membership with the relevant professional association
  • Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the "Apply" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For more information 

Jessica Egginton 

Team Leader - Child ren and Young Persons Program 
Phone: (03) 6477 7595

Important information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.


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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.