Domestic and Family Violence Men’s Counsellor – Murgon

Organisation: Graham House Community Centre

Location: Murgon, Qld

Type of employment: Part-time or Full-time

Men’s Counsellor / Men’s Behaviour Change Program Facilitator (Male)

Graham House Community Centre

About the role
One of our funded programs is Older Wiser Stronger (OWS) which provides therapeutic individual and group services to men 18 years of age and over who have used domestic and family violence (DFV) in their intimate relationships. The main focus of the program is a group men’s behaviour change program.

The purpose of the male counsellor position is to increase safety for victims of DFV by enabling male perpetrators to change their abusive attitudes and behaviours. Comprehensive intake, risk assessment, group facilitation and individual counselling for men are the core functions of this role.

Our OWS counsellor must also be able to liaise and work collaboratively with other service providers, prepare accurate and timely reports for the funding body, Government Departments and the Board, provide information and support to men regarding court processes and Domestic Violence Orders and work collaboratively with the OWS team.

Our OWS program is based on a two-worker, one male, one female model. The hours for each worker are negotiable between 20 and 70 per fortnight.

To be considered for this position you must have:
• Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Human Services or similar Social Sciences and relevant experience
• Demonstrated skills and experience in facilitating therapeutic group programs
• Demonstrated experience and skills in working effectively with men 18 years of age and over through risk assessment, risk management and counselling
• Advanced understanding of the social, political and gendered nature of Domestic and Family Violence
• Advanced understanding of the men’s behaviour change process in relation to Domestic and Family Violence
• Knowledge of the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2012, Child Protection Act 1999 and the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017
• Well developed interpersonal, verbal, written and communication skills including proficiency in the use of IT software and equipment and the production of quality case notes / record keeping
• Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to network and liaise with a range of community, government and non-government stakeholders and organisations
• Current National Police Check
• Current Blue Card (or the ability to successfully apply for one)
• Current Drivers Licence

• Professional supervision on-site
• Access to relevant professional training
• Salary Sacrificing options
• The hours of work are negotiable. Part-time and full-time options are available
• Based in the beautiful South Burnett region, 3 hours from Brisbane. To find out more about the South Burnett go to Discover the Magic of the South Burnett: https://www.discoversouthburnett.com.au

To Apply
Please submit your current resume PLUS a two (2) page response to the following selection criteria:
1. Describe the drivers, dynamics and impacts of domestic and family violence in relation to gender, power and control, as you understand them.
2. What knowledge and skills do you consider are most important in facilitating behaviour and attitudinal change through Men’s Behaviour Change groups?
3. How does your understanding of trauma in relation to domestic and family violence inform your practice?
4. Describe your experience in risk assessment and risk management when working with men who use violence in relationships.

Apply online or email your application to admin@grahamhouse.org.au.
Enquiries: Kathryn Hunt ph. 0493 437 417 or email kathrynh@grahamhouse.org.au
Christelle Withers-Mayne ph. 0458 555 742 or email [email protected]

• This position is based in Murgon, Qld.
• This is a unique co-facilitation program position requiring male applicants only. This is a genuine qualification under Section 25 and 26 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

For more information, contact Christelle Withers-Mayne on 07 4169 8400; [email protected]

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