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A custom made painting titled "They Gather at Laurel Place"by the artist Beverly Ash Gilbert.  The image depicts in bright colours women, children and families gathering around a laurel tree under a full moon.
Group Program Coordinator

Maroochydore, Gympie, or Moreton Bay Office

Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)

Part time

$51.90 - $54.19 per hour + Super & Salary Sacrifice

Group Program Coordinator: flexibility; can be based at Maroochydore, Moreton Bay or Gympie office; regular travel will be required between offices.

  • 9 day fortnight - 68.4 hours

  • SCHADS award level 6

  • Salary Sacrifice available

  • 2 year contract

  • Applications to consist of CV, Cover Letter and Addressed Selection Criteria.  Please forward full application to;

  • Applications close 9am Monday 29th April 2024


This is a newly created position, developed to expand the range of group programs available for service users in Laurel Place’s Adult Program (ages 12 and above). This position will also focus on enhancing organisational capacity to continue to offer these programs into the future. It is anticipated that a suite of group programs will be made available for service users at various stages of their engagement with the service, and may be psychoeducational and/or therapeutic in nature, and of varying duration. All group programs will be trauma-informed, evidence-based, and contribute to healing and recovery from sexual assault. This position will also require identification, engagement and relationship development with external stakeholders.



For over 30 years Laurel Place has provided specialist therapeutic support to children, young people, adults and their non offending family members / carers and the community to address the impact and incidence of sexual violence in the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Murgon and Moreton Bay Regions. 


About the role:

  • Conduct a needs analysis of group programs based on feedback processes and identified need from staff, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Develop, plan, coordinate, facilitate and evaluate therapeutic, psychoeducation, and support groups on a range of topics aimed to support recovery from experiences of sexual violence.

  • Review and revise current group programs, as needed.

  • Provide support, training, and mentoring to other staff as needed to enhance their capacity to facilitate group programs.

  • Prepare program budgets, monitor expenditure, and report on budgets.

  • Evaluate and report on program outcomes.

  • Ensure currency of knowledge regarding best-practice principles relating to trauma-specific care, sexual assault, and group facilitation.

  • Contribute to organisation policy and procedures relating to group programs.

  • Work collaboratively with Team leaders, Practice Manager, and program staff to ensure coordinated and collaborative care for group participants.

  • Desirable: Experience facilitating DBT Group Programs.

Selection Criteria (required):

  1. Minimum of a four-year degree in social work, psychology, or counselling and experience in the field of sexual violence or similar.

  2. Demonstrated understanding of the gendered nature of sexual violence and its impact at both an individual and societal level.

  3.  Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating trauma informed, developmentally sensitive, and culturally safe group-based interventions to people who have experienced complex trauma.

  4. Well-developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of cultural and social groups, and adapt and deliver information accordingly.

  5. Demonstrated ability to provide support, training, and mentoring to other staff members.

  6. Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment and effectively manage consistent exposure to traumatic and complex information.

  If you feel you are the right person for this position and would like to be part of growing not for profit organisation that values staff, invests in your professional development and work in a supportive environment, please forward your CV, Cover Letter and addressed Selection Criteria to 


Applications close 9am Monday 29th April 2024.

Only applications who address the selection criteria will be considered.

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