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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.
Women's Wellbeing Program Worker

Maroochydore Office

Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)

Part time

$47.50–$49.65 per hour + Super & Salary Sacrifice

Women's Wellbeing Program Worker

30.4hrs per week (4 days) - 2 year contract  

$47.50 - $49.65 per hour + Salary Sacrifice + Superannuation + Generous PD budget

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 15th May 2024


Please address the selection criteria below and submit with your CV and Cover Letter to


Applications are sought for the position of a Women’s Wellbeing Program worker on a part time basis. The position is a two (2) year contract with possibility of ongoing subject to funding, this role is 30.4 hours per week worked over 4 days based at our Maroochydore office.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a range of trauma informed services including community engagement, group work, counselling and advocacy for women and young women who have experienced gender-based violence.   The program operates within an empowerment model and is aimed at assisting women to achieve their goals for social and economic independence and to achieve a greater sense of well-being following their experience of gender based violence..


About the role

  • Provide trauma informed services including counselling and advocacy, group work and community education to survivors of gender-based violence. 

  • Conduct initial assessments, provide information, referral, and support women both in a face to face setting, and remote (telephone, videoconference) when required. 

  • Carry out risk assessments and safety planning within a women’s wellbeing context. (Please note – the Women’s Space is not a crisis domestic violence service). 

  • Provide case management, advocacy, psycho-education and resource coordination for women and young women to achieve their goals. 

  • Develop and deliver a range of group programs including therapeutic groups, peer support groups, psycho-education sessions and collaborative workshops. 

  • Identify and work with key stakeholders within the community, attend stakeholder and inter-agency network meetings to ensure best practice and outcomes for clients accessing the Women’s Space. 

  •  Ensure the maintenance of client confidentiality including confidential records;

  • Participate in training, case planning and supervision sessions for service staff; and,

  • To perform work in accordance with the vision statement, mission, and values of Laurel Place Inc. including Standards of Practice and Policies and Procedures.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Minimum of a four-year tertiary degree in social work, psychology, counselling or similar. Experience working in the domestic and family violence field, highly desirable. 

  2. Demonstrated understanding of the issues pertaining to young women and women affected by gender-based violence. 

  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working within a trauma informed and recovery orientated framework.  

  4. Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention experience working with young women and women, who have experienced gender-based violence including awareness of referral pathways. 

  5. Well-developed skills in group work, community engagement and advocacy; developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the community. 

  6. Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and respond to the needs of people from diverse backgrounds including; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and those women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds; Women who have a disability.

  7. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, in particular well-developed skills in relating and responding to clients and others contacting the service. 

  8. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment.

  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 5pm Wednesday 15th May 2024.

Only applications who address the selection criteria will be considered.

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