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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.
Adult Counsellor 
Moreton Bay

Caboolture South, Brisbane QLD

Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)

Part time

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

Sexual Assault Counsellor - Permanent 4 days per week
Sexual Assault Counsellor (Forensic DNA Victim Support) - 4 days per week - 4 year fixed contract


Applications are sought for two Counsellors in Laurel Place’s Adult program based in Moreton Bay. This program aims to provide both in-person and telehealth intervention and support to individuals, aged 12 years and over, and their non-offending supporters across the Moreton region. The Forensic DNA Victim Support position has an additional focus of supporting victims impacted by the Commission of Inquiry into Forensic DNA.

  • 9:00am to 5:00pm 

  • SCHADS award - Level 5 + Superannuation + Salary Sacrifice 

  • Located in our Moreton Bay office 

  • Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 7th February 2024


Organisational Environment:

Laurel Place Inc. is funded by The Department of Justice and Attorney General as well as the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. Laurel place is governed by a Board drawn from the local community. The service employs just under 40 staff across four programs and four locations in Maroochydore, Gympie, Murgon as well as Moreton Bay.

The service provides a range of options to women, men, children, young people, families and the community that work towards reducing the impact and incidence of sexual violence in the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, South Burnett, and Moreton Bay Regions. Laurel Place also operates Women’s Space from the Maroochydore location which provides support to women who have experienced all forms of gendered violence.

The service also focuses on providing education, information and resources to target groups and wider community. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide a specialised, trauma-informed response to clients and non-offending supporters contacting Laurel Place following a disclosure of recent sexual assault. 

  • Complete comprehensive, trauma informed initial assessments to clients aged 12 years and over, in person, remotely (via telephone and video) and outreach including risk assessments (sexual assault, child safety, DFV and suicide).   

  • Provide support, including outreach where appropriate, to clients engaging in reporting and legal processes.  

  • Where appropriate, support clients to access relevant medical and forensic services, providing practical support as required. 

  • Provide brief intervention and support to non-offending supporters of people who have experienced sexual assault. 

  • Work collaboratively with community, sector partners, and other relevant stakeholders, including Queensland Police Service, to improve outcomes for survivors of sexual violence. 

  • Collate and report accurate collection of statistical data 

  • Participate in training, case planning/review and regular supervision. 

  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Laurel Place team to help foster and support a positive and supportive organisational culture, and achieve improved outcome for clients.  

Selection Criteria: 


  1. Minimum four-year tertiary degree in social work, psychology 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 providing trauma informed therapeutic interventions and support to survivors over the age of 12 and their non-offending family members, supporters and carers. 

  4. Demonstrated knowledge of forensic, reporting, and legal processes associated with sexual violence offences.

  5. Well-developed skills in risk assessment, case formulation, and treatment planning.

  6. Demonstrated capacity to provide sensitive and appropriate therapeutic interventions to people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal; Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and gender diverse people. 

  7. Demonstrated experience and ability to establish collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to ensure best outcomes for clients. 

  8. Highly developed inter-personal and written communication skills. 

  9. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment. 


  • Must possess (or be eligible for) a working with children check – Positive Notice Blue Card

  • Current Open Qld Driver’s Licence

  • Eligibility to work in Australia

  Please forward your CV, Cover Letter and addressed Selection Criteria to 


Applications close 5pm Wednesday 7th February 2024.

Only applications who address the selection criteria will be considered.

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