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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.
Moreton Bay Youth Sexual Violence Counsellor 

Caboolture South, Brisbane QLD

Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)

Part time

$51.90 - $54.19 per hour

Applications are sought for the position of Youth Sexual Violence Counsellor. The position will be based 4 days per week in our Morayfield Office and will require travel within the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast areas. 

  • Applications close: Monday 27th November 2023

  • SCHADS award Level 6 + Super + salary sacrifice available   

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. 

The Role:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide therapeutic intervention including comprehensive risk assessments to young people (10 to 17 years) who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours. The program works towards a multi-systemic framework and provides intervention and support to the young person’s family and primary support people.  This position is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney General and sits within a new program under the Youth Sexual Violence Initiative.

The focus of the Youth Sexual Violence program is on providing effective intervention to young people engaging in harmful sexual behaviour and strengthening family functioning to prevent further harm. The program also aims to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships, referral pathways and building capacity with existing key agencies working with young people at risk and their families. 

Selection Criteria:


  1. Minimum of a four year degree in social work or psychology and five years’ experience working with young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours or other high risk behaviours.

  2. Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of youth sexual violence and the factors contributing to engagement in harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people.

  3. Demonstrated experience providing trauma informed, developmentally sensitive and culturally safe interventions to children, young people and their non-offending family members, supporters and carers.

  4. Well-developed skills in assessment, development of safety plans, case planning and intervention relevant to young people who engage in harmful sexual behaviours.

  5. Demonstrated ability in group facilitation including working with family members and supporters.

  6. Proven ability in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders including government and non-government organisations.

  7. Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment.


Please forward your completed application (CV, Cover Letter and Addressed Selection Criteriato:  

Applications close Monday 27th November 2023

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