West Connect Domestic Violence Services provides refuge (including crisis and transitional accommodation and support) for ALL women and children - single, older, Aboriginal, lesbian or transgender - who are suffering domestic violence or relationship abuse in the Rooty Hill area. Call (02) 4732 2318 for assistance.
Help stop violence against women - your donation to West Connect Domestic Violence Services will enable us to continue our support of emotionally, physically and verbally abused women and children in the Penrith, Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Blacktown/Rooty Hill and Hawkesbury areas.

Thank you for your interest in a career with West Connect Domestic Violence Services. Positions for which we are currently recruiting are advertised below.

(For Volunteer interest, please see the Programs & Events page.)

Please note, if you are interested in other roles, you may wish to submit your resume for future reference. In that case, please forward it along with your current contact details, to: info@wcdvs.org.au

You will be contacted if a position for which you may be eligible to apply becomes available.

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Counsellor

(Being female is a genuine requirement for these positions under Section 31 of the Anti – Discrimination Act 1977).

West Connect Domestic Violence Services is seeking an experienced Counsellor to join our team.

The current term for the position is 3 years.

The primary function of the role is to provide trauma-informed counselling on a short to medium term basis to women and children across our services. There will also be opportunities to offer group and training activities specific to domestic and family violence.

Please see the attached Job Description for a full outline of the position.

Remuneration is per SCHADS Award.

If you are looking to join a supportive workplace culture and be part of our future achievements in changing women and children lives please apply by responding to each individual selection criteria below.

Please respond to each of the job criteria.

Essential Criteria

  1. Qualifications relevant to the position
  2. Demonstrated experience in counselling including trauma counselling, group facilitation and working with individuals who are or have experienced domestic or family violence.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other services and government agencies
  6. Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft programs
  7. Ability to apply feminist values to your work with clients and colleagues
  8. Current NSW driver’s licence
  9. Membership of or the qualifications to qualify as member of Australia’s Counselling Association

Desirable Criteria

  1. Current first aid certificate

A full position description is available here: Counsellor

Please email your application addressing the above selection criteria along with a copy of your latest CV and two referees to the following email: intake2@wcdvs.org.au using the subject line:                 Counsellor Application.

The successful applicant will need to pass a working with children and a criminal history check.

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Executive Assistant

Part-time (28 hours per week over four days – negotiable)

(Being female is a genuine requirement for these positions under Section 31 of the Anti – Discrimination Act 1977).

West Connect Domestic Violence Services (WCDVS) provides a holistic response to women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence and related homelessness. Our organisation works to prevent domestic violence through education and evidence based programs and services. We utilise the principles of empowerment and self-determination to support and advocate for woman to live lives free from inequality and violence.

We are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to join our Head Office team to provide administrative support and manage various workplace projects.

The position is for 28 hours to be worked over 4 days (negotiable). Remuneration is as per the SCHADS Award. If you are looking to join a supportive workplace culture and be part of our future achievements please apply by responding to each of the selection criteria below.

Essential Criteria

  1. A commitment to ending gender-based violence against women and girls
  2. Skills and experience in managing workplace projects
  3. Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office
  4. Skills in reviewing documents, preparing briefs or presentations
  5. Outstanding relationship management and communication skills
  6. Excellent writing skills
  7. Skill or interest in learning to monitor and develop data reports
  8. Experience in the delivery of small and medium events

Desirable but not Essential

  1. Knowledge of research methods
  2. Experience using CRM and CMS platforms such as Mailchimp, WordPress, Zoho – or the interest and ability to learn
  3. Social Media skills
  4. A driver’s license

A full position description is available here: Executive Assistant .

Please email your application addressing the above selection criteria along with a copy of your latest CV and two referees to the following email: intake2@wcdvs.org.au using the subject line:      Executive Assistant application

The successful applicant will need to pass a working with children and a criminal history check.

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