Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for two new positions of Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker – Brisbane South / Brisbane North within our Sexual Assault Program commencing as soon as possible. These contract positions are flexible with 32-38 hours / week (negotiable) and are remunerated at a SCHCaDS Award Level 5 with salary sacrifice available.

Employee Benefits

Zig Zag is a highly regarded organisation that is committed to a safe and supportive work culture that promotes best practice. Zig Zag offers employees above Award employment conditions that include:

  • Flexible work arrangements to support work / life balance
  • Additional 2 weeks annual leave to support worker health and wellbeing
  • Additional personal / carer’s leave to support working women
  • Additional long service leave with early access
  • Generous provisions for professional development, training and supervision

Position Details

The Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker positions will work collaboratively to deliver high-quality, ethical, responsive, specialist sexual assault counselling and support services to young women and gender diverse survivors of sexual violence who are residing in the Brisbane South and Brisbane North Regions.  These two positions will ensure flexible service delivery at the Camp Hill and Nundah service sites and will include counselling, planned support (case management) and support coordination, practical support and advocacy, information provision and warm referral; and some mobile outreach services to maximise young people’s access to support.

These positions will also support the development and facilitation of sexual assault support groups, community education, and early intervention and prevention activities to address issues relating to sexual violence within the Brisbane South and Brisbane North regions. The positions will work across Zig Zag’s Nundah and Camp Hill service sites.

Zig Zag employs women only (EEO exempt). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. It is a requirement under Zig Zag’s organisational policy to be COVID19 vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) however exemptions to this policy may apply. 

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor degree qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology, Behavioural Science, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working therapeutically with women or young people who have experienced violence.
  • A clearly defined practice framework that incorporates intersectional feminist and social justice perspectives.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license.
  • Possession of a current Working with Children Blue Card.

Applications for these two new positions will close at 9am Monday 20 May 2024. View the Position Description and Selection Criteria here: Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker – Brisbane South & Brisbane North PD 2024 and view the Recruitment Process Information here: Recruitment Process Information 2024. Please note in advance: if you do not follow the directions provided in the recruitment process information you will not be considered for the position.  For more information about the position please contact Stephanie (CEO, Zig Zag) by email stephanie@zigzag.org.au.