Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for a new permanent position of Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker – Brisbane South / Brisbane Southwest within our Sexual Assault Program commencing as soon as possible. This permanent  position is flexible with 32-38 hours / week (negotiable) and 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
  • Generous provisions for professional development, training and supervision

Position Details

The Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker position 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 Southwest Regions.  This position will ensure flexible service delivery at the Camp Hill and Richlands 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.

This position 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 Brisbane Southwest regions. The positions will work across Zig Zag’s Camp Hill and Richlands 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 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 this new permanent position will remain open until filled. 

To apply, please view the Position Description and Selection Criteria here: Sexual Assault Counselling and Support Worker – Brisbane South & Brisbane Southwest PD 2024, and 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.