Organisation Name Blue Knot Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2019-11-05
Job Type Part-time
Job Number 230895
  • Support people affected by complex trauma
  • Counselling, support and referral via telephone, online chat, email and VC
  • North Sydney, part time position available


The Organisation
Blue Knot Foundation (BKF) is the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, empowering recovery and building resilience for adults impacted by complex trauma.

The Role
This position offers trauma-informed, person-centred, disability and culturally aware counselling, support, information and referrals to callers from around Australia. 
The work involves understanding and responding to callers’ needs with an ability to connect with people with a range of disabilities, ages and backgrounds.  You will deliver information on a range of issues and provide warm referrals and links to on-going supports.  Additionally you will:
  • Provide counselling and support to people making contact through diverse access modes
  • Adhere to best practice clinical protocols in working with complex trauma and disability
  • Promote safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment
  • Work cooperatively with a creative and agile team
  • Attend to self-care by attending professional development and regular supervision

Skills Required
You have a background providing counselling to survivors of complex trauma and/or violence, people with disabilities, and/or in mental health.  You are flexible, can work in a fast paced, pressured environment with fluctuating demands, and meet the unique demands arising from the callers’ needs.  Additionally you have:
  • Current membership or eligibility to a relevant professional body
  • Qualifications in counselling, social work or psychology
  • A person-centred approach to working with people
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team with a high degree of professionalism
  • Experience working with the dynamics and impacts of trauma
  • An understanding in referring to a range of counselling and support services
  • Skill in risk assessment and management and crisis intervention
  • An ability to quickly develop working relationships and to engage effectively
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights
  • Availability and willingness to work part time shifts on a 3-day roster, with fixed week day shifts and rotating weekend shifts
People with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have the qualifications, expertise and experience to provide support to people with a disability affected by trauma, and a passion for social justice and human rights. Please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter.  There is no application close date and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.  Alternatively please call Amelia Da Mota on 02 8243-0570 for an initial discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.