Redress Counsellor (North West Tasmania)

Redress Counsellor (North West Tasmania) – Position Description



Job Description:                        Redress Counsellor


Position reports to:                   Senior Practitioner


Hours per fortnight:                  45.6 (0.5 FTE)


Award:                                        Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010


Salary:                                         Level 6.1


Location:                                    North West Tasmania (office location TBD)



SASS is a community-based support, counselling and education service for victims of sexual abuse, their families and other professionals. It operates in the Southern region of Tasmania. SASS is funded by the Tasmanian Department of Communities (DCT) and by the Australian Department of Social Services (DSS).





The Redress Scheme Counsellor is responsible for:


  • Providing case management services to survivors seeking information on or to engage with the National Redress Scheme.
  • Providing practical support to clients including providing information about the Scheme and assisting clients to complete the Scheme’s application, as well as supporting people to access other appropriate services such as legal and financial counselling or other community services
  • Providing individual counselling and support services to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and other professionals involved in their support.
  • Effectively and autonomously managing a case load of clients.
  • Promoting the Redress Scheme and SASS’ services to and building relationships with the community and local service providers.
  • Co-ordinating cross-agency responses to the needs of survivors of institutional child sexual assault including advocacy and crisis support.
  • Participating with other SASS workers in providing a professional, flexible and responsive team environment.
  • Undertaking case debrief, professional development activities and supervision.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of SASS policies and programs within a continuous quality improvement framework.


For more information, please download the position description and selection criteria below, or contact @email.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 14th April 2019.