Clinical Supervisor

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Job posted on: 12 January, 2018.
Applications close: 22 January, 2018.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides 24/7 telephone counselling services for anyone in Australia whose life has been impacted by sexual assault, family or domestic violence.  Face to face counselling services are also delivered from NSW Women’s Health Centre’s. The organisation has a well respected training unit and undertakes research to support its evidence based practice.

Turn your passion about the right to live a life free of violence into a career with Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.

About the Role

The Clinical Supervisor will guide a team of counsellors to produce excellent quality counselling services to clients. This includes provision of high quality clinical supervision, vicarious trauma management, quality assurance and professional development for counsellors. 

The Clinical Supervisor will develop and maintain an awareness of the current levels of expertise and knowledge held by counsellors within the organisation, and will use this knowledge to ensure that counsellors receive quality support. The Clinical Supervisor will hold responsibility for ensuring the timely development, review and implementation of clients’ therapeutic plans and engaging with client consent in clinical care plans with other providers.

The Clinical Supervisor will utilise leadership qualities to facilitate team meetings among the counselling staff and will work with the Director, Counselling Services to develop and review counselling services policies and practices.

Skills and Experience 

A minimum four year Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or equivalent is required. These qualifications will be complemented by a minimum of five years counselling experience and a detailed understanding of the causes and consequences of sexual, domestic and family violence. 

The Clinical Supervisor will have experience in quality improvement, reflective practices and policy development, alongside knowledge of and experience in clinical supervision models and practice. The Clinical Supervisor will be an effective leader who will use her skills to develop to foster counselling team working relationships that focus on quality outcomes for clients and a productive work environment for counsellors. 

This experience and approach will be accompanied by practical skills in needs analysis/skills audits and statistical analysis regarding counselling service outcomes. 

Ideally, the Clinical Supervisor will have experience managing a team of professionals from social work, psychology or counselling profession. 

Salary and Benefits

R&DVSA believes that quality work deserves quality pay and as such we provide above award wages and conditions to our employees:

  • $129,097.46 pa including superannuation, plus tax benefit from salary sacrifice package of $15,899. Plus award penalty and on call allowance apply.
  • Flexible start and finish times.
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • An innovative award winning vicarious trauma management plan 

The Clinical Supervisor will be supported with ongoing professional development vicarious trauma management programs. The Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia health and well-being program supports all employees through education, risk management and individual support.


The position is full time totalling 76 hours per fortnight. Clinical Supervisors work day and afternoon shift Monday to Friday i.e. 8am to 4pm and 12 noon to 8pm. A set roster is established for each Supervisor. Supervisors also accept the 24/7 ‘on call’ supervisor role one week in every four to five weeks. Allowances and disturbance fees are payable for this work.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please view the full position description and selection criteria via the careers page of our website and email a copy of your resume and completed Selection Criteria Form to, using the subject line: Clinical Supervisor application via EthicalJobs.

Applications are due by 9am, Monday 22 January 2017, Australian Eastern Daylight Time.   

We will acknowledge all complete applications received. Please note that the Selection Criteria Form is an important part of the selection process, and applications that do not attach this document cannot be accepted and will not be acknowledged.            

R&DVSA holds an exemption under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and only employs female workers.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia. Face to face interviews for the Clinical Supervisor will be held in Sydney the week commencing 22nd December 2017. Those successful in gaining a face to face interview will be advised by Thursday 25th January 2017. Others will be advised at the end of the recruitment process.


Commencement for the Clinical Supervisor is Monday 26th February 2018.


Please either call 02 8585 0333 or email enquiries to

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