Employment Opportunities


Laurel House provides a range of trauma-informed, evidence based, therapeutic services to the victim-survivors of sexual assault. Our organisation is experiencing significant organisational growth, with recent changes including a refreshed Board of Management, new CEO and senior clinical team, and an enhanced clinical structure.

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We are seeking a experienced and committed counselling professionals to become valued members of the Laurel House sexual assault counselling team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counselling, or equivalent, from a recognised tertiary institution. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts and dynamics of sexual assault and experience in trauma-informed counselling.
  • Experience working with and counselling adults, young people and children who have been impacted by sexual assault and violence.
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis intervention. This would include a demonstrated ability to effectively intervene, prioritise and manage crisis situations.
  • Ability to quickly acquire a working knowledge of Tasmanian legislation and policies pertaining to sexual assault, child protection and family violence.

Our counsellors provide specialist clinical, support and advocacy services to victim-survivors of sexual assault and their non-offending family members and support people. They may also participate in outreach services and educational program delivery.

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To apply for the position of Sexual Assault Support Counsellor, you will need to submit:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A short statement – addressing each of the selection criteria, no more than four pages in total;
  3. Your current Curriculum Vitae or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees who have a thorough knowledge of your work performance. These will be contacted only following your expressed permission.

Applications must be submitted by email to admin@laurelhouse.org.au, using the subject line: Sexual Assault Counsellor application.

All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


COB Wednesday 15th September 2021.


Contact Team Manager – Lucy Anderson, at Laurel House on 03 6334 2740 or lucy.anderson@laurelhouse.org.au