Careers

Working at Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) offers flexibility, professional development and the opportunity to be a part of a unique organisation in Victoria. Benefits of working at RTSSV include generous NFP salary packaging options.

To apply, please include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description of the vacancy you are applying for. This document will assist the hiring manager in establishing whether you have the relevant skills and experience to be successful in the role. In addressing the selection criteria, please provide information about your work history, qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience which is directly related to each selection criterion.

Selections to positions within RTSSV are based on values of appointment on merit and the provision of equal employment opportunity.


CURRENT VACANCIES

Manager of Counselling and Support Services

About us

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road and transportation users. We provide counselling and support to people affected by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.

In working to deliver our purpose, we provide free, professional face-to-face and telephone counselling services across Victoria to people who have been affected directly or indirectly by a transport incident including; bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers, first-on-scene, emergency service personnel and friends.

Through the active engagement of people who have personal experience in the effects of crashes on theirs and others lives, we can offer several support options, including peer support activity groups.

Also, we deliver a range of education programs addressing the behaviours and attitudes of drivers to reduce the incidence of crashes, injuries and fatalities and the associated trauma and grief.

About the role

We are currently seeking a manager for our counselling and support services. This pivotal role provides the opportunity for a manager to lead a dynamic team of dedicated and experienced trauma and grief counsellors, to work with the leadership team to identify new program initiatives and, offer a service that genuinely makes a difference.

As part of the executive management team, reporting to the CEO, you will have the opportunity to shape the organisation’s future.

Specific responsibilities include leading and managing all aspects of RTSSV’s counselling and support services including; providing regular clinical supervision to the counsellors, participate in the day-to-day management of referrals, intakes and caseloads and the development and delivery of appropriate, accessible and best practice programs and to implement program evaluations to ensure that our programs are effective.

About you

We are seeking an experienced professional, who is passionate about leading a client -centred practice and has a can-do attitude. You will need to have a thorough understanding of trauma and grief, as well as experience managing and supervising counsellors. We are looking for a person who can work autonomously while still playing an active part in both the counselling and executive management team.

You will bring experience and confidence to your leadership role, and have a demonstrated record of leading, motivating and delivering positive outcomes within the team that you have managed.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Bernadette Nugent, CEO, at RTSSV on 03 8877 6900 or email bernadette.nugent@rtssv.org.au.

Manager of Counselling and Support Services Position Description

Applications close 5.00 pm Friday 14 June 2019.


Road Trauma Awareness Seminar Coordinator

We are looking for a program coordinator for our Road Trauma Awareness Seminars (RTAS)

This is a busy role, but a rewarding one and you will be responsible for communicating with facilitators, volunteer speakers, participants, venue staff and referring agencies/departments

In this role, you will need to combine a strong attention to detail with an ability to multi-task and work under pressure. A reliable problem-solver with strong program management skills is desired.

About the role

The primary function of this position is to ensure that the program is successful and productive. The part supports staff to carry out the program’s activities and to evaluate the success of the program, the coordinator will observe program activities, collects data and create reports of all findings

The RTAS coordinator must have some necessary management skills. Among these are leadership skills to motivate and lead the group facilitators and Volunteers and financial skills to create and manage budgets and track financial outcomes. Interpersonal skills are necessary to work with different people within the agency, community members and the population served. Time management is required to coordinate multiple activities and details. Writing skills are necessary to create reports and other documents about the program

The RTAS program has been around since 2004 and has an outstanding reputation amongst its referrers and those who attend as well as our many volunteers who share their personal road trauma experiences to assist in changing what we see happening on our roads and for no-one else to go through what they have.

There are currently 31 venues delivering sessions across the state with around 100 volunteer speakers (both personal impact and emergency service) and 20 group facilitators.

We need someone who is a strategic thinker who can oversee a program from end-to-end and able to communicate with a varied group of people across the state of Victoria.

This position is located at the Blackburn office and will require some out of hours work due to a casual staff base. A flexible work arrangement is encouraged, and job share will be considered. Currently, this position is 35 hours per week and is 9am-4: 30 pm Monday to Friday.

Applications

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework, have a recent CV and have sent their application to Chris Harrison by 5.00pm Friday 21 June 2019 to chris.harrison@rtssv.org.au

If you have further questions, please call Chris on 03 8877 6909.

RTAS Coordinator Position Description


Counsellor

About us

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road and transportation users. We provide counselling and support to people affected by transport-related trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.

In working to deliver our purpose, we provide free, professional face-to-face and telephone counselling services across Victoria to people who have been affected directly or indirectly by a transport incident including; bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers, first-on-scene, emergency service personnel and friends.

Through the active engagement of people who have personal experience in the effects of crashes on theirs and others lives, we can offer several support options, including peer support activity groups.

Also, we deliver a range of education programs addressing the behaviours and attitudes of drivers to reduce the incidence of crashes, injuries and fatalities and the associated trauma and grief.

About the role

We are currently seeking a counsellor to join our team. This role provides the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team of dedicated and experienced trauma and grief counsellors, who offer both short and long term support and counselling, in a state-wide service that genuinely makes a difference.

Specific responsibilities include intake and triage of referrals, providing information and support to clients as well as offer both short and long term counselling. The role requires that you work with the counselling team to ensure that that our services and programs are accessible and useful.

About you

We are seeking an experienced counsellor, who is passionate about offering a genuine client-centred practice. You will need to be able to work independently while still playing an active role in the counselling team. You will have had a minimum of three year’s direct experience of working with people who have suffered a traumatic incident and worked extensively with bereaved clients.

The role requires that you have a sound theoretical understanding of the impact of trauma and traumatic grief and the ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with clients.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Bernadette Nugent, CEO, at RTSSV on 03 8877 6900 or email bernadette.nugent@rtssv.org.au to obtain a position description. Applications close 5.00 pm Friday 21 June 2019.

Counsellor Position Description


Regional Coordinator/Group Facilitator/Counsellor – Geelong region

About us

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road and transportation users. We provide counselling and support to people affected by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.

In working to deliver our purpose, we provide free, professional face-to-face and telephone counselling services across Victoria to people who have been affected directly or indirectly by a transport incident including; bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers, first-on-scene, emergency service personnel and friends.

Through the active engagement of people who have personal experience in the effects of crashes on theirs and others lives, we can offer several support options, including peer support activity groups.

Also, we deliver a range of education programs addressing the behaviours and attitudes of drivers to reduce the incidence of crashes, injuries and fatalities and the associated trauma and grief.

About the role

We are currently seeking a person who is looking for a diverse role within an organisation that strives to make a difference.

Based in the Barwon Region, the role will be split across both areas of the organisation: education and counselling.

  • As an RTSSV counsellor, you will be providing essential support and counselling services to anyone impacted by a transportation incident. You will provide information, emotional support, short- and long-term counselling and referral to people connected or involved with, injured by, or witness to any transport related incident. Also, you may be required to liaise with stakeholders in the region. The counselling component of the role is a permanent part-time position of .1 FTE (7.6 hours) and reports to the Manager of Counselling and Support Services.
  • The Regional Coordinator reports to the Manager of Education and supports RTSSV’s programs and activities across the Geelong/Barwon region.
  • The Regional Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the education programs in their region, including providing support and supervision for the group facilitators and volunteers.
  • A significant part of this role is the liaison with key stakeholders, and this will require an understanding of the justice system, road safety and health services sectors.
  • The position is casual and aims to be flexible so that it can be worked around current employment. However, there needs to be some availability during business hours to be able to network with key people and attend meetings with road safety and court user groups.
  • The Regional Coordinator will work with their local teams to develop strategies to network across the region, implement programs and work with referrers to give updates as to outcomes.
  • As the position also has a group facilitation role within the education programs, it requires experience working in groups with mandated participants.
  • As these programs are brief interventions, group facilitators need to be able to create a safe space quickly to allow participants to share their offending behaviour openly and to work on ways to prevent reoffending.

RTSSV’s most significant education program is The Road Trauma Awareness program, which aims to bring about attitude and behavioural change and reduce recidivism. They are based on restorative justice principles and employ a cognitive behavioural approach using both volunteer speakers with personal experiences of trauma as well as presenters from the emergency services. The program aims are to:

  • Confront and evaluate participant belief systems about traffic offending
  • Bring about a shift from blame to choice
  • Assist participants in identifying and managing precursors to offending
  • Provide peer discussion and problem-solving
  • Provide reality-based learning using volunteer/emergency service presentations.

We offer a range of educational programs in the regions; please refer to this link  https://www.rtssv.org.au/education

About you

  • We are looking for someone who is creative, flexible and able to network and build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • A passionate worker who can work with alongside group of like-minded coordinators across the state.
  • Ability to work independently as well as foster a supportive and cohesion team.
  • Have a solid understanding of supporting paid and unpaid staff across the region and the importance of this role that requires an understanding of the emotional support needed in this environment.
  • Strong group facilitation skills and people management will be required, along with at least five years’ experience in counselling, with a focus on grief, bereavement and trauma.
  • Experience working within the justice system would be advantageous.

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework, have a recent CV and have sent their application to Chris Harrison by Friday 31 May 2019 to chris.harrison@rtssv.org.au

If you have further questions, please call Chris on 03 8877 6909. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 and Thursday, 6 June 2019. Training will be Thursday 14 June 2019.

Regional Counsellor Position Description

Regional Coordinator and Facilitator Position Description


Group Facilitator

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is looking for experienced group facilitators who can work with people who have traffic related offences where participants are diverse in their demographics and offending behaviour.

As the work is casual and mostly after hours, this can be done on top of current work. This role will also deliver programs to a range of community-based groups in road safety prevention. Please see the calendar to see the sites we provide from, and we look for local people to deliver the programs

About the role

These positions require people to have had experience working in groups. As these programs are brief interventions, group facilitators need to be able to create a safe space quickly to allow participants to share their driving behaviour openly and to work on ways to prevent risky driving.

The road trauma/safety programs aim to bring about attitude and behavioural change and reduce recidivism of risky driving. They are based on restorative justice principles and employ a cognitive behavioural approach using both volunteer speakers with personal experiences of trauma as well as presenters from the emergency services. The program aims are to:

  • Confront and evaluate participant belief systems regarding traffic-related offending
  • Bring about a shift from blame to choose
  • Assist participants in identifying and managing precursors to offending
  • Provide peer discussion and problem-solving
  • Provide reality-based learning using volunteer/emergency services presentation.

Applications

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework, have a recent CV and have sent their application to Chris Harrison by Friday 31 May 2019 to chris.harrison@rtssv.org.au

If you have further questions, please call Chris on 03 8877 6909. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 and Thursday, 6 June 2019. Training will be Thursday 14 June 2019.

Group Facilitator Position Description


Regional Coordinator/Group Facilitator Hume Region

Looking for someone who is creative, flexible and able to network and build relationships with key stakeholders. A passionate worker who can work with alongside group of like-minded coordinators across the state. Working within the justice system would be advantageous.

Supporting paid and unpaid staff across the region is an integral part of this role and requires an understanding of the emotional support needed in this environment. Strong group facilitation, counselling and people management will be required.

About the role

The Regional Coordinator supports Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) programs and activities across the Hume Region. This will require an understanding of the justice system, road safety and health services sectors.

The position is casual and aims to be flexible so that it can be worked around current employment. However, there needs to be some availability during business hours to be able to network with key people and attend meetings with road safety and court user groups.

The Regional Coordinator will work with their local teams to develop strategies to network across the region, implement programs and work with referrers to give updates as to outcomes.

We offer a range of educational programs in the regions; please refer to this link  https://www.rtssv.org.au/education

As the position also has a group facilitator role within the education programs, it will require people to have had experience working in groups with mandated participants. As these programs are brief interventions, group facilitators need to be able to create a safe space quickly to allow participants to share their offending behaviour openly and to work on ways to prevent reoffending.

The Road Trauma Awareness program aims to bring about attitude and behavioural change and reduce recidivism. They are based on restorative justice principles and employ a cognitive behavioural approach using both volunteer speakers with personal experiences of trauma as well as presenters from the emergency services. The program aims are to:

  • Confront and evaluate participant belief systems about traffic offending
  • Bring about a shift from blame to choice
  • Assist participants in identifying and managing precursors to offending
  • Provide peer discussion and problem-solving
  • Provide reality-based learning using volunteer/emergency service presentation.

Applications

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework, have a recent CV and have sent their application to Chris Harrison by Friday 31 May 2019 to chris.harrison@rtssv.org.au

If you have further questions, please call Chris on 03 8877 6909. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 and Thursday, 6 June 2019. Training will be Thursday 14 June 2019.

Regional Coordinator Group Facilitator Position Description


Youth Group Facilitator

Looking for experienced group facilitators who can work with young people who have traffic related offences where participants are diverse in their demographics and offending behaviour. As the work is casual and mostly after hours, this can be done on top of current work.

We offer a range of different programs in community groups for young people from prevention to offending in regard to driving. This is open across Victoria.

About the role

These positions require people to have had experience working in groups with young people and those who may be mandated to attend. As these programs are brief interventions, group facilitators need to be able to create a safe space quickly to allow participants to share their offending behaviour openly and to work on ways to prevent reoffending.

The road trauma awareness/safety programs aim to bring about attitude and behavioural change and reduce recidivism. They are based on restorative justice principles and employ a cognitive behavioural approach using volunteer speakers with personal experiences of road trauma.

The program aims are to:

  • Confront and evaluate participant belief systems regarding traffic-related offending
  • Bring about a shift from blame to choice
  • Assist participants in identifying and managing precursors to offending
  • Provide peer discussion and problem-solving
  • Provide reality-based learning using volunteers with a lived experience.

Applications

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework, have a recent CV and have sent their application to Chris Harrison by Friday 31 May 2019 to chris.harrison@rtssv.org.au

If you have further questions, please call Chris on 03 8877 6909. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4 and Thursday, 6 June 2019. Training will be Thursday 14 June 2019.

Youth Group Facilitator Position Description