Narrative Therapist Domestic and Family Violence

Applications close June 20, 2019

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be female.

In this position an applicant’s gender is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by division 2, section 14 & 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku’ Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic relational understanding of violence which acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.

We are now recruiting for a Narrative Therapist to join the Domestic and Family Violence Service (DFVS) on a 12 month fixed term contract. This position is focused on the provision of Narrative Therapy support for the Domestic and Family Violence Service with NPY Women’s Council. The role addresses the need for expertise in complex clients (with a particular focus on young women) and narrative therapy for Aboriginal people experiencing trauma because of violence. This role will contribute to building capacity with caseworkers to use narrative approaches on complex cases and to inform intensive casework.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of and an ability to utilise Narrative Therapy to address violence from a community development perspective in accordance with NPYWC’s Violence Prevention Practice Framework. The Violence Prevention Practice Framework can be found on our website:

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

We provide a comprehensive, culturally aware 3-month orientation program, best practice clinical supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma and case management training along with critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 6 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus. We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.

  • To apply, please complete the online application form and submit a comprehensive resume.
  • A full Position Description can be found here
  • Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2019
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Corrina Graham, Manager (DFVS), on 08 8958 2374.
  • This position may be eligible for the Welcome to the Territory Incentive Program. For more information, visit