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If you are a current Approved Counsellor, you can access resources and update your details through the Approved Counsellor Portal.
Victims Services invites applications from qualified and experienced professionals interested in becoming an Approved Counsellor under the Victims Support Scheme.
The Scheme provides counselling to victims of violent crime and modern slavery who often have complex trauma symptoms.
Approved Counsellors play a vital role in helping victims recover from the impacts of crime and modern slavery.
Sessions can be delivered in-person, by phone, or online.
The Victims Support Scheme provides counselling, financial assistance and a recognition payment to eligible victims who have been injured due to a violent crime or modern slavery in NSW. For more information about the scheme, visit Victims Support Scheme.
To be considered for the role, you must:
To apply, you must complete the online application form for Approved Counsellors and provide the following:
Applications are strongly encouraged from professionals who are:
Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Applications submitted outside of this process will not be considered.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Online application forms are compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 11 or greater.
Approved Counsellors are subject to operating guidelines that can be accessed as part of the application process.
For more information, contact us:
13 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.