Careers and volunteering

Careers at 1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is delivered by Telstra Health with specialist organisations, including DVConnect, Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre and Save the Children Australia.

To find out more about career opportunities with 1800RESPECT, please visit the Telstra Health Careers webpage. For senior counselling employment opportunities, more information can also be found via Telstra Health’s senior counselling provider DVConnect’s Careers webpage.


Counsellor qualifications

The current qualification and skill requirements for counsellors will be maintained.

  • Counsellors (formerly known as first response counsellors) must still have a minimum three-year tertiary degree in a relevant field and demonstrated minimum two years’ full time equivalent counselling experience.
  • Senior counsellors (formerly known as specialist counsellors) must still have a similar qualification requirement and to demonstrate a minimum three years’ full time equivalent experience in specialised family and domestic and/or sexual violence counselling.
  • Counsellor supervisors will be required to meet additional requirements, including registration with an appropriate professional body.