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Bravehearts is Australia’s Employer of Choice in Child Protection. Working with Bravehearts means working with a dedicated, multidisciplinary team who share your goal of improving the future for Australian children and their families.

Qualified and passionate staff are attracted to Bravehearts’ culture where success is celebrated, life balanced and self-care is expected. There are a number of benefits of working with Bravehearts including:

  • A culture of self-care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Dedicated teams
  • Equal opportunities for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture or ethnic background
  • Ability to pursue a career through the organisation
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development

With offices across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Bravehearts actively recruits staff to support our Vision of making Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

Frontline staff undertake activities falling under the Three Piers’ to Prevention: Educate, Empower, Protect. Staff undertake these activities in a range of professions such as psychologists, educators, social workers, lawyers, trainers, case managers and researchers.

The work of these team members is supported by our Enable pier including finance, administration and human resource professionals as well as a team of Community Engagement specialists in fundraising, events, marketing and communications.

I enjoy working within an organisation where I make a difference every day.
– Bravehearts Team Member

Vacancies at Bravehearts

Bravehearts is currently looking for dedicated people to fill the roles listed below. Many of our vacancies are also listed on Please note that we do not accept applications from, nor use, recruitment agencies.

You are encouraged to carefully read the position description before applying. We have clear guidelines for the required skills, education and knowledge for all of our positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and will employ on merit.

All written applications require a covering letter (tell us why YOU are the best person for the job). We also expect an up-to-date resume, which includes details of your previous employment and qualifications.

We will ensure you are notified via email receipt to say we have received your application. Due to the number of applications we receive, please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted further.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to obtain a National Police Certificate and Working with Children Blue Card to work at Bravehearts. Facilitation of these will be handled by Bravehearts at no charge to you.

If you are not qualified to fill the positions advertised, or there are no vacancies currently available, why not consider volunteering?

Current Vacancies

Education Facilitator



The Education Program Facilitator is responsible for ensuring that the delivery of the Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Program in their region is of the highest standard. The Facilitator will work as part of a team (2-4 staff) and will be allocated responsibilities in relation to the program delivery. Some administrative tasks will also be allocated. The role requires travel (including overnight stays).

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Assistant (Graduate) Training Facilitator

Gold Coast Full time Fixed Term 6 months


The primary purpose of this role is to assist the Training Facilitator (s) in the delivery of facilitated workshops and presentations.  Reporting directly to the National Child Protection Training Manager, the role will also assist in the development, administration and evaluation of workshops, presentations and online courses.

On the job training and support will be provided.

Candidates must be available and able to travel interstate ad overnight between February and end of May 2018.

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ChildSafe Program Coordinator

The term of appointment is Fixed term 5 days per week for 12 months.

The role of the Bravehearts ChildSafe Program Coordinator role is to coordinate and implement child safe
practices in small organisations. In addition the role will also develop, continually improve and implement
the Bravehearts ChildSafe Risk Assessment offering. It is a unique and challenging role within the child
protection sector. They will be responsible for the contribution of insight and research related to child sexual
assault, including an understanding of child sexual assault risk factors and effective child safety techniques
and approaches. They will be responsible for supporting training and education programs to enhance
awareness within the client organisation.
As such, they will be familiar with the obligations and responsibilities organisations have to protect the
young people in their environment. They will be aware of the challenges facing institutions which interact
with children. They will work collaboratively with all areas of Bravehearts operations to coordinate services
to client organisations. They will be passionate about child protection and excited about an opportunity to
make a positive difference in the sector.

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Intake and Support Line Counsellor

Part-time/Casual (SEQ)

The Intake and Support Line Counsellor is Bravehearts frontline service for the community. The main role is to
be the first point of contact for our service to help identify and address the caller’s needs. The role collects
relevant information pertaining to children, young people, adults and families who have been affected by, or
at risk of being affected by child sexual assault, and who would like to undertake counselling at Bravehearts
or who would like to be referred to a more suitable service.

The role also acts as a referral point to other services provided by Bravehearts i.e. Case Management, Turning
Corners, Education and Training as well as other enabling functions of the Bravehearts business.

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Full-time/Part-time (Various Locations)

To provide counselling to children, young people, adults and their families who have experienced, or may be at risk of,child sexual assault, while working within an established framework based on the knowledge of best practice principles. Practitioners are responsible for ensuring the delivery of their counselling is consistently of the highest standard. Other duties of the role include administration associated with processing counselling service receipts, telephone crisis counselling, undertaking psychological assessments, maintaining case notes, delivering training and undertaking regular supervision.

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