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Careers at 1800RESPECT

If you have a passion for making a positive impact, 1800RESPECT offers rewarding jobs for experienced counsellors. 

Apply here!  

1800RESPECT is the national service for people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.  

1800RESPECT is available 24/7 to provide free, confidential counselling, information, and support to: 

  • People affected by domestic, family and sexual violence 

  • People supporting someone affected by domestic, family and sexual violence 

  • Professionals supporting someone affected by domestic, family and sexual violence 

Telstra Health is proud to work with the Australian Government and specialist organisations to deliver 1800RESPECT. 

Why work at 1800RESPECT?

  • Flexible hours for counsellors to suit your lifestyle in our 24/7 roster 

  • Prioritised healthy work environment for employee wellbeing 

  • Supportive team and ongoing training and development  

  • Discounts and other employee benefits  

If you have a passion for making a positive impact and want to join our team, please apply! 

You can find counselling roles and other jobs on the 1800RESPECT recruitment portal. 

For senior counselling roles, please look at DVConnect’s careers webpage

We support people from all backgrounds and abilities to apply. 

Other roles within 1800RESPECT will be advertised when they are available. 

Counsellor qualifications

1800RESPECT counsellors have a minimum three-year tertiary degree in a relevant field with minimum two years fulltime equivalent counselling experience.  

Senior counsellors also require a minimum three-year tertiary degree in addition to a minimum of three years’ full-time equivalent experience in specialised domestic, family and/or sexual violence counselling.  

You can visit the Careers webpage to learn more and apply. 

“At 1800RESPECT you get to be part of an important service. The team is supportive and inclusive, providing support for learning in the sector. Plus, you can enjoy the benefits of working from home!” Counsellor testimonial  

Volunteering or student placements

We do not have a volunteer program or student placements at 1800RESPECT. You can look at our Service Directory to find companies near you that might be looking for help. 

If you have any questions you can visit the contact us page or send an email to 

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence or abuse, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, text 0458 737 732 or visit our website for online chat and video call services: 

  • Available 24/7: Call, text or online chat 

  • Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST (except national public holidays): Video call (no appointment needed)