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Employment at Butterfly

Would you like to work for Australia’s largest not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with eating disorders and negative body image?

To apply for a particular role, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing essential selection criteria as detailed in the position description. 

All applications need to be submitted by email to Butterfly's Human Resource team at with a subject title stating the position you are applying for.  

For general employment enquiries, contact HR on (03) 9822 5771. 

Current Employment Opportunities

Position Vacant: Counsellor, Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE – Sydney

  • Counselling role working via phone and online.
  • Fixed term till June 2019, part-time position with set rostered weekly shifts.
  • $65,600 – $69,100 p/a pro rata depending on experience.
  • Available to start immediately.
  • Located in Crows Nest, NSW
  • Shifts Currently Vacant
    Monday:        1:30pm-9:30pm
    Tuesday:        9:30am-5:30pm
    Tuesday:        1:30pm-9:30pm
    Wednesday:   4:30pm-12:30pm
    Saturday:       1:30pm-9:30pm
    Sunday:         1:30pm-9:30pm
    Sunday:          4:30pm -12:30pm

The Butterfly Foundation is looking for people with sound counselling skills and a level of understanding about eating disorders to provide support to Australians living with eating disorders via their National Helpline. 

The Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE has expanded its services to 7 days a week in 2018.

We are currently seeking passionate counselling professionals who are available to deliver eating disorder counselling services.  You need to have availability for a minimum of two shifts per week including at least 1 weekend shift in either of the two specified time allocations detailed below.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply

All applicants should supply their resume, and must address the FULL Selection Criteria (essential), as detailed in the Position Description, in a separate letter. 

Applications should be submitted by email to Human Resources at with Subject Title: Counsellor, Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE – Sydney.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 26th March 2018.


For enquiries about this position, contact Juliette Thomson at or email   

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