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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, renewal expected
  • $63,100 – $69,700 p/a pro rata depending on experience
  • Located in Crows Nest, NSW
  • Opportunity to grow and develop digital service skills
  • Shifts vacant:
    Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays                 4.30pm – 12.30am
    Sundays                                                      10:00pm - 6:00pm, 1.30pm – 9.30pm

The Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE is Australia’s only national telephone and web-based counselling support service for people affected by eating disorders. We are currently seeking a passionate counselling professional who is available to deliver eating disorder counselling services. A practiced listener, you will use your clinical knowledge of eating disorders, and your depth of understanding to support people who are experiencing eating disorders and also their carers.

You possess tertiary qualifications in counselling, social work or psychology and have provisional or full registration as a psychologist or full registration as a social worker, counsellor or psychotherapist.

Read full Position Description HERE.

To Apply

All applicants should supply their resume, and must address the FULL Selection Criteria (essential and desirable), 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 Sunday 21st October 2018.


For enquiries about this position, contact Chris at or email

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