Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 24/03/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Healesville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 29469

Reference: 29469

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Healesville


  • Opportunity for a Social Worker or Psychologist
  • Permanent Part Time position available
  • Healesville Hospital & Yarra Valley Health
  • Generous salary + super + salary packaging

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Working as part of the Community Health Team, the Counsellor sits within a vibrant multidisciplinary team of counsellors who love what they do. Based at Healesville Hospital in the beautiful Yarra Valley (only 20 minutes from Lilydale), the Counselling Team provides individual counselling and group work for members of the community.  Individual counselling and group work seeks to address a range of human issues across the lifespan, including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma history and other mental health issues.

As part of the wider Eastern Health network, the Counsellor will receive clinical and operational supervision and the opportunity to participate in reflective practice and internally provided professional development.  The Counsellor will also have access to a range of additional allied health professionals within the Community Health Team to support holistic client centred care.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • Be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, or
  • Registration endorsement in the Approved Area of Practice of Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology or Counselling Psychology or eligibility to participate in a registrar program to work towards endorsement in Clinical Psychology.
  • Provide counselling services, comprising:
    • The provision of individual counselling, assessment and advocacy for children, young people and adults, often from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds
    • The provision of referral and linkage to additional services as required
    • The development and implementation of group work programs
    • Liaison and consultation with other professionals, including Child Protection, Family Violence Services and Mental Health Services
    • Participation in Counselling intake, as required
  • Provide consultation to other professionals, particularly in regard to issues of clinical risk
  • Inform, resource and liaise with the Senior Counsellor or Team Leader, primarily on issues relating to the therapeutic work of the service

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**


Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Fiona SEDGMAN - (04) 6668 6826
Stephanie Walker - (04) 3526 5774