Counsellor/Advocate - Intake and Initial Assessment

Job posted: 08/06/2021
Applications close: 22/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 47714

Reference: 47714

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • SECASA Counsellor/Advocate

An exciting opportunity is available to utilise and enhance your social work skills working at South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) as a Counsellor/Advocate (Grade 2).

  • Social Worker Grade 2, fixed term

  • Monash Medical Centre based

  • Part time - 24 hours per week

  • Professional development and salary packaging

Be part of a committed and vibrant team. You will be supported to demonstrate and develop your quality clinical practice within our highly regarded service.

The successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the personal and political issues surrounding sexual assault, family violence and complex interpersonal trauma. The position is responsible for delivering high-quality counselling and advocacy to victim survivors of sexual assault and family violence and their support people, using frameworks of intersectionality, trauma focussed interventions, gender equality and a human rights based approach.

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 18,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.


The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) provides sexual assault and family violence therapeutic support and advocacy across nine locations within south eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. SECASA delivers a wide range of services including individual and group counselling, advocacy, crisis support, and community education prioritising the empowerment of victim survivors.

About the Role:

  • Undertake intake and initial assessment for people who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence

  • Provide high quality crisis counselling, information, support and referrals

  • Co-ordinate crisis care services to survivors of recent sexual assault

  • Provide secondary consultation to other professionals, including Monash Health staff and external organisations

  • Undertake risk assessments and support safety as appropriate, including referrals and collaborative working with key agencies and the service sector

  • Participation in after hours Crisis Response roster

  • Mentoring and/or supervision of students and staff as required and consistent with the relevant certified agreement

  • Contribute to the delivery of community and professional education

About You:

  • Are you a social worker with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience?

  • Have you worked with complex trauma, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach?

  • Do you have an understanding of the personal and political dynamics of sexual assault and family violence?

  • Are you an excellent communicator, committed to collaborative work and contributing to a dynamic and resilient team?

  • Are you passionate about delivering high quality counselling support and advocacy for people who have experienced sexual assault and family violence?

What You Need:

  • You must be eligible for AASW membership including continuing professional education

  • Proven experience in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma related to sexual assault and/or family violence

  • High quality risk assessment and safety planning skills

  • Experience in working collaboratively with key agencies to advocate for clients

  • Current Driver’s Licence

  • Current Working with Children’s Check

What We Offer:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging

  • Professional development

  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to grow and develop services to meet the changing landscape within health care and the broader service sector.

Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, relevant health and welfare education and encourages participation in quality and research activities.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Counsellor/Advocate - Intake and Initial Assessment

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Charlene Micallef - 9928 8741

Counsellor/Advocate - Intake and Initial Assessment