Lead Fertility Counsellor

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 31/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 59997

Reference: 59997

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Monash Health Fertility 

In May 2019 an Independent Review of Assisted Reproductive Treatment by Michael Gorton AM (Gorton Review) recommended to “improve access, affordability and equity through provision of public fertility services”. Subsequently, in late 2022, Monash Health Fertility (MHF) was established to provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare services across east and southeast Victoria. In the immediate term, high level Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) is provided in partnership with private provider, City Fertility. Further to this, in line with capital build and infrastructure development, all ART will be brought onsite at Monash Health Fertility’s comprehensive fertility care centre.   

Monash Health Fertility aims to provide a safe, high quality, evidence-based program that prioritises the physical and psychological needs of all persons undergoing treatment. The service strives for excellence, with a continuous endeavour to achieve industry leading success rates, strict adherence to regulatory requirements and ethical standards, and, clear and transparent reporting. MHF acknowledges the pivotal role of each team member in delivering the business vision and is committed to the ongoing professional development of its people.

About The Role

The Lead Fertility Counsellor is responsible for the management of counselling (fertility and genetic) services within the Fertility Service and leading and developing a team of professionals committed to the highest quality standards. They are also responsible for the training, competency, and supervision of all fertility counsellors involved, and are an active participant in the delivery of specialist counselling services for patients and families undertaking fertility treatment.??

Together with the multidisciplinary leadership team, the Lead Fertility Counsellor ensures a timely, well-coordinated and patient centred fertility service for the east and southeast Victorian population.

This is a newly created, full time, ongoing position working Monday to Friday with opportunity to job share.

About You

The successful applicant will have:

  • Sound knowledge of fertility counselling service standards?? 
  • A passion and drive to deliver excellent patient care?? 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build professional relationships and demonstrate empathy to patients?? 
  • Full membership OR be eligible for full membership of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA).
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the management of patients with infertility.
  • Evidence of a minimum of 10-hours of engagement in ongoing professional development in the field of ART and infertility counselling over 12 months.
  • A continuous improvement mindset, committed to developing self and others?? 

If you are a psychologist, you must have:

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Minimum of five years practice at a P2 level
  • Hold an area of practice endorsement (Psychology Board of Australia)

If you are a social worker, you must have:

  • Bachelor of Social Work or Masters Social Work Qualifying OR Masters of Social Work, OR equivalent as assessed and approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Met eligibility for ordinary membership of AASW (http://www.aasw.asn.au/), with written evidence of eligibility required for overseas qualifications
  • Completion of a post graduate qualification in a relevant field
  • Accredited Social Worker and/or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker: As approved by the AASW

On a personal level, you will be: 

  • Highly organized and able to capably manage multiple competing priorities?? 
  • A consultative and collaborative problem solver?? 
  • Adaptable, being able to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team?? 
  • Aware of own values and beliefs surrounding healthcare and able to identify and respect an alternative view?? 

Why Monash Health?

There are lots of reasons to join our brand-new Fertility Care Centre, here’s just a few:

  • Delivery of a new Monash Health standard in model of care and patient care experience
  • Improved facilities in a sustainable design, filled with colour, natural light and space
  • Cutting edge state of the art technology, innovative design to facilitate world-leading research
  • Dedicated leadership team fostering high performing talent within a tertiary hospital
  • Best place in Australia to grow your healthcare career with education support to further develop your clinical pathway
  • Victoria’s largest public health service employing over 22,000 people across a range of specialities
  • Only healthcare organisation ranked in LinkedIn Australia’s 2022 Top Companies List
  • Work closer to home and enjoy the many benefits of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs

Monash Health is a great place to work and now is the perfect time to join Monash Health Fertility Centre!

How To Apply

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

Details on how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached Application Guide located under Position Documents.

Selection activity may commence prior to closing date, apply today!

Lead Fertility Counsellor

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Trudy Loos - 0400 554 123

Lead Fertility Counsellor