Practice Lead - Disability Inclusion - MRR Program

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

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 59967

Reference: 59967

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey:

The Southern Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA), is a program of Monash Health and has the responsibility in the Southern Region of the Department of Families, Fairness & Housing (DFFH) for:

  • The provision and development of effective services to victim/survivors and associated people affected by sexual assault and family violence
  • The provision of assessment and treatment for children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour.
  • The provision of public education and professional training on sexual assault and anti-violence issues
  • Social planning and processes related to reducing societal violence.

The program aims to address barriers to ensure equal access to sexual assault services. The Making Rights Reality Program has a primary focus on resourcing SECASA Counsellor Advocates to provide an inclusive and accessible counselling and advocacy service for victim/survivors with disabilities, and in particular those with complex communication needs or cognitive impairment. Additional work and collaborations with other programs across the service including working closely with Monash Health Disability Inclusion Lead and Sexual Assault Service (SASVic) Inclusion and Equity – Disability Lead.

A Day in the Life:

Making Rights Reality is a program at SECASA that aims to ensure that people with disabilities who have experienced sexual assault or family violence have equal access to counselling, the criminal justice system, and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, and is available across all SECASA sites. The program recognises that people living with disabilities, and in particular women with disabilities, experience higher rates of sexual and family violence than others in the community, and increased barriers to accessing services and the legal system. The program is informed by the social model of disability, which highlights that disability results from the interaction of impairments with social, physical or structural barriers, compromising ability to participate in society on an equal basis.

You will:

  • Coordinate Making Rights Reality Program (Access and inclusion for victim/survivors with a disability) across SECASA to support service provision that is both evidence based and contemporary in practice.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance in care team meetings with Counsellor Advocates and Clinical Leads in the planning of interventions for victim/survivors.  These care team meetings may involve a range of external services that SECASA works with such as Dept. Of Families, Fairness & Housing.
  • Work in partnership with consumer advocates to ensure the opinions and voices of our victim/survivor with a disability is at the forefront of service planning within SECASA.
  • Provide community education, training and professional development sessions to a range of stakeholders including internal to SECASA and Monash Health as well as external partners (eg) Victoria Police, Child Protection, Specialist and mainstream schools and residential service providers.
  • Work in partnership and collaboration with SECASA Clinical Leads in the provision of clinical review of all victim/survivors within the service to ensure a well-planned and consumer centre service provision and/or transition plan is in place.
  • Supervision of students and staff as required.

What You Bring:

  • You will have professional experience working with victim survivors of sexual assault and family violence and or people living with a disability.
  • Experience undertaking sexual assault / family violence prevention work in the broader community or comparable counselling/assessment experience.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of key stakeholders, consumers and staff.

What You Need:

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapist or Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent
  • Current general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Occupational Therapy, with no restrictions.
  • A current Victorian licence.

Grade 3 Social Work

Formal qualification in Social Work and eligibility for AASW

  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • Written evidence of eligibility of AASW membership for overseas qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience as a qualified Social Worker
  • Accredited Social Worker as approved by the AASW
  • A current Victorian licence.


  • Current general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Aust (PsyBA)
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working as a generally registered psychologist at a Grade 2 level.
  • Having or working towards supervisor endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • A current Victorian licence.

In Return:

You will receive excellent support from within SECASA including: regular clinical supervision and above award opportunities to attend professional development.

  • You will be part of a highly committed compassionate team
  • Be part of a service that values you and all you bring to the role.
  • Strong focus on self-care
  • Work in a team with a diverse range of experience for you to draw on
  • Receive evidence based training
  • Be part of an expanding service with multiple projects focusing on improving service delivery and the client experience
  • Provided with a range of internal opportunities within the SECASA service to evidence our commitment to your development.
  • Work with a team where the Sexual Assault Sector values are evident in daily practice including being passionate about eliminating sexual assault and family violence through social change. 

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Katherine Maywood, Manager SECASA – Partnerships and Innovation on telephone 9928 8741.

Monash Health is a great place to work!

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free flu vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise 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 and ICare values.

How to Apply:

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Please note:  applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

Practice Lead - Disability Inclusion - MRR Program

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sarah McGregor - 99288741

Practice Lead - Disability Inclusion - MRR Program