SECASA Counsellor Advocate

Job posted: 18/02/2021
Applications close: 11/03/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

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

Reference: 45265

Reference: 45265

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

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Monash Health SECASA is seeking a Counsellor/Advocate (Social Worker Grade 2) at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA). This role may work across two sites, in  our East Bentleigh and St. Kilda counselling team, on 4 days.

If you are a qualified Social Worker, this is a unique opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded service, where you will work therapeutically in a community setting with victim survivors of sexual assault and/or family violence.

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 18,000 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.

About the Role:

  • Provide therapeutic interventions for child and adults who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence, including individual counselling, advocacy, and group work

  • Provide crisis support for people who have recently experienced sexual assault

  • Conduct risk assessments, and work collaboratively with clients and key agencies to enhance safety

  • Provision of community and professional education

Enquiries to: Sally Kempler, Team Leader or Dagmar Jenkins, Clinical Lead- SECASA, 9928 8741

About You:

  • Are you experienced in working with complex trauma, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach

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

  • Are you an excellent communicator, committed to collaborative work with key agencies to enhance safety and wellbeing for victim survivors, and value contributing to a resilient team.

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

Monash Health will offer:

  • salary packaging

  • friendly and supportive culture

  • opportunity to experience various teams

  • on-going supervision and professional development

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 – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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)

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

SECASA Counsellor Advocate

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Jessica Miranda - 99288746

SECASA Counsellor Advocate