Social Work/Psychology Counsellor

Job posted: 18/07/2022
Applications close: 11/08/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 27671

Reference: 27671

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Social Work/Psychology Counsellor

  • Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA) 

  • Grade 2 Social Worker or Psychologist

  • Permanent part-time positions

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is the largest public health provider in the eastern suburbs, providing a comprehensive range of high quality services across the continuum of care. We pride ourselves on being a great place to learn and work, offering diverse and engaging career opportunities, continued professional development and salary packaging.


ECASA provides a free counselling and advocacy services to adults and young people/children in the Eastern Region who have experienced sexual assault recently and in the past. The model of care includes the provision of crisis and short to medium term counselling, group work, professional consultation and professional and community education programs.

About the role

ECASA welcomes applications from appropriately qualified Social Workers or Psychologists to join our intake and counselling teams. The rewarding roles require a strong commitment to trauma-informed collaborative practice. You would be part of a supportive, experienced and hardworking team with a well embedded clinical supervision and professional development program. There is an opportunity for clinicians to increase their knowledge and experience in the sexual assault area and workers who are new to the sector are provided additional professional development opportunities in trauma and related modalities.

The roles are primarily based at our Ringwood East site but could involve outreach locations in the East. There is also an expectation of availability for after-hours on-call duties.

About you

To be successful in this role you should have the following:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work or Psychology

  • Knowledge and experience in intake, and crisis and brief intervention

  • Relevant experience in the area of sexual assault and/or family violence or mental health, with an understanding of trauma assessment and treatment modalities

  • An understanding of the dynamics and impact of sexual assault related to adults and young people/children

  • A respectful, compassionate, innovative and reflective approach with a passion for making a difference in the lives of those impacted by sexual assault

  • A strong team commitment

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

ECASA values diversity and an environment that welcomes and respects differences. We aim to build access for diverse groups in the community and would support and encourage people from all different backgrounds to apply.

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

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, 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

  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

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 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.**

Social Work/Psychology Counsellor

Job type:

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Melinda DOWS - (03) 9870 7310
Sandra De Bortoli - (03) 9870 7310

Social Work/Psychology Counsellor