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Counsellor/Advocate

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Full Time , Fixed Term Full Time

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Social Worker

Position Summary

  • Are you interested in delivering high quality sexual assault/family violence counselling?
  • Are you a Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience interested in further learning?
  • Are you committed to collaborative enthusiastic teamwork?

Exciting opportunities are available to utilise and enhance your social work skills working at South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) as Counsellor/Advocates (Grade 2).

SECASA currently has multiple positions available at our Dandenong and Seaford locations.

We are looking for dedicated social workers who are passionate about developing their clinical work and providing evidence based interventions. Please apply if you are seeking to specialize in your social work career and be supported to be trained as a counsellor.

SECASA attracts candidates who understand sexual assault and family violence as a human rights issue, and have experience working with complex interpersonal trauma.

SECASA Counsellor/Advocates work collaboratively with clients to support empowerment, safety, recovery and justice seeking. This role will suit innovative candidates who strive to learn and embrace emerging practice directions. We are highly driven by internal collaborative relationships and value enthusiastic work practices and enhancing team relationships.

SECASA provides evidence based therapeutic services to our clients and continues to invest in our workforce to ensure clients receive a high standard counselling service.

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 22,000 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.

About SECASA

TheSouth EasternCentre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA)providessexual assault and family violence therapeutic support and advocacy across nine locations withinthe South Easternmetropolitan region of Melbourne.

SECASA delivers a wide range of services including individual and group counselling, advocacy, crisis support, treatmentservices for children and young people with harmfulsexual behaviours and their families and community education prioritising the empowerment of victim survivors.

SECASA is committed to helping people of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions,agesand physical abilities. This includes trans, gender diverse and non-binary people of all gender identities and expressions as well as cisgender women and men. We respect and celebrate the diversity within our communities and workplace and recognise that people may use different terms to describe their identity and experiences. At SECASA youare required toinclude and celebrate differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, religion.

About the Role(SECASA Counsellor/Advocates)

  • Provide therapeutic interventions for people across the lifespan 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 or disclosed sexual assault, including being part of the SECASA’s After Hours Sexual Assault Crisis Response roster.
  • Conduct risk assessments, and work collaboratively with clients and key agencies to enhance safety and wellbeing.
  • Mentoring and/or supervision of students as required and consistent with the relevant certified agreement.

About You:

  • Are you a social worker with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience?
  • Have you worked using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach?
  • Are you committed to learning and/or further developing your skills in counselling?
  • 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:

Eligibility for AASW membership including continuing professional education

  • Experience in working with people who have experienced complex trauma
  • High quality risk assessment and safety planning skills
  • Experience in working collaboratively with key agencies to advocate for clients
  • Passion for learning and delivering best practice.
  • A commitment to contributing to a resilient team.

What we offer:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging
  • Monthly ADO (full-time candidates)
  • Professional development, support with developing competency in therapeutic modalities
  • Opportunities to use your drive for innovation to meet the changing landscape within health care and the broader service sector.

Monash Health offers access to profession specific, inter-disciplinary, 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 regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email - recruitment@monashhealth.org.

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.

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

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

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

Job Ad Reference 53492
Date Listed 23 June 2022
ContactAli La Rocca
0429 463 920
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