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Counsellor / Advocate


Job Description
  • One-on-one counselling with people who have experienced sexual assault and family violence
  • Capacity to run groups and professional workshops; based at Seaford
  • 36 month locum role; full time hours M-F plus participation in after hours roster

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.

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA)

SECASA is a Monash Health program providing and developing effective services to victims/survivors and associated people affected by of sexual assault and family violence.   In addition, we provide public education and professional training on sexual assault and anti-violence issues.

Our SECASA program is highly regarded and we provide these services in the southern and bayside regions of Melbourne.  We also have two crisis centres, co-located with our large campuses in Dandenong South and Clayton. 

We now have a 36 month locum role available for an experienced counsellor to work with victims/survivors of sexual assault and family violence.

About the role:

If appointed, you will be applying your counselling skills and experience in both one on one and group/workshop style sessions, and your audience could include victims/survivors of sexual assault and family violence, non -offending caregivers and associated family and friends. 

This is an autonomous role in which we'll support you and provide you opportunities to further develop your skills.  

About you

You can demonstrate a successful track record of experience in both individual counselling and group work with children and adult victims of sexual assault and family violence.   You hold formal qualifications in social work or psychology and have current membership of the AASW with CPE accreditation, or current AHPRA registration.   

If you are looking for rewarding, interesting work in a supportive team SECASA would like to hear from you. This is a real opportunity to make a tangible difference in people's lives.  

In return

In this truly rewarding role, you'll benefit from salary packaging options to optimise your take home pay, along with regular professional development and supervision. 

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.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

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

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

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