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Job Description

Monash Health is seeking a Counsellor/Advocate (Social Worker - Grade 2) at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA).

  • Seaford and Mornington Peninsula Location 
  • .8 EFT Parental Leave Position

Be part of a committed and vibrant health organisation, working within a unique multi-disciplinary setting. You will be supported to demonstrate and develop your quality clinical practice within our highly regarded service.

The successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the personal and political issues surrounding sexual assault, family violence and complex interpersonal trauma. The position is responsible for delivering high-quality counselling and advocacy to victim survivors of sexual assault and family violence and their support people, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach. 

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 18,000 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


The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) provides sexual assault and family violence therapeutic support services and advocacy across nine locations within south eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne. SECASA delivers a wide range of services including individual and group counselling, advocacy, crisis support, and community education prioritising the empowerment of victim survivors.

The role:

  • Provide quality therapeutic interventions for children, youth and adults who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence, and their support people, through individual or family 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 and wellbeing
  • Contribute to the delivery of community and professional education

The candidate:

  • Have you worked with complex trauma, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach?
  • Do you have an understanding of the personal and political dynamics of sexual assault and family violence?
  • 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?

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. 

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

To view the full position description and to apply now, click HERE!

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