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Job Description

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

Due to expansion of service, new and 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/Advocate (Grade 2).

  • Social Worker  Grade 2, two temporary positions available
  • Positions available within our Dandenong-Outer South and Seaford-Mornington Peninsula regions
  • Full time  
  • Professional development, monthly ADOs and salary packaging

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.

The position is responsible for delivering high-quality counselling and advocacy to victim survivors of sexual assault and family violence, using frameworks of intersectionality, trauma focused interventions, gender equality and a human rights based approach. 

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

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 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.

SECASA is committed to helping people of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, ages and 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 you are required to include and celebrate differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, religion.

About the Role (SECASA Counsellor/Advocates)

  • Provide high quality therapeutic interventions for children, young people 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 or disclosed sexual assault, including on 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 and staff as required and consistent with the relevant certified agreement
  • Provision of community and professional education

About You:

  • Are you a social worker with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience?
  • Have you worked with complex trauma, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach?
  • 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 related to sexual assault and/or family violence
  • High quality risk assessment and safety planning skills
  • Experience in working collaboratively with key agencies to advocate for clients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A commitment to contributing to a resilient team.

What we offer:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging
  • Monthly ADO (full-time candidates)
  • Professional development
  • 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.

Any queries, please contact: 

Rachelle Rogers, Team Leader, Tel: 8770 1058

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