Counsellor/Advocate


Reference: 43986

  • Social Worker Grade 2, permanent

  • Seaford based position – travel to McCrae/Hastings may be included

  • Part time – 32 hours per week (negotiable)

  • Professional development and salary packaging

An exciting opportunity is available to expand and enhance your social work skills at South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA). We are seeking a Counsellor/Advocate to work therapeutically with victim survivors of sexual assault and/or family violence. You will have experience in working with complex trauma, using frameworks of intersectionality, gender equality and a human rights based approach. You will have a thorough understanding of the personal and political dynamics of sexual assault and family violence. You will be an excellent communicator, committed to collaborative work with key agencies to enhance safety and wellbeing for victim survivors, and value contributing to a resilient team.


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 www.monashhealth.org.


About SECASA


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.


About the Role:


  • Provision of high quality therapeutic interventions to victim survivors of sexual assault and/or family violence and their supportive family members, including individual counselling and advocacy, and group work

  • Undertake risk assessments and support safety as appropriate, including referrals and collaborative working with key agencies and the service sector

  • Develop and provision of interventions in individual, family and group contexts

  • Participation on business hours Intake roster, to provide initial assessment, receipt of referrals to SECASA, secondary consults, provision of Crisis Response service and support

  • Participation in after hours Crisis Response roster

  • Located at Peninsula Sexual Assault Centre (Multi-disciplinary centre)

  • You will be eligible membership of AASW with CPE

Monash Health will offer:


  • salary packaging

  • friendly and supportive culture

  • opportunity to experience various teams

  • on-going supervision and professional development

  • specialised training

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.


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 only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.


Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.