Counsellor/Advocate Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)

Melbourne, Victoria, au
Company: Eastern Health
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-25 06:18:11

Counsellor / Advocate Grade 2 - Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)

Multiple positions available

  • Grade 2 Social Worker or Psychologist

  • Temporary part-time 0.8 Counsellor/Advocate (60.80 hours/fortnight) | 12 months 

  • Temporary part-time 0.6 Intake Counsellor/Advocate (45.6 hours/fortnight) | 12 months

  • Permanent part-time 0.8 Counsellor/Advocate (60.80 hours/fortnight)

  • Eastern Health

    Eastern Health is the largest public health provider in the eastern suburbs, providing a comprehensive range of high quality services across the continuum of care. We pride ourselves on being a great place to learn and work, offering diverse and engaging career opportunities, continued professional development and salary packaging.

    About the role

    ECASA welcomes applications from experienced and passionate Social Workers or Psychologists to join our counselling team. These rewarding roles require a strong commitment to trauma-informed collaborative practice. You would be part of a supportive, experienced and hardworking team with a well embedded clinical supervision and professional development program.

    ECASA provides counselling and advocacy services to adults and young people/children in the Eastern Region, who have experienced sexual assault. This includes crisis and short to medium term counselling for recent and historical sexual assault and opportunities for group work, consultation and co-facilitation of professional and community education programs.

    The roles are based primarily at our Ringwood East site, but the successful candidates (excluding intake role) may also be required to provide some outreach services across the eastern metropolitan region. There is also an expectation of availability for after-hours on-call duties.

    About you

    To be successful in this role you should have the following:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work or Psychology

  • Relevant experience in the area of sexual assault and/or family violence or mental health, with an understanding of trauma assessment and treatment

  • An understanding of the dynamics and impact of sexual assault related to adults and young people/children

  • Group-work, consultation and program delivery experience to clients and professionals

  • Experience working with children and adolescents would be viewed favourably

  • A respectful, compassionate, innovative and reflective approach with a passion for making a difference in the lives of those impacted by sexual assault

  • A strong team commitment and willingness to contribute to the agency’s programs including training and collaborative opportunities

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and open to learning in your practice

  • ECASA values diversity and an environment that welcomes and respects differences. We aim to build access for diverse groups in the community and would support and encourage people from all different backgrounds to apply.

    Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

  • If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

    For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

    All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

    You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

    Please submit all applications online and address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

    Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

    Eastern Health Values: Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

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