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Counsellor/advocate

Eastern Health - Ringwood East, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title Counsellor/Advocate
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Eastern Health only
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location ECASA (Ware Crescent)
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours (per fortnight) 45.60

Applications from Recruitment agencies will not be accepted
The successful applicant to this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police Check.
Position Summary

Counsellor/Advocate

Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA) – Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY)

  • Opportunity for a Grade 2 Social Worker or Psychologist
  • Permanent Part Time 0.6 position 45.60 hours/fortnight
  • Join a values based organisation
Previous applicants need not apply

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

An opportunity exists for an experienced clinician to join the ECASA team, to provide counselling and advocacy services to young people (12-25 years) who have experienced sexual assault and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This innovative position is responsible for the provision of individual counselling services as well as group work, consultation and professional and community education programs.

You would be part of a supportive, experienced and hardworking team and be well supported through our clinical supervision and professional development program.

The successful applicant will be based at our Ringwood East site, but will be providing outreach services to young people to optimize their engagement with ECASA. There may also be a requirement for intake as well as 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
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the area of sexual assault and/or youth mental health, with an understanding of trauma assessment and treatment
  • An understanding of the dynamics and impact of sexual assault related to at risk children and young people
  • Highly developed skills in engaging with young people with complex care needs and a drive to make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Group-work, consultation and program delivery experience to clients and professionals
  • Be respectful, compassionate, innovative and reflective
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and open to learning in your practice
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range !
  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals
Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:
  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.
Eastern Health Values: Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Contact Person Melinda Dows
Contact Number (03) 9870 7310
Contact Email Melinda.Dows@easternhealth.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Sandra De Bortoli
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9870 7310
Closing Date 22/02/2021
Position Description ECASA IHSHY Psychologist PD Grade 2 - December 2020.pdf
ECASA IHSHY SW PD 2020.pdf

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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.

Eastern Health

Ringwood East, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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