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Counsellor / Advocate - Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault

Ballarat Health Services
  • Location: Ballarat Health Services, Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
  • Employment type: Permanent, full-time
  • Hours per fortnight: 80

Ballarat Health Services, proudly part of Grampians Health is seeking an enthusiastic and Social Worker for the role of Intake Counsellor/Advocate at the Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault.

Primary clinical responsibilities include intake, counselling, advocacy support to people who have experienced sexual assault and their family members; as well as support to children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviours.

Sound knowledge and experience in undertaking psychosocial assessments, well developed communication skills and the ability to work well in the pursuit of client and team needs and goals are required. Experience in working in community and healthcare settings with an emphasis on sexual assault and family violence would be a highly regarded attribute.

You will enjoy a friendly place to work where there is a strong commitment to providing high quality evidence-based care. There is excellent support and supervision from within the team at CASA. Professional development is supported through regular in-service education, supervision in line with AASW requirements and the ability to attend continuing education where appropriate.

Being part of a team that values leadership and excellence in service provision, you will work in first class facilities that maximises care, compassion, individual choice and quality outcomes for all clients and patients.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory immunisation clearance, Working with Children's Check and a satisfactory current police record check.

All applications must be submitted online via the Ballarat Health Services e-recruit portal, which can be accessed by clicking Apply Now below.

For further information please contact Katrina Bevelander, Operations Director CASA 03 5320 3933.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria, and as such, all employees at Grampians Health. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual (or allies) LGBTQIA+.

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