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Senior Counsellor / Advocate - South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault - Warrnambool

South West Healthcare


The South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault provides a safe place for adults and children who have been impacted by sexual assault or family violence. Our services offers a range of supports such as a 24 hour crisis care response system, individual counselling, support and advocacy for adults, adolescents and children as well as group counselling options.

About the role

The Senior Counsellor/Advocate works collaboratively with the SWCASA Manager to support the centre by providing clinical leadership within the multi-disciplinary team to promote a responsive, high quality therapeutic trauma based service for children, adolescents, adults, older people and their families.

This position is a full time going opportunity for a health professional seeking to advance in their career.

What you bring

As a proficient health professional (Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Psychologist) with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, you will have highly developed experience and skills in delivering specific evidence based therapeutic practice within a rights based framework, provided advanced clinical supervision, and enjoy a disposition for innovative ideas, education and teaching.

SWCASA welcomes enquiries and applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to Apply

A position description and further details can be found at our Website under Careers and Volunteers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Mary Clapham (Manager Centre Against Sexual Assault) on (03) 5564 4144 or email mclapham@swh.net.au, using the subject line: Senior Counsellor / Advocate South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurse and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical, Scientist, Pharmacists & Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021, or Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 with the appropriate discipline classification Registered Nurse Grade 4, Psychologist Grade 3 or Social Worker Grade 3. Applicants of other disciplines with relevant experienced are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and Volunteers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 27 June 2021.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

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