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Organisation : Sunbury Community Health

Location : Melbourne (Footscray and Sunshine)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Community Support Services, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2019

About the role

This position presents an opportunity to work within an exciting new model for responding to elder abuse.  Based on recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Integrated Model of Care for Responding to Elder Abuse will strengthen elder abuse responses within the health system.  As a Counsellor within this model, you will provide a specialist service to clients and families affected by elder abuse, while also building capacity within the health and community sector to identify and respond to suspected elder abuse. 

The position will be based at Western Health, Footscray or Sunshine Hospital, two days per week (Monday & Tuesday).

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified with a relevant qualification in Social Work or Counselling, and experienced in the delivery of counselling services to clients experiencing, or suspected to be experiencing, elder abuse.  You will also enjoy working collaboratively with project partners to provide a specialist counselling service. Your proven ability to effectively work in a client centred and carer/family inclusive model of care, and an understanding of family systems, grief and loss, and trauma response will help you be successful in this position.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Sunbury Community Health

Sunbury Community Health Centre (SCHC) is a not for profit, community owned organisation serving Sunbury and surrounding communities. With more than 230 staff and volunteers, the Centre provides a diverse range of health and community services within a social model of health including counselling, early childhood education, family day care, planned activity groups, dentistry, adult and childhood allied health and support services, health promotion initiatives and residential aged care. SCHC is committed to ensuring that our community has access to high quality, person centred, community based primary health care services

SCHC is located in one of Australia's fastest growing regions just 15 minutes off the Ring Road, we offer competitive salaries, a friendly and flexible work environment with excellent salary packaging benefits. ary health care services.


How to apply

Position Description : 2019 PD Elder Abuse Counsellor

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Counsellor – Elder Abuse via Pro Bono Australia.


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