About the role
Specialist Trauma Service Counsellor/Advocate (0.8 EFT)
1 Year Contract
The successful applicant will provide counselling to people who experience sexual assault, related family violence and other trauma within the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. The role will also take intake calls and undertake assessments for clients within DPFC who have experienced sexual assault and related family violence trauma either recently or in the past, to enable access to our service. Though the role will predominantly be based at the DPFC, on occasion there may be a requirement to attend WestCASA’s counselling services at Werribee, Footscray and Melton.
Our staff receive regular clinical supervision and support through the Clinical Services Team and access to generous and contemporary professional development both as part of a team and as an individual. WestCASA is known for its strong commitment to providing a learning environment and support for staff in their growth and development in this area of work. It supports staff to develop capacities in relation to knowledge of current research and best practice in responding to complex trauma.
We provide services within a feminist and rights-based framework.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and understanding of the personal and political issues surrounding sexual assault & family violence. You will have experience or a strong interest in working with complex trauma in a therapeutic environment. You will be an excellent communicator, able to work independently and contribute to a resilient team.
WestCASA provides a varied, engaging, and supportive professional work environment. Our staff form a vibrant and committed team. They are valued for their contribution and commitment and are supported in their professional development aspirations.
WestCASA welcomes applications from Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal people, and those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds.
About the organisation
WestCASA provides sexual assault counselling, advocacy, education and training services to the western metropolitan region of Melbourne. WestCASA is located in Werribee and delivers services on a weekly basis to three outreach locations in the Cities of Footscray, Melton and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (the women's prison) at Ravenhall. WestCASA also provides services to the Cities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay & Maribyrnong.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Specialist Trauma Service Counsellor/Advocate (0.8 EFT) via Pro Bono Australia.