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New Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) opens in Wyndham
The Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault (WestCASA) will soon call the Wyndham Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) home, following the official opening of the new centre on 29 May.
The Wyndham MDC will bring together specialist sexual assault and family violence services under one roof in Melbourne’s fast growing western suburbs and features counselling and advocacy support services, general health checks, therapeutic support, forensic medical services, as well as guidance through the justice system.
The MDC was opened by the Family Violence Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter, Minister for Police The Hon Lisa Neville MP, Minister for Families and Children The Hon Jenny Mikakos MP and Treasurer The Hon Tim Pallas MP.
WestCASA is not currently operating services from the MDC – an official date for our move will be announced shortly.
After this time, if you are currently seeing your counsellor at Footscray or Melton that will continue unless you wish to change locations.
After Hours Crisis Care Counsellor/Advocate (Casual)
WestCASA is a community based not-for-profit sexual assault, family violence and trauma counselling service operating in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne for over 29 years. WestCASA provides counselling, a crisis response, advocacy, education and training and is located in Footscray with outreach to Melton, Wyndham and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women’s prison) at Deer Park. WestCASA also co-ordinates a Statewide response by CASA’s to women exiting prison.
WestCASA is in the process of transitioning to be a partner with the Gatehouse Centre, Victoria Police (Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Team – SOCIT & the Westgate Family Violence Unit) and Child Protection in the establishment of a Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) in the city of Wyndham. This means that WestCASA, as an organisation will be based at Hoppers Crossing from some time in the first half of 2018.
This position will be casual and part of the after-ours on-call crisis care team.
The successful applicant will join a team consisting of Counsellor/Advocates, the after-hours on-call crisis care team, office administrators, Team Leaders, Co-ordinators, the Clinical Services Manager and the Chief Executive Officer. WestCASA is governed by a community based Board of Governance.
Position description is available from email@example.com and via the link below.
Applications close at 9.00am Monday 4th June 2018.