Have you recently been sexually assaulted?


How WestCASA can help

Counselling to help you deal with your feelings about what has happened and any concerns or problems you may have because of the assault.

Information about common difficulties people experience after an assault and how to manage these.

Information about your legal options.

Assistance with the legal process such as liaising with police, preparing to be a witness and organising support for you in court.

Referrals to doctors who are sensitive to the needs of someone who has been sexually assaulted.

Counsellors who will listen, believe and support you.

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.

Position Available:

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 info@westcasa.org.au and via the link below.

Download Position Description (PDF) –
After Hours Crisis Care Counsellor/Advocate (Casual)

Applications close at 9.00am Monday 4th June 2018.

WestCASA is committed to the safety of all children in the community. We recognise our specific legal and duty of care obligations to mitigate the risk of harm to young people aged 12 to 18 years who use our service directly and younger children as siblings and family members of adult service users. WestCASA has systems, policies and processes that ensure we are a child safe organisation.