about westcasa

Employment Opportunities

MDC Intake Counsellor Advocate (0.8 EFT)

The position is to be worked over four days per week of 7 hours 36 minutes each.
There is some flexibility in how hours are worked.

WestCASA is a community based not-for-profit sexual assault counselling service operating in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne for the past 32 years. WestCASA provides specialised trauma counselling, crisis response, advocacy, education and training and is located within Multi-Disciplinary Centre in Werribee with outreach to Footscray, Melton and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women’s prison) at Deer Park.

This position will be offered as a permanent position subject to ongoing funding. The successful applicant will join a team consisting of 22 Counsellor/Advocates, an after-hours on-call crisis care team (7 -10 casual staff), 3 office administrators, a Human Resource Consultant and the Chief Executive Officer. WestCASA is governed by a community based Board of Governance.

The Chief Executive Officer has responsibility for the strategic direction, overall operation and management of the service in conjunction with the Board of Governance. All staff are accountable to the Chief Executive Officer.

WestCASA receives funding to deliver sexual assault support services from the Victorian State Government.

WestCASA aims to provide a service that facilitates the recovery and healing for women, men and young people over the age of 12 years who have experienced sexual assault using an empowering, respectful and culturally sensitive therapeutic and community approach.

VCAT Exemption No. H229/2014 means that only women can apply for this position.

For full details on the MDC Intake Counsellor Advocate (0.8 EFT) position > Download position pdf

For further information regarding the position:
Please contact Robyn McIvor on phone (03) 9216 0411.

Please submit a written application addressing the Key Selection Criteria and include three referees to:
Robyn McIvor,
Chief Executive Officer,
WestCASA, 236-Hoppers Lane,
Or email: info@westcasa.org.au

Applications close 5 pm 4 June 2021
Interviews will be held the week beginning Monday 7th June 2021