about westcasa

Employment Opportunities

Counsellor / Advocate
Team Leader
Full time

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 the past 30 years. WestCASA provides counselling, a crisis response, advocacy, education and training and is located in the Multi- Disciplinary Centre (MDC) in Werribee with outreach to Melton, Footscray, Wyndham Vale and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women’s prison) at Deer Park.

WestCASA is a partner with the Gatehouse Centre, Victoria Police (Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Teams – SOCIT & the Westgate Family Violence Unit), IPC Health, Women’s Health West, and Child Protection in the Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) in the City of Wyndham.

We are seeking a dynamic people leader, whose demonstrated ability to manage a team, equals their clinical knowledge and experience. This role will support, develop, and lead an exceptional team of dedicated and experienced Counsellor Advocates based at the Wyndham MDC.

WestCASA is a not-for-profit organisation with a community-based Board of Governance and a member of the state-wide peak organisation of sexual assault services, SAS Victoria. Services are funded by the Victorian Government.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

For further information regarding this position please contact Karen Woolford, HR, and Central Service Manager on (03) 9216 0411.

Please note due to the face-to-face nature of our service this role will predominantly be based in the office with some flexibility to work from home.

Please submit a written application addressing the Key Selection Criteria and include two recent professional referees to:
Karen Woolford
HR and Central Services Manager
WestCASA
Level 2, 236 Hoppers Crossing,
Werribee  VIC  3030
or email to karen@westcasa.org.au
> download the job description pdf here

Counsellor / Advocate
Full time (0.8 EFT)

1 Year Contract

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 30 years. WestCASA provides counselling, a crisis response, advocacy, education and training and is located in Werribee, with outreaches at Footscray, Melton and the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women’s prison) at Ravenhall.

The successful applicant will provide counselling to people who experience sexual assault and related family violence and other trauma. The position will be based within WestCASA’s counselling services at Werribee, Footscray, Melton and / or Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

Staff receive regular clinical supervision and support through the Clinical Services Manager and access to professional development both as part of a team and as an individual. WestCASA has a strong commitment to providing a learning environment and support for staff in their growth and development in this area of work.

WestCASA supports staff to develop capacities in relation to knowledge of current research and best practice in responding to complex trauma. WestCASA provides services within a feminist and rights-based framework.

WestCASA is a not-for-profit organisation with a community-based Board of Governance and a member of the state-wide peak organisation of sexual assault services CASA Forum. Services are funded by the Victorian Government.

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 and will consider flexible work arrangements. 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 Aboriginal women and women from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds. WestCASA welcomes applications from people who identify as LGBTIQ+.

Written application must address the Key Selection Criteria and include three referees and submitted to:
Karen Woolford
Human Resources Manager
WestCASA
Level 2, 236 Hoppers Crossing,
Werribee  VIC  3030
or email to recruitment@westcasa.org.au
> download the job description pdf here

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