Counsellor/Advocate Morwell

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA) currently has positions available for Counsellor/Advocates to work within the Gippsland Multidisciplinary Centre and across various outreach sites within the region.

GCASA is funded to provide crisis intervention, individual counselling and group work, professional consultation, community education and community development activities throughout the Gippsland region.

The successful applicants will be offered comprehensive training, professional development and clinical supervision, together with a  great workplace experience that is thriving on a culture of continuance learning and development.  GCASA offers an attractive salary package which includes post graduate allowance where applicable and salary sacrificing opportunities.

The successful applicants will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in the area or social welfare, counselling, social work, family therapy, psychology, creative arts therapies or community mental health nursing or similar discipline. Candidates will also have the following conceptual, therapeutic and enabling skills:

Conceptual skills

  • Understanding the impact of trauma in young people and adults to guide therapeutic approach
  • Understanding of child development theories (including cognitive, psychological and relational)
  • Understanding of sexualised behaviour from within a developmental and eco systemic context

Therapeutic skills

  • Capacity to work systemically
  • Trauma informed
  • Capacity to tailor therapeutic responses to meet the needs of the individual and family / care systems
  • Capacity to work in a culturally safe way

Enabling skills

  • Engagement with family/carers
  • Comprehensive assessment, intervention and case        planning skills
  • Contextual and systemic approach
  • Strengths focus (individual / family-care) contexts

GCASA, through it’s values of Empowerment, Respect, Dignity and Integrity is committed to providing equal opportunity and access for all and welcomes any person into the service regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

For further information on these positions, please contact Kate Neocleous on 5134 3922

To be considered for any GCASA role, you must answer the selection criteria contained within the applicable position description.

Position descriptions can be obtained by contacting [email protected] using the subject line Counsellor/Advocate enquiry via Seek.

Applications should be submitted via the Seek website by 5:00pm on 13th December, 2021.

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Counsellor/Advocate Bairnsdale

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA) has an exciting opportunity available for a Counsellor/Advocate based in Bairnsdale and outreaching to multiple sites across Wellington and East Gippsland.

Are you ready to work for an organisation that truly values their staff?

At GCASA you will have the opportunity to enhance the safety and quality of life by assisting in reducing the incidence and impact of sexual assault. GCASA is funded to provide crisis intervention, individual counselling and group work, professional consultation, community education and community development activities throughout the Gippsland region.

All positions come with a competitive, above award package which includes post graduate allowance where applicable and salary sacrificing opportunities, flexible working hours are offered to ensure work/life balance is a reality. GCASA staff are supported with a generous Professional Development budget, ongoing training, clinical supervision and a positive and supportive team environment.

which includes post graduate allowance where applicable and salary sacrificing opportunities.

The successful applicant will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in the area or social welfare, counselling, social work, family therapy, psychology, creative arts therapies or community mental health nursing or similar discipline.

GCASA, through it’s values of Empowerment, Respect, Dignity and Integrity is committed to providing equal opportunity and access for all.

Equality is the focus of GCASA, and the service is committed to ensuring it’s work reflects this.  GCASA welcomes any person into the service regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

Position descriptions can be obtained by contacting Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault on 03 5134 3922 or email [email protected] using the subject line relevant to the role you are interested in i.e.) Counsellor/Advocate enquiry via Seek.

To be considered for any GCASA role, you must answer the selection criteria contained within the applicable position description.

Please address the selection criteria to Jane Barr, CEO at [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm on 15th December 2021.

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