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Counsellor / Advocate Child & Family - Morwell

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault

Join Our Team at Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault

Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most?

Gippsland CASA is looking for a passionate individual to join our family of caring professionals.

We value respect, empowerment, dignity and integrity, and we're excited to welcome new team members who share our commitment to these ideals.

At Gippsland CASA, we believe in the power of a diverse and compassionate workforce. We provide a safe and welcoming space for all, where every voice is heard, valued, and respected.

If you would like a change to the countryside, we can offer a relocation allowance, professional development and salary sacrificing.

Counsellor / Advocate – Child and Family

Position number 20036.

As a Counsellor/Advocate at Gippsland CASA, you will provide trauma-informed counselling and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault, collaborate with a diverse team to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, advocate for clients' best interests within the service system and maintain accurate and confidential records while upholding the highest ethical standards.

About Us:

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA) is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Victoria. GCASA is an Incorporated Association, governed by a community-based Board and is funded to provide comprehensive sexual assault support services and sexually abusive treatment services across the Gippsland Region. Our mission is to support survivors of sexual assault, empower individuals, and foster healing in our community.

Why Choose Gippsland CASA?:

  • Celebrate Diversity: We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where your unique perspective and experiences are appreciated.
  • Passion for Change: Join a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of survivors.
  • Empowering You: We believe that your well-being is the key to your success. Our commitment to your personal growth and self-care will help you thrive both professionally and personally.
  • Ongoing Learning: Be a part of an organisation that values continuous learning and professional development. We're committed to supporting your growth.
  • Giving Back Together: At Gippsland CASA, we know the importance of giving back to the community. Join us in our outreach and community engagement activities as we work together to make a positive impact beyond our counselling rooms.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • A degree or equivalent certification in social welfare, counselling, social work, psychology, or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of counselling experience.
  • Strong clinical and communication skills.
  • An understanding of diversity, inclusion, and a commitment to respecting all clients.

A copy of the Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria is available online here or send an email request to [email protected] using the subject line: Counsellor / Advocate Child & Family enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be willing if required to travel across the region and to Melbourne as negotiated for training and development.
  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s licence.
  • Hold a current Working with Children’s check.
  • Provide a current National Crim Check

Classification: Health and Professional Services Award

Position Fraction: Full time

Location: Based in the Multidisciplinary Centre Morwell

The successful applicant will be appointed for a six-month probationary period during which time, regular clinical and line management supervision is provided. At the conclusion of this period a performance review will be held with the CEO and Clinical Manager; after which, a decision will be made to offer ongoing employment or to cease employment with the Agency. 


All applications must include a current resume with 3 referees names and contact details, an application letter and must address the key selection criteria.

If you have any further queries regarding this position, please contact:

Kate Neocleous

Clinical Manager

PH: 5134 3922

GCASA is culturally inclusive and welcomes applications from diverse cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and or from the LGBTQIA+ Community.

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