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Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer. We employ women with a range of qualifications, skills, employment and life experiences as part of our diverse staff team.

Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer with VCAT Exemption H119/2017 to employ women only

Women’s Health West is committed to achieving equity and justice for women in Melbourne’s west. We provide services that encompass every level of response to family violence: including primary prevention, intervention and response. We also deliver a range of health promotion programs.

We work within a feminist framework, supporting women and their children to live safe and healthy lives.

We are a child safe organisation and employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a national Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check.

If you are a proactive person with a strong customer service focus, take pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a growing organisation this could be your next long term role.

Positions vacant:


Children’s Counsellor & Group Facilitator

  • Ongoing, EFT 0.8
  • Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 Level 3c
  • Base Salary $69,852 pro rata
  • Generous salary packaging

The counselling program at WHW provides individual counselling and therapeutic group work to children and young people in the western metropolitan region to help them make sense of and recover from family violence.

The children’s counsellor reports to the counselling team leader and is responsible for providing trauma-informed and developmentally-appropriate counselling interventions to children who have been impacted by family violence.

This position conducts assessment of children’s counselling needs and provides child-focused counselling to children and their families. In collaboration with other members of the counselling team at WHW and staff at other agencies, the children’s counsellor plans, co-facilitates and evaluates therapeutic groups for children in the region.

The successful candidate will work within and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and respect, working with the integrated family violence services stream to achieve WHW’s vision of equity and justice for women in the west.

Salary and conditions based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 level 3c. Generous salary packaging options available.

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au  or for further information please phone Tess La Fontaine, Manager Counselling & Case Management on 03 9689 9588.

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 1 March 2018.

Position description – Children’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator (pdf)


Team Leader – Preventing Violence Together

  • 0.8 EFT, Ongoing (or full time if preferred)
  • Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 Level 4
  • Base Salary $76,076 pro rata
  • Generous salary packaging

The Preventing Violence Together team leader reports to the manager – gender equity, and is a member of the Women’s Health West leadership team. This position is responsible for providing leadership, management and coordination of a range of initiatives that contribute to the prevention of men’s violence against women in Melbourne’s west.

This is achieved through leading the delivery of primary prevention projects, collaborative partnerships and activities designed to build gender equity and respond to the drivers of violence against women.

As a team leader in the health promotion program, this position contributes to the formulation of public policy responses relevant to Women Health West’s strategic priorities, and is responsible for developing a range of health promotion resources that include project reports, manuals and publications.

The successful candidate will work within and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and respect, and support Women’s Health West to achieve its vision of equity and justice for women in the west. Women’s Health West works within a feminist framework, supporting women and their children to live safe and healthy lives.

Salary and conditions based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 level 4. Generous salary packaging options available.

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au  or for further information please contact Louise Sadler, Manager – Gender Equity on (03) 9689 9588.

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 5 March 2018.

Position Description – Team Leader Preventing Violence Together (pdf)