Clinical Lead SECASA East Bentleigh Monash Health


Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful.

Our Journey

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA), is a program of Monash Health and has the responsibility in the Southern Region of the Department of Families Fairness and Housing for:

  • The provision and development of effective services to victim/survivors and associated people affected by sexual assault and family violence
  • The provision and development of effective services for adolescents exhibiting sexually abusive behaviours
  • The provision of public education and professional training on sexual assault and anti-violence issues
  • Social planning and processes related to reducing societal violence 

A Day in the Life

As a Grade 3 Clinical lead you will use  use highly specialised knowledge of theories and evidence to assist patients/consumers, families and/or carers/significant others with psychosocial support and advocacy through psychosocial assessment, intervention, counselling, discharge planning, information provision and facilitates access to community services.

What you bring:

  • An ability to ork independently within approved scope of practice to provide safe, evidence-based assessment, outcome measures,  therapeutic care and/or discharge planning according to organisational policies and procedures in order to achieve optimal care 
  • Provide high levels of specialist knowledge, advice or guidance to other clinicians to support safe and effective consumer-centred care 
  • Lead/oversee high-performing clinical teams, and provide expert advice on clinical issues as required 
  • Work collaboratively with consumers, their families and/or significant others and other stakeholders to establish a patient/client focused multidisciplinary management plan, consistent with currently accepted professional standards of practice and evidenced based practice
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to deliver safe consumer-focused care, providing high levels of specialist knowledge
  • Using high levels of specialist clinical reasoning, lead others to prioritise and fairly distribute workloads in collaboration with the team as required
  • Evaluates the distribution of workloads, developing systems that respond to changes in clinical demands as required
  • Ensure timely and responsive management of fluctuating referrals and waitlists as required,  liaising with stakeholders to facilitate seamless healthcare to consumers
  • Demonstrated extensive clinical experience working with and responding to complex trauma related to sexual assault and/or family violence
  • Crisis intervention skills necessary for supporting people who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence
  • Experience working with clients with trauma related to sexual assault and/or family violence
  • Have worked collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to enhance wellbeing and safety for clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience in preparing written reports for therapeutic and legal purposes
  • Excellent team work, interpersonal and communication skills, including building trust and rapport with colleagues and delivery of commitments

What you need:

Social Work

  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Master’s Degree of Social Work that provides eligibility for membership of the AASW
  • Written evidence of eligibility of AASW membership for overseas qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience as a qualified social worker
  • Accredited Social Worker: As approved by the AASW


  • Completion of a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field or working towards such a qualification 



  • Current general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) AHPRA
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a generally registered psychologist
  • Having or working towards supervisor endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in counselling, clinical or forensic psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course.
  • Evidence of participation in clinical research activities


  • Post graduate qualifications in a relevant field or working towards same.

In Return:

  • You will be part of highly committed compassionate leadership team
  • Be part of a service that values you and all you bring to the clinical lead role
  • Strong focus on self-care and professional development
  • Work in a team with a diverse range of experience for you to supervise and develop
  • Receive evidence based training providing you with the skills to be a competent clinical lead in this specialist field
  • Be part of an expanding service with multiple projects focusing on improving service delivery and improving the client experience
  • Provided with a range of internal opportunities within the SECASA service to evidence our commitment to your development
  • Work with a team where social work values are evident in daily practice including being passionate about reducing sexual assault and family violence through social change.

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Amanda Fillingham Manager on 0407 325 458

Monash Health is a great place to work!

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free flu vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and iCare values.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

Please note: applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.