Men’s Family Violence Counsellor Western Health


Our Family Violence program is growing and we are seeking outstanding candidates to join our family violence perpetrator responses program in a permanent full-time role. Part-time also considered. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced counsellors to facilitate effective and sustainable behaviour change via the delivery of education, behavioural strategies and support to enable men to establish more positive and respectful relationships, particularly within their family.

Our family violence team is undergoing significant expansion and the Family Violence programme has grown substantially. We are committed to ensuring the safety of women and children experiencing family violence and invite men who use violence an opportunity to change their behaviour.

We are offering outstanding opportunities for the right people. We are committed to providing an environment that fosters and develops your existing skill sets and hopefully some new ones. We can offer you a role that will cement your knowledge and provide you opportunities to grow and broaden your professional portfolio.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Will need a Social Work qualification or relevant experience, in line with the mandatory minimum qualifications requirements for specialist family violence practitioners** – see position description;
  • Will have extensive experience working within the family violence sector;
  • Will have a strong understanding of relevant legislation and practice frameworks relating to family violence practice;
  • Will be an experienced Men’s Behaviour Change Principle Facilitator

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.