Social Services - Counselling and Integrated Family Services

Echuca is a vibrant tourist town with exciting cultural heritage, restaurant scene, sporting facilities, seemingly endless leisure and recreational options all within 2 ½ hours from Melbourne. Excellent preschool, primary and secondary education options are available.

After a $65 million redevelopment completed in August 2015, Echuca Regional Health comprises 113 beds providing a comprehensive range of services to the 45,000 people living in the catchment areas of the Shire of Campaspe and Murray River Council. The services include emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, urology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dental, chemotherapy and haemodialysis services. Echuca Regional Health encompasses an aged care service, Glanville Village, which accommodates 60 residential beds.

Echuca Regional Health is the largest employer in the Campaspe Shire, employing over 800 staff. With a strong focus on increasing our capacity as an outer regional teaching health service, Echuca Regional Health employees are dedicated professionals who strive to deliver the best possible care to their community.

Employee and family benefits include:

* Comprehensive learning and development program

* Flexible employment practices

* Salary packaging

* Extended employee assistance program (including support for family members)

* Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

* Employee recognition program

* Free onsite parking.

Echuca Regional Health is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Echuca Regional Health says NO to Family Violence.

Job Details
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Department: Echuca Regional Health
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Campaspe
Reference: VG/SS140120
Closing Date: 04-Feb-2020
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for Work at ERH 2020.pdf (PDF, 124KB)


Counsellor Mental Health Practitioner PD.doc (Word, 302KB)


Integrated Family Services Practice Lead PD.doc (Word, 300KB)


Residential Aged Care Counsellor PD.doc (Word, 303KB)


Contact: Fiona Clark
(03) 5485 5800

Position Details

The Social Services Department at Echuca Regional Health is expanding due to additional growth funding and Maternity leave. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team which values an integrated approach to care to support positive outcomes for our community. 

The following positions are available:

Practice Lead Integrated Family Services .6 FTE Maternity Leave Position 6/04/20- 22/03/21

1.8 FTE Older Persons Mental Health Clinician and Generalist Counsellor Fixed term until July 2020 

Echuca Regional Health Social Services Department is recruiting within the Counselling and Integrated Family Services Program Streams. 

Following positions exist: 

  • Implementation and provision of Psychological Treatment Services for older persons residing in Glanville Residential Aged Care Facility 
  • Generalist Counsellor to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention to promote psychological wellness in accordance with a stepped care approach to treatment services 
  • Integrated Family Services Practice Lead responsible for the provision of safe and effective service delivery of Integrated Family Services at Echuca Regional Health. Responsibilities include case practice supervision, education and leadership as well as ensuring compliance with Department of Health and Human Services Best Interests Case Practice Model and the implementation of the Safe and Together Family Violence Practice Framework. 

Relevant qualifications in Allied Health Mental Health are mandatory. Enquiries should be directed to Fiona Clark, Manager Social Services on 03 5485 5800 or fclark@erh.org.au   

All applications must address the key selection criteria and include three professional referees. This position requires completion of a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to formal appointment. 

How to Apply: 

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.  If you experience technical difficulty please contact: 1300 366 356 for assistance.  

If you require access to a computer to complete your online application please contact our Education Department: 03 54855286.

Applications must include:

  1. A covering letter;
  2. Resume;
  3. Completed online questionnaire;
  4. A document addressing the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description; and
  5. Three professional referees. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Fiona Clark, on: (03) 54855800  

Applications close midnight 4 February 2020


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