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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Youth, Women's Organisations & Services, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 03 September, 2019.
Applications close: 15 September, 2019. (Expired)

  • Eaglemont location
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary package equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)
  • Case Work & Community Development

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity:

The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service (NFDVS) is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region, providing a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence.

This position will engage with key stakeholders in the North East to develop and deliver family violence training and resources to meet the identified needs of these stakeholders in relation to the impact of family violence on mothers, infants and children.

Key Responsibilities:

This role provides specialist family violence case management to up to 10 women and their children. Outreach case management (assessment and support) is conducted in a variety of settings that are assessed to be safe for both the worker and the woman. The service has arrangements across the Northern Region which offers access to this service for women.

This role is expected to be assessing family violence risk and working intensively with women and their children to identify goals and achieve them. This role includes facilitation of weekly group for women and their children in partnership with a crisis accommodation service in Melbourne’s North East.

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About You:

You will be a tertiary qualified professional in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline with an understanding of the effects of violence and trauma on women and their infant/children/adolescents and an understanding of contemporary responses to these issues.

You will have experience in casework with women and children who have experienced family violence and an understanding of developing and delivering training in accordance with a required project work plan.

The Benefits:

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family
How to apply for this job

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