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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner - Active Holding and Case Management


Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 September, 2019.

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

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.

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Active Holding and Case Management will play a critical role in family violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of women and children who have been referred to NFDVS for specialist family violence case management.

Key Responsibilities

Primarily this role provides an active holding function to women and their children who are accepted for family violence case management and awaiting allocation of a case manager. The service provision includes face to face contact, conducting outreach appointments and telephone support.

About You

You will hold a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on women and their children.

The specialised level of this role will require the ability to be able to reflect and analyse complex situations arising in specialist family violence casework and the commitment to working collaboratively with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with other agencies and the community.

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.

To download the position description, please click here.

How to apply for this job

Applications including resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 22 September 2019. Queries to Kate Cannon – Program Manager Case Work, Counselling, Crisis Response & Community Projects on 9450 4700.

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here.

Please click here to apply for this job.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.