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Senior Practitioner - Family Violence


Employer: safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 December, 2018.
Applications close: 18 December, 2018.

  • How would you like the opportunity to be at the centre of the biggest change in the family violence sector in Australia’s history?
  • Tues-Thurs 9.30am-6.00pm and Fri-Sat 1.00pm-9.30pm
  • Location 5 to 10km north west of CBD
  • $39.9 per hour plus super and generous salary packaging available

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is the state-wide 24/7 service for women and children experiencing violence providing immediate support, information, advocacy, referral and emergency accommodation. safe steps is the central point of contact for the specialist family violence service system across Victoria. This is an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference at the centre of the biggest changes in the family violence sector in Australia's history. You will be working in a feminist organisation with supportive and friendly colleagues and managers that are committed both to ending family violence and your ongoing development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a case load of women and children, advocate for them and access appropriate support and referral pathways
  • Develop family case plans and conduct risk and needs assessments
  • Support and provides clinical supervision to staff
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in a community/social service profession and/or 3 years’ experience in the field of mental health, alcohol and other drug or family violence including leading a team in a social services setting
  • Significant experience in the provision of family violence or other support services to women and children; experience leading a team in a social services setting
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking comprehensive risk and needs assessments

Desirable Criteria 

  • Competence in using a range of information technology applications including SHIP and Shoretel

safe steps safe steps has an Equal Opportunity exemption to employ only women - EO Exemption H42/2017

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check (including an international police check if resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last ten years), Working with Children Check, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Apply for this position by submitting your cover letter & CV by 9am 10 December 2018. For further information, contact Phoebe Williams on 03 9928 9684 or careers@safesteps.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Practitioner application via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  DRAFT -Position Deisription Senior Prac .doc