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Senior Family Violence Practitioner

Employer: CatholicCare
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 25 January, 2019.

  • Full time fixed term – until 30 June 2020
  • Values Based Organisation
  • Salary Packaging, & paid Leave benefits

Relationships are at the heart of why CatholicCare exists. We help people to build positive relationships, and repair connections when needed.

CatholicCare works on behalf of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale with a mission to break down the barriers to social inclusion by strengthening families and communities.

We are currently seeking a full time Senior Family Violence Practitioner to join our Integrated Family Services Program in the Footscray Office until 30 June 2020. This position seeks to provide case management support services to parents and their children who have experienced family violence, as well as focusing on strengthening relationships and preventing family breakdown and ensuring the best interest of the child are met.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Integrated Family Services the position will be involved in but not limited to:

  • Assessing referrals and requests for family violence case management services
  • Providing a case management service for children, young people and their parents, including CALD families and children
  • Contributing to an integrated and collaborative child-centered, family focused service system
  • Recognising, and responding appropriately to perpetrator behavior and perpetrator driven risk
  • Encouraging joint family violence risk assessments (CRAF assessments) and safety plans; and enhancing information sharing

Applicants will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or equivalent (such as Psychology, Social Science)
  • Demonstrated experience working in the family violence service system; and extensive knowledge and experience of risk assessment frameworks
  • Proven therapeutic experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families especially in the area of family violence and working with clients from CALD communities

For a detailed position description, go to:

How to apply for this job

Applications can be made via the CatholicCare website Careers page: or apply in writing to, using the subject line: Senior Family Violence Practitioner application via EthicalJobs. All positions are subject to a satisfactory Police Check, Working With Children Check, and Working Rights in Australia. Enquiries can be directed to the HR team on (03) 9287 5554.

Applications close 25 January, 2019.

CatholicCare has PBI tax status, and the salary can be packaged to the benefit of the incumbent.

CatholicCare is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process.