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Family Violence Case Managers x4


Employer: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 04 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About the role

We currently have 4 Family Violence Case Management positions available which consist of.

  • Full Time, Permanent Ongoing
  • Full Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Ends August 2020)
  • Full Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Ends 12 Months from start date)
  • Part Time (0.8), Fixed Term Contract (Ends June 2020)

The Case Manager Family Violence is an integral member of the family violence team and delivers high quality short response as well as longer term intensive case management services to women and children who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, family violence, including women who choose to remain in the relationship. The role contributes extensive knowledge and understanding of family violence to outreach case management and supports clients accommodated in refuge and transitional housing, delivering valued services and outcomes.

As part of the Family Violence Team, participation in the After-Hours Crisis Response roster, court support and duty rosters and community-based outreach are requirements of this role. An After Hours on call allowance and call-out penalty rates are paid for participation in the After-Hours Crisis Response.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing client-centred casework across the Bayside Peninsula region, utilising the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) and a comprehensive needs assessment of women and children through trauma informed, systems and developmental frameworks
  • Developing agreed case plans with women and children with multiple and complex needs, bringing about outcomes which promote, safety, stability and recovery from family violence through a coordinated care team approach
  • Assisting with community engagement and education across Bayside Peninsula as required

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide outreach case management including the ability to carry out comprehensive risk and needs assessments and respond appropriately
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. trauma, substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts of family violence and the capacity to apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to practice
  • Experience working in the family violence sector is highly desirable
  • Experience working with mothers and children in a high security refuge environment
  • Demonstrated success in maintaining external networks and collaborative relationships with professionals both internal and external
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing written reports, maintaining records, including case notes and data base reporting
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Full Australian Driver’s License

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

To apply please review the attached position description and submit a short covering letter outlining which Family Violence position you are applying for along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au using the subject line: Family Violence Case Manager application via EthicalJobs. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

Supporting materials  PD - FV Case Manager July 2019.pdf