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After Hours Domestic / Family Violence Worker - Mount Isa


Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 14 February, 2019.
Applications close: 04 March, 2019.

No evening is the same in Save the Children Australia's After Hours Domestic/Family Violence Response in Mount Isa. You will focus on supporting the needs of people who have experienced domestic and family violence that has led to a police call-out. We need you to prioritise client safety, working predominantly with women and their children.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part time role (27 hours/week), you will provide culturally appropriate, immediate support for people who have experienced domestic and/or family violence. You will also support our specialist DV team delivering healing programs and providing ongoing support for people who have experienced domestic and family violence and/or sexual violence. You will be based in Mount Isa, as part of the Domestic/Family Violence Services team across the Gulf, reporting to the Team Leader.

Hours of operation will be: Sun 8pm-12am, Mon 8pm-12am, Thursday 10am-6pm, Fri 11pm-3am, Sat 8pm-3am and also on "as needed basis" subject to availability of work.

You will make an impact by:

  • Immediately supporting victims in need of protection following DFV police call-outs
  • Providing practical and emotional support to victims
  • Referring to specialist services when and if required
  • Conducting risk assessments where domestic and family violence is identified
  • Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You are committed to make a positive impact within the community. Your cultural awareness and knowledge coupled with your connections and familiarity with existing services will see you be aware of issues and identify emerging trends. You are comfortable and flexible to attend various locations, where it is safe to do so, which will see you provide the required service to meet the needs of the clients.

This role requires:

  • Experience supporting particularly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children
  • Experience working with families exposed to domestic, family and sexual violence
  • Outstanding client engagement and interpersonal skills
  • Class C Driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

What we offer you:

  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Opportunity to complete relevant Certificate and / or Diploma courses
  • Award rate salary with loadings and penalties for working nights
How to apply for this job

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section below.

Applications close Monday 4 March 2019.

If you have further questions, please call Ankur Verma on 0429 067 649 or email: ankur.verma@savethechildren.org.au
Or pop in and visit us at our Mt Isa office:
Overlander Shopping Centre, 121 Marian St, Mount Isa QLD 4825

Position Description - After-Hours DFV Support Worker

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.