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Residential and Community Domestic Violence Case Worker


Employer: West Connect Domestic Violence Services Inc.
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • 35 Hours Full Time
  • To be female is a genuine requirement for these positions under (Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977)

Agency overview

West Connect Domestic Violence Services (WCDVS) provides a holistic response to women and children who are experiencing domestic and family violence and related homelessness. Our organisation works to prevent and respond to domestic violence through education and evidence based programs and services. We utilise the principles of empowerment and self-determination to support and advocate for woman and children to live lives free from inequality and violence. West Connect Domestic Violence Service works across the Penrith/Nepean/Blue Mountains/Blacktown/Hills and Hawksbury districts

We are a not-for-profit organisation for more information about our work and values please visit http://www.wcdvs.org.au/.

About the position:

We are seeking a caseworker who is skilled in providing support to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. The successful applicant will be willing to undertake further training in using a trauma-informed and strength based approach in their work.

Essential:

  • Understanding the drivers and gendered nature of violence against women
  • Proven ability to provide case management providing direct support, assistance and advocacy for clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other services and government agencies
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Availability to participate on an on-call roster
  • Current NSW drivers licence

Desirable:

  • Ability to work with Aboriginal and CALD women and children in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Current first aid certificate

Employment as per SCHCADS Award.

How to apply for this job
  • Please address individually each of the Essential and Desirable Criteria set out above
  • Provide your most recent CV
  • Provide the contact details of 2 referees

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a “Working with Children” and a “Criminal Record” check prior to commencement of employment.

Email applications to: Intake2@wcdvs.org.au, using the subject line: Residential and Community Domestic Violence Case Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Enquiries: 02 4732 2318

Closing date: No deadline, please apply as soon as possible.