- Job posted on: 11th Sep 2019
- Applications close:
For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.
The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service (NFDVS) is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region, providing a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence.
The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Active Holding and Case Management will play a critical role in family violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of women and children who have been referred to NFDVS for specialist family violence case management.
Primarily this role provides an active holding function to women and their children who are accepted for family violence case management and awaiting allocation of a case manager. The service provision includes face to face contact, conducting outreach appointments and telephone support.
You will hold a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on women and their children.
The specialised level of this role will require the ability to be able to reflect and analyse complex situations arising in specialist family violence casework and the commitment to working collaboratively with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with other agencies and the community.
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