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Specialist Family Violence Workers x2 - Women's Counsellor

Berry Street Victoria
  • Eaglemont location
  • Two part time positions (0.8EFT), one permanent and one fixed term
  • Salary package full time equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)

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 Opportunity

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 Worker – Women’s Counsellor will work from a framework that promotes a woman’s sense of self and encourage her own empowerment and provide counselling to women who have experienced family violence.

We have two positions to fill, both part time (0.8EFT) with one permanent role and one fixed term role until 01 September 2020.

Key Responsibilities

This role will operate within a collaborative and supportive team environment with a strong focus on partnerships with relevant external organisations.

The role will facilitate single-session, short-term and medium-term counselling to women who have experienced family violence along with group work as required that supports the recovery of impacts of family violence. A demonstrated understanding of the effects of violence and adversity on women and their infant/children/adolescents and an understanding of contemporary responses to these issues is key to succeeding in this role.

You will be a tertiary qualified professional (minimum Bachelor level) with an understanding of the multi factorial contributors to the experience of family violence by an individual woman. You will have experience providing counselling to women who have experienced family violence and knowledge and understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the ability to articulate a feminist practice framework, including the impact on women and children.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here.

To download the position description, please click here.

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