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Practitioner - Room4Change Men's Behaviour Change Program

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

THE OPPORTUNITY

Have you been looking for an exciting opportunity to join a leading organisation that is dedicated to addressing domestic and family violence in our community?

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is seeking a Men’s Behaviour Change Practitioner to join the Room4Change team. The Room4Change program works with men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships.

Do you want to work as part of a team to help eliminate domestic and family violence in our local community?

As a Men’s Behaviour Change Practitioner you will play a crucial role in delivering our nationally recognised Room4Change program. Based on the Duluth framework and curriculum our program centres the safety of those affected by violence. Collaborating closely with other practitioners who share a commitment to the safety of women and children, you will work directly with men who have used domestic and family violence to support accountability and an opportunity for change.

THE ORGANISATION

Be more than part of your community – be someone making a difference for people in your community.

DVCS is a non-government, not-for-profit specialist domestic and family violence service that seeks to reduce violence and abuse in relationships. We provide crisis and long-term support services to help break the domestic and family violence cycle. We are here to support people, both during and after crisis situations and also offer programs for those who use violence, with the aim of bringing about change.

ROLE OBJECTIVES

  • Room4Change practitioners work as part of a team to ensure that DVCS provides a high quality, best practice range of domestic and family violence intervention services to the ACT community; which are responsive, respectful, flexible and culturally appropriate.
  • The Room4Change team support DVCS to maintain a positive public profile, work towards change in community attitudes to domestic violence issues, and promote and maintain cooperative and respectful relationships with other agencies.
  • In a co-operative team environment Room4Change Practitioners work with men who have used violence and/or other controlling behaviours to provide case management, outreach, advocacy and comprehensive management plans.

DUTIES

The Room4Change Practitioner is primarily responsible for:

  • Working with men who have used violence and/or other controlling behaviours.
  • Facilitating and observing group work.
  • Providing case management to men with complex support needs including outreach and advocacy.
  • Conducting comprehensive risk assessments and undertake safety planning as part of a comprehensive case management plan.
  • Liaising and networking with relevant government and community agencies as required including Police, Legal Aid, Courts and accommodation providers.
  • Recording relevant data during each shift.
  • Working within a small team environment and be available to work outside of normal business hours.

WHAT WE OFFER

Salary Range: SCHCADS L5P1 – L6P3 commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

  • A dynamic workplace that values innovation and quality practice
  • Opportunity to be part of an organisation helping to create strong, safe, and inclusive communities
  • A commitment to staff well-being through free, confidential support via Employee Assistance Programs and external supervision
  • Professional development through training and development courses
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Salary sacrificing options

MORE INFORMATION

All applicants should address the selection criteria in full, to be considered for interview.

If you have any questions or queries about this position please contact Louise Cutting on 0262806999 or via email at [email protected] using the subject line: Practitioner- Room4Change enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential chat.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

People without direct experience working in Men’s Behaviour Change but who have a strong and demonstrated knowledge and experience base working with people subjected to violence are strongly encouraged to apply. Training and support is available to appropriate candidates.

A position description is attached.

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