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Family Violence Response Worker

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Casual Rates
  • Bayside Peninsula Location
  • Multiple Casual “On–call” roles
  • Flexible working opportunities

Around the world the Good Shepherd network is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. All of our services are informed by the latest evidence and research and adopt a best practice approach. We are committed to continuous improvement, innovation and delivering measurable outcomes.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to staff wellbeing. We offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff and a competitive remuneration package. We encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to salary packaging.

About the role

The Casual Family Violence After Hours Response Worker is an integral member of the family violence team and delivers high quality face to face crisis responses to women and her children who are experiencing family violence across the Bayside Peninsula Region. The responses will be to locations within the region and may include motels, police stations, hospitals or other locations.

The role contributes extensive knowledge and understanding of family violence to crisis responses delivering valued services and outcomes during evenings, weekends and public holidays on an individually negotiated basis and in response to service needs.

Utilising the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) this role will conduct a comprehensive risk and needs assessment of women and children through trauma informed, systems and developmental frameworks and provide safety planning, material aid and emotional support bringing about outcomes which promote safety and service access for immediate needs.

The Casual Family Violence After Hours Response Worker will work in partnership with a Primary Family Violence Case Manager in delivering the response and share the reporting and administrative requirements. This role is classified at level 5 SCHADS 2010. There are a variety of weeknight and weekend shifts to be covered. An on-call allowance is offered, and a 3 hour minimum recall at casual rates.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential
  • Experience working with cohorts of the community who experience multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage (e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people with disability; people from LGBTI communities).
  • Demonstrated experience assessing risk, needs and protective factors of children, safety planning and determining appropriate referral pathways
  • Demonstrated therapeutic skills and the ability to apply a trauma framework to the various presentations of women and children experiencing trauma
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. trauma, substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts of family violence and the capacity to apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to practice
  • Demonstrated success in maintaining external networks and collaborative relationships with professionals both internal and external
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing written reports, maintaining records, including case notes and data base reporting
  • Flexibility and availability to deliver the after hours service during evenings and/or weekends and/or public holidays
  • Demonstrated success working as part of an effective and productive team, along with the ability to be self-directed
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Full Australian Drivers Licence and access to a fully comprehensively insured motor vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed

To find out more about the role and the work of Good Shepherd please explore our website: www.goodshepherd.com.au.

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