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Specialist Domestic & Family Violence Practitioner - Maryborough

Act for Kids

About us...

Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-based professional therapy and support services to children and families, who have experienced or are at risk of harm. Established in 1988, we have helped over 170,000 children, young people and families at our 30 centres across Australia.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

About the job...

We are seeking a dedicated Specialist Domestic & Family Violence Practitioner to join our caring, compassionate and friendly team based in Maryborough.

This position is full-time, fixed term to 31 December 2022. Extension of employment contract beyond December 2022 is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

Working as part of the Intensive Family Support (IFS) Service, this position will provide specialist domestic and family violence advice and assistance to colleagues and people contacting the service.

Key responsibilities

  • Assess referrals into the IFS to screen for domestic and family violence.
  • Undertake risk assessments where domestic and family violence is identified.
  • Provide colleagues and enquirers with advice on safe engagement strategies for families affected by domestic and family violence.
  • Participate in home visits where appropriate.
  • Assist with the assessment of client needs and decisions regarding intensive support, case management and referral pathways.
  • Maximise the domestic and family violence capability of the IFS in partnership with local domestic and family violence services.

About you...

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • At least 5 years working in a domestic and family violence capacity.
  • An understanding of contemporary issues and challenges in the field of child protection and approaches to enhancing child safety and wellbeing.
  • Experience and knowledge of domestic and family violence issues including theory, dynamics and the impact on individuals, families and communities.
  • Ability to engage, empower and build strong working relationships with a diverse range of clients stakeholders, partners and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated assessment, analytical and counselling skills, as well as strong communication skills (written, verbal and non-verbal).
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 5.1 – 5.3 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $84,855 - $88,703 plus 10% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees).
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance.
  • Strong values based organisation.
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities).
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal.
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Angelita Healy on 0458 791 118 or angelita.healy@actforkids.com.au using the subject line: Specialist Domestic & Family Violence Practitioner - Maryborough enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Act for Kids require all team members to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption. Employees covered by a state Public Health Direction must be fully vaccinated by the state relevant date ie. VIC 15 Nov 2021; NSW 30 Nov 2021; SA 8 Dec 2021, QLD 15 Dec 2021. Act for Kids requires all other employees to be fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 by 31 January 2022 or have an approved medical exemption.

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