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Family Services Family Violence Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria
  • Located at our Preston office
  • Part-time 0.6 ongoing position
  • This role is classified as SCHADS Level 6 with Salary packaging available

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

This is a Family Violence portfolio role within the Family Services program. The role provides child-centred, family-focused case management support to families with multiple and complex needs and who are experiencing risks and vulnerabilities resulting from the impacts of family violence. Where appropriate, the role also works with fathers who use violence by holding them accountable for their behaviour and raising awareness of the impacts of family violence on their children with the aim of supporting better parenting choices. Where appropriate and within the capacity of the role, the position also provides family violence consultations to Family Services Practitioners within the program, in order to build the capacity of Practitioners regarding responses to family violence.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural science, or an associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream.
  • Demonstrated advanced level of experience and competency in using contemporary family violence theories and assessment frameworks including the Safe and Together Model and the MARAM framework in interventions with families who have experienced family violence and who have multiple and complex needs. Demonstrated experience providing interventions with fathers who use violence.
  • Demonstrated experience in actively engaging vulnerable children, young people and families, particularly those who are reluctant to use support services, utilising a child-focused family-centred approach. Demonstrated experience in delivering a range of interventions to improve their safety and outcomes, including therapeutic education regarding impacts of violence, safety planning and developing, implementing and reviewing safety plans.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to working within the 'Best Interest Principles' outlined within the Child, Youth and Families Act 2005 and a sound understanding of the Victorian Child Protection system.  Demonstrated resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence or neglect.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to reach the best outcomes for children, young people and families, including a demonstrated understanding of the CISS and FVISS.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office packages and other statistical databases such as IRIS.  Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills.

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For a detailed position description: Download File PD_FV Practitioner_FS_Pt_Nth_April 2021.pdf

For further enquiries contact Jan Pfeiffer on 0408 053 196.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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