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Men's Practitioner - Bendigo

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op

About BDAC

BDAC is an ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation) registered as a member under the umbrella of VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and represented nationally through NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation).

BDAC was founded to represent and provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on Djaara Country.

BDAC has a responsibility to ensure growth of services, development of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, better and improved health outcomes for our people, improved quality of life and be a lead agency in providing self-determination employment and career pathways for Aboriginal people.

What We Are Offering

  • Full Time role
  • $47.50 per hour
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Supportive work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

About the Position

The Men’s Practitioner is an integral member of the Therapeutic and Healing Team.

The role delivers high quality case management and group work with men who use violence in their relationships, as participants in our Merrijig Mooroopook Program. Our work is client focused, ensuring assessment, risk management and wellbeing for Merrijig Mooroopook participants.

About You

  • Interest in working in the area of family violence or community services, preferably in case management of individuals or families.
  • Commitment to working with men, preferably Aboriginal men, using skills in advocacy, empowerment, positive change and improving wellbeing.
  • Understanding of the impact of colonisation and intergenerational trauma on the Aboriginal individuals and families we work with.
  • An understanding on the drivers of family violence, and a willingness to assess, monitor and work collaboratively to reduce violent and abusive behaviours of program participants.
  • Willingness to take on relevant/necessary training re; family violence frameworks, assessing risk and developing meaningful safety plans.
  • Experience in designing, delivering and/or participating in group work. An interest in evaluating participant’s experiences of group work with the aim of continuous improvement.
  • Administration skills, case noting, documentation and the ability to liaise with external stakeholders such as Dept of Justice, Courts and other relevant programs.

Preferred?/Desired/Mandatory Education, Training and/or Competencies

  • Qualification in Community Services, Social Work or a related field will be highly regarded.
  • A willingness to complete study towards Mandatory Minimum Qualifications for working within the family violence sector.
  • MARAM training will be highly regarded, or a willingness to complete mandatory Comprehensive training in MARAM.
  • A commitment to the guidance of the Nargneit Birrang Aboriginal Holistic Healing Framework for family violence.

How to Apply

If this role sounds like the role for you then click on the link below and apply by attaching your CV and a cover letter detailing how you suit the role.

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

For more information about this position please contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected], using the subject line: Men's Practitioner - Bendigo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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