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Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: YEX6B
  • Heidelberg location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary package equivalent to $125k pa (inclusive of base salary $106k, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Berry Street's Northern Specialist Family Violence Service provides a Specialist Family Violence team within The Orange Door (North East Melbourne Area - NEMA) as an initiative resulting per Recommendations 37 and 38 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The fundamental function of The Orange Door (also known as the Support and Safety Hub) is to:

  • Be a more visible and accessible contact point for service users requiring specialist support.
  • Provide help for people to identify family violence and child wellbeing issues.
  • Support to access justice and legal support.
  • Offer advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance.
  • Provide specialist support and tailored advice for victim survivors, families and children, and perpetrators.
  • Connection and coordination of access to support.
  • A system wide view of service capacity, client experience and outcomes.  

Currently this position is a mix of in the office and working from home due to the COVID-19 situation while we slowly reintegrate back into the office and perform face to face work as Victorian restrictions are lifted.

Key Responsibilities

The primary focus will be to provide specialist family violence expertise that drives an integrated response by supporting practitioners working with victim survivors of family violence and their children. This role forms part of the practice leadership group comprising a second Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader, Integrated Practice Leaders and a Men’s Family Violence Practice Lead.

This role will also support practitioners to deliver high quality, safe and effective response to victims of family violence and their families. 

About You

You will hold a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on victim survivors and their children. It is advantageous if you also have extensive clinical experience working with mental health and/or dual diagnosis.

You will have advanced practice experience working with multiple and complex needs associated with inter-sectional issues in current practice with family violence referrals, as well as demonstrated experience in managing multiple stakeholder needs.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted as soon as possible as applications will be assessed as they are received.

Queries to Brighid Brodie - Program Manager Specialist Family Violence The Orange Door (NEMA) on 0499 500 110.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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