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After Hours Family Violence Response Worker - Mount Helen

Berry Street Victoria
  • Mt Helen location, Wadawurrung Country
  • Part time (0.4EFT), permanent role
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $94,000pa (inclusive of base salary - SCHCADS Level 5, 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 Western Family Violence Program is a provider and access point for integrated family violence services in the Central Highlands sub-region. The service provides a range of support services to families who have experienced family violence.

The After Hours Family Violence Response Worker will work directly with women and children, assisting them to identify their own needs and strengths, support woman with identified barriers and where appropriate function as an advocate in an after-hours and weekend roster.

Key Responsibilities

This part time, 2 days per week role will cover a variety of functions including responding to Safe Steps, Police and other referrals participating in Intake as well as providing a range of response interventions which are identified through risk assessment and increasing the safety of the women and children the service responds to. The After Hours Family Violence Response Worker will also carry a case work function and also participate in an after-hours on call roster. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing women and children an immediate face to face after hours response.
  • Coordinating and advocating to address the immediate safety and risk concerns.
  • Responding to “on call” after hours requests from clients accommodated in Berry Street crisis family violence properties.

About You

  • Ability to work after hours and weekend rosters.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues, policy and legislation relating to family violence.
  • Proven ability to provide case management providing direct support, assistance and advocacy for clients who have experienced trauma.
  • Strong focus on safety and risk assessments.
  • Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other services and government agencies.

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.

Queries to Nicole McCarty, Program Manager - Intake & After Hours on 03 5331 3558.

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by clicking Apply Now below.

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.

A position description is attached.

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