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Crisis Accommodation Coordinator - The Orange Door

Berry Street Victoria
  • Located at The Orange Door in Broadmeadows or any access points in the Hume Moreland LGA, Wurundjeri Country
  • Full time, fixed term 12 month position
  • Salary package equivalent up to $119k pa (inclusive of base salary range $100k, 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 is that 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 (Hume Moreland Area) 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.  

This role will be based at the Hume Moreland Orange Door in Broadmeadows, any access point developed in the network within the Hume Moreland LGA or our Eaglemont site.

Key Responsibilities

The Crisis Accommodation Coordinator is a clinical leadership position supporting Hub Practitioners to deliver high quality, safe and effective responses to victim survivors of family violence and their families by focusing on the following areas:

  • Close collaboration with Hub Practitioners regarding crisis and intervention referral pathways for victim-survivors.
  • Secondary consultation to all Hub Practitioners regarding referral options.
  • Hold portfolios of Crisis Accommodation within The Orange Door, (be a key contact to Hub Practitioners and provide consultation on this referral option and coordinate access to emergency accommodation and related support services).
  • Support Hub Practitioners to identify alternative referral pathways for clients where Crisis Accommodation is not suitable.

This role is a unique position and is required integrate and provide support to Hub Practitioners of any partner agency in The Orange Door which includes practitioners and leaders from Child Protection, Child Wellbeing (Child First), Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Perpetrator services.

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.

Our ideal candidate will have expert knowledge and experience working in specialist family violence leadership roles with victim survivors, families and perpetrators.  

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.

Please find a complete Position Description attached below. 

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. To submit your application, please follow the Apply Now link. 

Queries to Sally Waddell, Program Manager Specialist Family Violence The Orange Door, on 03 9450 4700.

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.

Berry Street is categorised as an Authorised Provider and this position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

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