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Family Violence Advisor

Berry Street Victoria
  • Eaglemont location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term role from 22 February 2021 - 09 July 2021
  • Salary package full-time equivalent up to $107k pa (inclusive of base salary $90k FTE, 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

The Northern Family Services team is seeking a 0.8EFT Family Violence Advisor to sit within the Family Services Program. This unique role incorporates elements of Family Violence and Family Service expertise.

The primary objectives of the role are:

  • To support case management of Family Services clients experiencing family violence including but not exclusive to care teams, attending court and advocacy with Police and other stakeholders.
  • To increase capacity building by providing secondary consultation to the Family Services staff in the North East, concerning matters of family violence.

Key Responsibilities

This role is based at our Eaglemont office and provides consultations to mainstream Integrated Family Services agencies for clients and NEMA referrals for families experiencing family violence. The role utilises a gendered theory framework and child-centred family-focussed approach to engage parents and work towards building their capacity to provide for the safety, stability and development of their children in line with the Best Interests framework.

About You

You will have a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and the ability to operate at an agency, inter-agency and cross-agency level. The experience to recognise and respond to family violence in both perpetrators and victim survivor cohorts is important factor of this role, along with knowledge of the landscape of family violence and other health and human services in the catchment.

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 should include a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position.

Queries to Amanda Brown, Team Leader Adolescent, Family and Parenting Programs 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.

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