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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner - Triage and Response

Berry Street Victoria
  • Job no: RJEFD
  • Categories: Social Work, Family Violence
  • Eaglemont location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Multiple part time and casual roles available
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $105k pa (inclusive of base salary - $87k 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

Berry Street’s Northern Specialist Family Violence Service (NSFVS) is a provider and access point for integrated family violence services in the Northern Metro Melbourne sub-region. The service provides a range of support services to families who have experienced family violence.

These roles play a critical role in Family Violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of victim survivors and children into any supports they need. The referrals are a combination of police referrals, victim survivors presenting to the service directly and referrals from other services. 

These roles are is currently on a working from home arrangement due to the COVID-19 situation and the successful applicant will be expected to integrate into the team from home to begin with, slowly reintegrating into the office and performing outreach as Victorian restrictions are lifted.

We have three positions available, please confirm which roles you are interested in within your cover letter. Positions are subject to funding and could be extended depending on program budget;

  1. Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term until 30 June 2021
  2. Part time (0.8EFT), parental leave cover until 30 June 2021
  3. Casual position, between 1-2 days per week work.

Key Responsibilities

The primary focus of this role is working closely with the presenting victim survivors and their accompanying children and undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and developing safety plans. The ability to engage with victim survivors who are experiencing multiple and complex vulnerabilities, including managing challenging situations is a key component of this role.

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.

The specialised level of this role will require the ability to be able to reflect and analyse complex situations arising in specialist family violence casework and the commitment to working collaboratively with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with other agencies and the community.

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 by the closing date.

Queries to Sarah Rogers, Program Manager Triage and Response NSFVS 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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