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Family Violence Respondent Practitioner - Ringwood Magistrates' Court

Court Services Victoria

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

Use your skills and knowledge of family violence to provide non-legal support to Respondents in Family Violence matters during the court process. Through single session engagements with Respondents, you will play a key role in making referrals to behaviour change interventions. This includes conducting eligibility assessments and providing recommendations for Mandated Counselling Orders. You will establish and maintain relationships and work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including Judiciary, Court Registrars and community-based organisations.

In return for your contribution, you will receive the following:

  • Ongoing supervision and professional development
  • Competitive remuneration and annual salary increase as provided for in the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2020
  • Varied career progression opportunities within the Family Violence Branch and broader organisation
  • Professional development planning with opportunity for eligible annual progression payments
  • Great support within the family violence practitioner team
  • Some flexible work options may be available at different sites subject to operational requirements. Discussions about flexible work are welcomed with successful candidates

About you

You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in a related therapeutic discipline such as social work, psychology, or social sciences, and demonstrated experience and knowledge of Family Violence including drivers, risks and issues that can exacerbate family violence risk. You will also bring with you sound skills in the provision of support, crisis containment and risk assessment as well as a demonstrated ability to promote Respondent accountability and identify and work against collusion.

A Key Selection Criteria will not be required however applicants must submit a detailed cover letter with their resume.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short cover letter

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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