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Family Violence Respondent Practitioner - Sunshine 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.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short cover letter

A Key Selection Criteria will not be required.

Other information

CSV is the employer of staff at Courts Group. CSV has a firm commitment through its Koori Employment Plan to increase participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. Those from the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of all ages, with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and those who are neurodiverse, are encouraged to apply.

We aim to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Talent Acquisition team via [email protected] using the subject line: Family Violence Respondent Practitioner - Sunshine Magistrates' Court enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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