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Family Violence Practitioner - Hume Moreland

DPV Health

DPV Health is a leading healthcare services provider operating out of Melbourne’s northern growth corridor. Our professional staff deliver a wide variety of clinical, community health and wellbeing services.

At DPV Health, we pride ourselves on being inclusive, and actively embrace and celebrate the diversity of all people within our communities. We are passionate about supporting people to lead happy, healthy lives. We are dedicated to working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with a disability and people from migrant or refugee backgrounds.  DPV Health is a Child Safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick accredited organisation; dedicated to the continued support for our LGBTIQ+ community. 

 Job Description

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission and the Roadmap for Reform was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (‘Hubs’) across Victoria to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported. These Hubs are known as The Orange Door.  

The Orange Doors brings together different workforces and practices to create an integrated Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each Orange Door area to create a new way of support for:

  • Women, children, young people and families experiencing family violence;
  • Perpetrators of family violence;
  • Families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of infants, children and young people.

The Orange Door teams includes a mix of staff employed by FSV and staff employed by CSOs, Aboriginal services and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).

A little about the role:  

DPV Health Family Violence Team provides a comprehensive service to Women, Children and Perpetrators within the region. All positions involve engaging with men who use family violence in ways that invite accountability, change and safety.

 The current Men’s Family Violence Practitioner positions will be located at The Orange Door Hume/Moreland (Broadmeadows, Coburg & Sunbury), working collaboratively within multi-agency teams to collaboratively assess risk and act as a first point of contact for clients seeking support. Our practitioners engage with men who are using family violence to invite accountability and change, along with linking clients into ongoing supports relevant to risk. Predominantly phone-based work via L17 active referrals, there are also opportunities to engage self-referred clients in person.

Our Men’s Family Violence Practitioners play an important role in initial engagement with men who use family violence. The role requires invitational client engagement skills, a nuanced understanding of men’s family violence drivers and contributing risk factors, a collaborative attitude, and a passion for social justice and transformative change.

About you:

  • You will demonstrate personal and professional commitment to social justice and transformative change
  • You'll have an understanding of gendered drivers of men’s family violence and commitment and openness to critically reflect on own practice in individual and group supervision
  • You'll demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to support integrated risk assessment and planning, including participating in case conferences, meetings and the resolution of stakeholder issues under the MARAM framework.
  • You'll be experienced in working with individuals with complex needs and risk issues in Family Violence and experienced in any of the following service areas; Family Services, Child Protection, Housing, Disability, Mental Health and/or Drug & Alcohol services.
  • You'll also hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology Human and/or Community Service or be willing to obtain
  • Post graduate certification qualification in Male Family Violence desired although not required.

The DPV Health Way

The health and wellbeing of our people is at the core of our employee and client experience. All perks are curated with care, allowing you to thrive at work and in all personal and professional pursuits. Knowledge sharing, ongoing learning and development, engagement and recognition are key pillars in our culture and values.

  • Work-Life Balance: We are well equipped to support a hybrid approach to the future of work. We understand that work-life balance is important and accommodate flexibility for team members wherever possible. Flexible, family-friendly working arrangements and remote work – just ask us!
  • Health and Wellbeing: We promote health and wellbeing for our people, just like we would for the communities we serve. We provide discounted fitness and health insurance memberships free, on-site vaccinations, and confidential counselling services, just to name a few.
  • Professional Development – with access to modern, digital eLearning you’ll have flexibility of course timing with access to shorter, more customised content. Accompanied by face to face training, your continual professional development is always top of our priority list. A $500 allowance is available per annum, pro-rata for part time colleagues.
  • Salary Packaging – part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, saving thousands in tax each year!

The fine print

  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received, candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. 
  • Please indicate your preference for Orange Door location in your application.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Check, hold a valid WWCC and NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Full driver’s license and travel between sites is required.

If you are seeking a role in an excellent, innovative, and supportive team, in a progressive and growing organisation, we would love to hear from you. Click Apply today!

For further enquires contact Swarup Pokhrel on 0407 187 720 or Derryn Porat on 0498 646 731.  

DPV Health is committed to the Victorian Child Safe Standards in policy and in practice to promote and protect the best interests of all children involved in our services.

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