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Practitioner - Orange Door, Inner East

Eastern Domestic Violence Service
  • Exciting opportunity to work with EDVOS in a new government initiative
  • Permanent ongoing role at SCHADS Level 5 with access to industry leading employment benefits and NFP salary packaging
  • Full and Part Time Positions Available (0.8 and 1.0 FTE)
  • Excellent Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Multiple Positions Available

BACKGROUND:

The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • A more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • Help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • Advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • Specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators
  • A strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • Connection and coordination of access to support
  • An approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response

The Orange Door brings specialist practitioners together from a range of services to work within an Integrated Practice Framework. These services work together to provide services to victim-survivors of family violence, families in need of support to enhance children’s wellbeing, and perpetrators using family violence.

About the Opportunity:

As an EDVOS team member within The Orange Door, the practitioner will provide screening, assessment, triage and short-term responses to all incoming referrals for victim-survivors through the Integrated Practice Framework. The Practitioner will work in close partnership with practitioners from other agencies in the Orange Door, to increase the safety of women and children experiencing family violence through direct service provision.

ABOUT EDVOS

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national. EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.

EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.

You are someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in; intake, family violence risk assessment and safety planning, case planning and referrals, and client advocacy with a demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, the principles and practices of a specialist family violence service to support women to make informed choices.
  • An understanding of relevant theories and practice frameworks that relate to family violence, including the gendered nature of family violence, knowledge of trauma- informed, strengths- based and person-centred practice, and the EDVOS suite of services.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Feminist theory, principles and practice.
  • Capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, young women, CALD clients and women who identify as LGBTI clients both over the phone and face-to-face.
  • Demonstrated understanding and respect for child safety principles.

Please review the Position Description for a full list of key selection criteria

Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.

A copy of the key selection criteria can be accessed by downloading the full Position Description available below or at our website at www.edvos.org.au/get-involved.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

For further information regarding the Practitioner - Orange Door position, please contact Gabrielle Hitch, Program Manager Assessment and Response and Relationship Lead Outer East on (03) 9259 4200.

EDVOS predominantly employs women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, as per the findings of Equal Opportunity exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. This is due to the specialist nature of the work and the services that EDVOS provides to women and children who are responding to family violence in the community.

EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI. EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children (including the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children with a disability and children who identify as LGBTI).

All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.

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