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Domestic Violence Worker - Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service

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  • Join a supportive team of professionals who are passionate about ending domestic and family violence in the community
  • Attractive hourly rate circa $37.54 - $40.39 plus super and salary sacrificing options

About the Organisation

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to using its specialist knowledge and skills to prevent domestic and family violence in the community and to empower those affected by it.

Established in 1987, CRDVS has grown from a small team of volunteers to become one of the first four Regional Domestic Violence Services to receive funding from the Queensland government in 1992. Led by a Board and with 25 staff, the organisation provides a free, confidential and highly professional service for family members who are currently or who have experienced, domestic and family violence.

CRDVS is a child safe organisation and all children who come into contact with their services will be provided with a welcoming and safe service.

The service is staffed by a close-knit team of qualified professionals with experience in adult and child counselling, court support and training. Their vision is clear, and at the heart of everything they do:

"Making a difference – bringing domestic and family violence to an end"

About the Opportunity

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS) currently has a rewarding opportunity for a Domestic Violence Worker to join their team in Mareeba on a full-time basis (38 hours per week / 76 hours per fortnight), performing outreach services to Kuranda once per week.

Reporting to the Senior Practitioner, you will be primarily responsible for providing crisis intervention, crisis counselling and Domestic Violence Protection Order applications as required to ensure victims in crisis receive a timely service, and medium to long-term DV counselling to persons who are affected by domestic and family violence.

More specifically, your duties will include:

  • Providing crisis assistance, crisis counselling, and assistance with protection order applications to victims of domestic violence, working under general supervision and within the guidelines of relevant legislation;
  • Assisting at Mareeba Domestic Violence Court, providing information, referrals and general support to respondents and other CRDVS, court or police staff with court or protection order matters;
  • Providing community education, in collaboration with other agencies, working towards a concerted approach for the elimination of domestic and family violence within the region;
  • Preparing and maintaining appropriate, accurate and confidential records of client work, including case management plans and Redbourne referral outcomes;
  • Actively participating in regular case management meetings with other CRDVS team members; and
  • Attending Domestic Violence Court Team briefing meetings to provide information and general assistance to the Domestic Violence Worker (Court Support) in relation to CRDVS assisted protection order applications.

For more information please click here for the full position description.

About You

To be considered for this position you will hold a tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, community welfare or a related social science field; or be working towards a relevant degree with demonstrated experience in this field.

You will have demonstrated skills in providing crisis counselling, risk assessment, case management, advocacy and crisis intervention, with a strong understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic and family violence and its effects on women, together with knowledge of cultural differences and associated needs.

Importantly, you will be resilient, comfortable working in a collaborative team environment, and have a sound knowledge of legislation impacting on situations of domestic and family violence.

This position will be best suited to someone who is genuinely passionate about addressing and reducing domestic violence in the community, and has the resilient personality and strong coping mechanisms to do so.

Please Note: All applicants must hold, or be willing and able to obtain, a Working With Children Card and a formal Police Criminal History Check. You will be confident using a range of computer software, including Microsoft Office applications.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding opportunity to join a supportive and flexible workplace, with a team of professionals that are devoted to ending violence in the community.

In return, you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly rate circa $37.54 - $40.39 plus super and the option of salary sacrificing!

If you are looking for a highly rewarding role, this is it. CRDVS is proud of the high level of support that staff are given.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, as well as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

This is your chance to help empower women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Make a genuine difference - Apply Now.

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