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Family Violence Practitioner - Women's

Family Life

Transforming lives for stronger communities

  • Full Time or Part Time (30.4 hours per week) Fixed term role 30 June 2023
  • SCHADS Level 6, $92,694 pa, plus superannuation & generous salary packaging available
  • Sandringham or Frankston Locations and remote/online work required
  • Some evening work required

Be part of an organisation that allows you to prioritise your health and wellbeing within a supportive, people-focused culture.

Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach. Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

The opportunity

The Family Violence Practitioner - Women’s, provides intensive, innovative and holistic interventions to victim-survivors of family violence. This includes providing Family Violence counselling to victim-survivors and support to the partners/ex-partners/family members of the men attending the Men’s Behaviour Change Program due to perpetrating Family Violence.

The role works with the women to assess risk, complete safety plans, and requires communication throughout the man’s MBCP service to ensure the safety of the women and children. The Family Violence Practitioner - Women’s role also involves supporting women to address the impact of family violence and to support them in a short-term counselling capacity.

Our ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications (Degree minimum level) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy or related field.
  • Demonstrated Family Violence knowledge and experience.
  • Experience in working with victim-survivors of Family Violence.
  • An understanding of the complexities of Family Violence.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessments and ongoing safety plans.
  • Skill and competency in providing Family Violence specific Counselling to victim-survivors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Salary packaging (up to an extra $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Additional Purchased Annual Leave
  • Home office equipment provided by Family Life to support Hybrid Working
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

How to Apply

For a full position description please visit our careers website: https://www.familylife.com.au/careers/

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal (Click "Apply Now" below).

Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Georgina Cook Team Leader, Family Safety on (03) 8599 5433.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate (effective 15th October 2021). Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

*We will be reviewing applications as they are received, therefore this role may close soon if we find the right candidate. Please apply now to ensure you do not miss out!!

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

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