- Job posted on: 12th Jun 2020
- Applications close:
The Community Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner will work alongside Uniting Wimmera staff to provide timely and appropriate therapeutic interventions and support services to improve the safety, emotional health, wellbeing and sense of empowerment for people and their children, experiencing or recovering from family violence. Support must be trauma informed and include enhancing an individual or family’s safety, confidence, life skills and independence and covers issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, parenting and others.
The target group is highly isolated adults, children and young people, including Aboriginal victim survivors who are victim survivors of family violence, with little to no access to public transport or access in an environment that is safe and from a community perspective. Indistinct or non-described reasons for the visit i.e. medical appointment, health nurse, due to the setting in which the consultation would be held. They will reside in very small towns or farming communities.
Services provided may include assessment, information and referral, education, individual and group therapeutic support. Services also aim to break the cycle of violence for children and young people experiencing or recovering from family violence by enhancing coping skills and self-esteem and facilitating the development of non-violent life strategies. The practitioner may also provide assistance to victim survivors seeking intervention orders through, advocacy and referral services.
The project will run three days a week, each day dedicated to traversing one of the three main highways across the Wimmera to isolated, towns, localities and normally out of reach areas; the Western Highway to the South Australian Border, Wimmera Highway to Apsley and surrounding localities and the Sunraysia Highway as far north as Patchewollock. Flexibility will be built in to enable outreach to cluster sites of small rural localities as needed.
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Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community
Grampians Community Health has generous salary packaging in addition to salary and access to ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence). Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation
All Grampians Community Health employees are required to hold a:
(These checks will be carried out at the expense of Grampians Community Health if required)
A position description is attached.