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Family Violence Intake & Assessment Practitioners x4

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • 4 positions available
  • Part-time to Full-time flexible opportunities available depending on preference
  • Bayside Peninsula lifestyle, Frankston location
  • Join a team dedicated to innovation and change in the Family Violence sector

This position will form part of an integrated team in the Frankston Support and Safety hub, providing women families and young people with coordinated access to the information and support they require to be safe, strong and connected.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver intake, screening, triage and assessment to clients providing service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals
  • Identify, assess and prioritise risk and needs of women and children, drawing on the expertise of different practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Contribute specialist skills and knowledge in the context of family violence
  • Participate in training and development activities designed to build capabilities to work effectively in the Hub environment

About you:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or related tertiary qualification relevant to Child & Family Welfare
  • Experience working with families and children experiencing Family Violence utilising the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) to conduct family violence risk assessments, supporting the woman to manage risk and safety whilst holding perpetrators to account for their behaviour
  • Make recommendations and referrals to appropriate services based on the needs and risk assessment which takes into account client choice and the range of service options available
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team valuing expertise from different sectors applying various lenses to complex problems
  • A sound understanding of Integrated Family Violence Services and Child Protection systems
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role and the work of Good Shepherd please explore our website: www.goodshepherd.com.au.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

A position description is attached.

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