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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Permanent Part time (0.8 FTE)
  • Hastings
  • SCHADS Level 6, $104,605.49 (plus super and salary packaging)

Role Purpose

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner will work within the Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Services (IFS) team to support mentor and ensure services are well coordinated, and Family Services caseworkers have the skills needed for high quality support to families who experience, at risk of or have experienced family violence.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide consultations and guidance to experienced case managers around MARAM assessment and planning safety for families where there is family violence risk internally and externally across Bayside Peninsula
  • To undertake comprehensive MARAM assessments and share information as required to ensure women and children’s safety and planning
  • To be involved in Communities of Practice including, Safe and Together community of practice & MARAM community of practice and other relevant liaison and networks
  • Attendance at Family Violence & Family Services working group meetings
  • To provide group work support and facilitation as required

About you

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline is essential
  • Relevant experience in the family violence sector and experience working with families presenting with complex needs and behavior’s (e.g. substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability, relationship issues) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated case management and case work experience, and relevant training, in working with families who have experienced family violence
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating parenting programs and/or group work with children, young people and families

Family Violence Minimum Mandatory Qualifications under Recommendation 209

As per the minimum mandatory qualifications requirements via[1]minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioner.

About Us

Our 2023-2027 strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role in advancing it. We aspire for all women, girls, and families to be safe, well, strong, and connected. We strive for equity, dignity and social justice for women, girls and families by collaborating globally and acting locally, supporting our communities in Australia and New Zealand to thrive.

We want women, girls and families to live full and dignified lives, have dignified income and enjoy financial wellbeing.  We aim to provide place-based, people-centred, holistic services while working at the system level to achieve bold and audacious reform. We currently offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family and domestic violence support services, family and youth programs, playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and strong advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality. 

Good Shepherd employees are committed to inclusive practice that responds to the specific needs, context, and circumstances of service participants. We embrace the diversity and intersectionality of individuals and recognise a person’s right to a unique identity comprising culture, language, ability, community, gender, sex, sexual orientation and lived experience.


  • 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
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • + more

How to apply

To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV. Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

To request a copy of the position description, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Specialist Family Violence Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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.

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