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Family Wellbeing Workers (Family and Domestic Violence) x2

Maribyrnong City Council
  • Permanent part-time - 15.2 hours per week
  • Temporary part-time - 22.8 hours per week until December 2021
  • Band 6 ($87,869 - $95,203 pro rata) plus 9.5% super
  • Footscray, Melbourne

About us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The opportunity

Our Community Strengthening and Maternal and Child Health Teams are seeking applications from suitably experienced and appropriately qualified Family Wellbeing Workers to provide a high-quality service designed to meet the needs of residents experiencing family or domestic violence, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in their care.

As our Family Wellbeing Workers, you will collaborate closely with the Team Leaders Community Strengthening or the Maternal and Child Health Service, to provide innovative and diverse approaches that ensure the best outcomes for vulnerable residents impacted by family or domestic violence. Both Family Wellbeing Worker positions will work collaboratively to ensure consistent advice and support is provided to families within our municipality.

We are currently recruiting two Family Wellbeing Workers with practical clinical experience, as follows:

  • 1x permanent part-time position working 15.2 hours per week within our Maternal and Child Health Team.
  • 1x temporary part-time position working 22.8 hours per week until December 2021 within our Community Strengthening team.

Council may choose to consolidate both above-mentioned positions to create a temporary full-time role until December 2021 for the right candidate. Hours of work will then revert to 15.2 hours per week on a permanent part-time basis in January 2022, unless otherwise agreed and extended.

Are you already a Victorian Local Government employee? If so, we will also consider a secondment opportunity for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement tailored interventions for families and individuals identified by the Community Strengthening / Maternal and Child Health services;
  • Undertake risk assessments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of individuals and families;
  • Provide specialist advice and consult on internal family violence matters or programs, providing outreach services to families and individuals as required;
  • Provide specialised short term counselling and support to families and individuals as required;
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of engagement initiatives to build community capacity on issues relating to family and domestic violence;
  • Liaise with and refer to specialist family and domestic violence agencies and services.

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a similar discipline with some relevant experience;
  • Experience working in a clinical setting with individuals, children and families experiencing complex needs and risk issues, in particular family and domestic violence;
  • Sound knowledge of the resources and services available in the community with respect to family and domestic violence, crisis interventions, child protection, health, legal, income security, immigration policy, disability and housing.

These positions also require:

  • A current Working with Children's Check;
  • A pre-employment medical assessment and no relevant criminal record found in a police check;
  • A current Victorian driver's license.

Why choose Maribyrnong?

  • Work cross-functionally in a friendly, supportive and professional multidisciplinary team;
  • Access to Council's Study Assistance Policy;
  • Flexibility that suits your needs and ours;
  • Work in a meaningful role within a Values-driven organisation.

These positions require an understanding of the impact of family and domestic violence on diverse communities and their intersectionality. So, if you are a passionate advocate of vulnerable others seeking a role where you can make a genuine difference in a diverse and community-focused environment, apply now!

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter via our careers website telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position and outlining your relevant experience in support of your application by the closing date listed. Please be sure to indicate in your application which Family Wellbeing Worker position is your preference.

To download a copy of the full position description please visit us at: maribyrnong.recruitmenthub.com.au.

We are a child-safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Enquiries: Katherine Marshall, Team Leader Community Strengthening on 9688 0298 or Carol McIntyre, Coordinator Maternal and Child Health and Immunisation on 9688 0144.

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