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Family Violence Practitioners x2

Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Opportunity for family violence practitioners to bring their expertise to a role focusing on the safety of women and children.
  • Part-time, fixed-term opportunities for 12 months, with the possibility of extension.
  • Highly competitive sector remuneration and salary packaging benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for motivated and experienced family violence practitioners to join Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) in this important role with staff who have been delivering effective client focused services and outcomes for over 70 years in Victoria.

About RAV

RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years. Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Western, you will work in a collaborative manner with the Family Violence team across centres as well as with external partners. Service delivery must be consistent with the Family Safety Victoria ‘Minimum Standards 2018’ as per the No To Violence implementation guide. This role will primarily focus on the delivery of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCP) as well as undertaking assessments for those seeking to enter family violence programs and risk management of participants. There is also a component of Family Safety Support in this role.

We are seeking two experienced family violence practitioners to join our skilled team of family violence professionals at our Sunshine centre. We are offering fixed-term contracts for 12 months (with the possibility of extension) to the successful candidates. There are two (2) part-time positions available; one four (4) days per week and the other is covering maternity leave at three (3) days per week, both will include evening shifts to deliver MBC programs.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, or a related social science discipline.
  • Completion of ‘No to Violence’ Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management, (Male Family Violence), Swinburne University (preferred) or significant relevant group work experience.
  • Experience in the provision of high-quality assessments of individuals and families, where family violence is an identified risk.
  • Significant experience working with families affected by family violence.
  • Knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) Framework and safety planning is highly desirable.

A full copy of the position description is attached below.

What we offer

A competitive sector remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $84,583k - $90,672k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to PBI tax-free salary packaging. RAV is an ‘employer of choice’ in the community sector who provides best practice professional development, training and supervision and work and life balance conditions and benefits.

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv.

For specific queries about this position contact Anne-Lise Alphonse, Coordinator Family Violence Northern and Western, by phoning 0427 260 812.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

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