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Specialist Children's Worker - Wyndham

Safe Futures Foundation


Safe Futures Foundation (SFF) is a not for profit Specialist Family Violence Organisation that provides frontline services to women and children to help them escape control, abuse and violence and rebuild their lives. Safe Futures has been responding to family violence and changing people’s stories for over 40 years. Safe Futures has grown to be the largest provider of crisis accommodation in Victoria - which includes, 3 core and cluster refuges, 19 crisis properties and nomination rights to 39 Transitional Houses. Safe Futures delivers therapeutic responses to women and children in the community affected by family and domestic violence. We are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the generous support of donors.

Safe Futures foundation is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of all people involved in our service, including all children and young people.

Safe Futures Foundation is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion of all individuals from diverse backgrounds and to the safety and inclusion of individuals with a disability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake comprehensive and high quality risk assessment and safety planning to meet immediate needs of children with complex needs experiencing family violence
  • Provision of daily complex case management support to women and children, including case conferencing and co-ordination, exit planning, closure and timely file management.
  • Complete comprehensive support needs assessments focusing on strengths and building capabilities
  • Liaise and develop effective working relationships with partner agencies and key stake holders providing services and supports to women and children experiencing family violence and homelessness including Vic police, legal, housing, drug and alcohol, mental health, child protection and other specialist services
  • Provide input into the development of procedures and guidelines to improve effectiveness of service delivery and contribute towards ongoing program development of services for children
  • Keep abreast of relevant theory, legislative and policy development in family violence
  • Participate and contribute to organisational change process
  • Perform other duties, consistent with the broad spectrum of the position, as required and directed by the Chief Executive Officer or managers.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A tertiary qualification in Social work, Psychology, Early Childhood development or education or equivalent
  • Must have 2 years specialist children's worker experience within a family violence setting is desirable
  • An understanding of relevant theories and practice frameworks that relate to Child Development, Trauma Informed Practice, Family Violence, therapeutic interventions, case management and support services
  • Case Management Experience with particular skills in responding to children
  • Knowledge of the CRAF (Common Risk Assessment Framework)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in, intake and assessment, case planning in relation to family violence, service provision, safety planning, managing a case load and client advocacy
  • Problem solving capabilities evidenced by seeking relevant information, liaising with stakeholders, analysing issues, seeking different perspectives, identifying and progressing workable solutions, and implements and evaluates outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Can start ASAP

Other info

  • Wyndham based (Western Suburbs of Melbourne)
  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Level 5.1 of the SCHADS Award

A position description is attached.

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