The Strength2Strength Program is a client-centred trauma informed therapeutic response for children and their mothers who are victim survivors of family violence, which includes therapeutic services delivered via outreach and through centre-based sessions.
A partnership response has been activated to maximise client access, safety, empowerment and therapeutic outcomes. The Strength2Strength operates through a partnership of key service providers including: Family Life, Salvation Army, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, SECASA and Peninsula Health.
The interventions target children and their mothers from diverse populations, with the aim of:
- Strengthening therapeutic responses and improving outcomes;
- Building evidence about effective practice approaches for responding to victim survivors of family violence, including victim survivors from diverse populations;
- Determining, through evaluation, how these approaches might be incorporated into future service delivery frameworks and organisational operating models; and
- Increasing access to a broad range of therapeutic approaches to family violence victim survivors including adults and/or children across diverse cohorts.
The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver evidence-based, trauma informed services to women and children impacted by family violence and support the innovation of service responses and sector reform.
- Provide trauma informed therapeutic intervention to women and children impacted upon by Family Violence.
- Managing a caseload of clients, as well as providing support and assistance to co-workers on their cases.
- Working flexibly across a range of service delivery sites, including the provision of outreach support to enhance service accessibility.
- Performing other partnership related tasks as required to assist the program in meeting its contractual and compliance obligations.
Qualifications and experience:
- Tertiary qualification in Psychology and/or equivalent
- Experience delivering therapeutic interventions for victims of Family Violence
- Full registration to AHPRA
- Demonstrated experience in using a variety of evidence-based trauma oriented interventions for adults
- Capacity to work with ambiguity and uncertainty in the context of ongoing environmental change and complex problems for vulnerable members of the community.
- Willingness to provide outreach interventions to engage with clients and ensure accessibility
An ideal candidate will also possess the following:
- National Police Record check is required
- A current and valid Working with Children Check is required
- A current Victorian Drivers licence is required
If you require further information about the role, please contact Rosie Di Giovanni on 03 9257 9611.