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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – The Orange Door Colac

About the Orange Door

The Orange Door provides a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families in need of support with the care, development and wellbeing of children and young people, to access coordinated support from community, health and justice services. The Orange Door also focuses on perpetrators of family violence to keep them in view and plays a role in holding them accountable for their actions and changing their behaviour. The Orange Door team members are an integrated, collaborative team from The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, Bethany Community Support, Colac Area Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative. The Government has recently identified the need for additional resourcing within The Orange Door and therefore has provided additional funding for multiple positions.

About the Role

This role is based at The Orange Door Access Point, Colac Area Health however you will initially commence working remotely from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely. No face-to-face appointments will be required with clients whilst working from home unless otherwise specified.

As a Specialist Family Violence Practitioner, you will work within the multi-disciplinary Orange Door team Orange Door Access Point, Colac Area Health and deliver high quality, safe and effective service responses to Victorians seeking support and services through The Orange Door.

You will receive and manage all family violence referrals for women and children to The Orange Door Access Point, Colac, including the delivery of client screening, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals consistent with the Orange Door operational and practice guidelines, relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks. This is a fast paced, short term case management role.

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and you hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You are an experienced family violence specialist with qualifications in social work or a related field. You have experience providing professional, high quality case management, advocacy and support to clients.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check at their own expense.

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre 

As an employee of The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, you will join a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Geelong, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

 

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements

  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging

 

Health and Wellbeing initiatives

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weekly delivery of fruit
  • Pet friendly environment
  • Internal book exchange program
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

 

During COVID 19, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence is providing numerous engagement opportunities for staff to ensure they feel supported whilst working from home, These engagement opportunities include:

  • Regular communications such as a weekly staff newsletter and fortnightly CEO update
  • Organisation wellness channel; virtual afternoon teas, walking meetings, care packages and social initiatives

 

How To Apply

To apply, please go to our website at www.safvcentre.org.au to view the relevant position description and submission requirements. All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. Applications should be sent to [email protected] For a confidential discussion, please contact People and Culture on 03-5222 4318.

In line with the Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety requirements, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre’s application assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online platforms, where possible. Induction processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with our organisation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
    1. A relevant graduate or post graduate qualification in psychology, social work or other
      relevant discipline.
    2. A minimum two years relevant experience.
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge
    1. A comprehensive understanding of family violence including a theoretical framework that includes intersectional feminist and structural theory and locates individuals within their social and familial context
    2. Sound knowledge of the effect and impact of family violence interpersonal trauma on adults, young people, children and non-offending family members.
    3. Demonstrated experience and capabilities working with women and their children who have experienced family violence
    4. Demonstrated capacity to complete family violence risk assessments, develop safety plans, manage risk, deliver brief crisis intervention and case work.
    5. Ability to work within an integrated and multi-disciplinary team.
    6. Demonstrated ability to advocate, liaise and work collaboratively with colleagues from different disciplines and across complex systems.
    7. Demonstrated capacity to apply theoretical frameworks to practice.
    8. Ability to manage complex and demanding work.
    9. Ability to practice independently with a high degree of autonomy and to participate as a member of a team.
    10. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and confidential case notes. 
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, philosophy, aims and objectives of The Orange Door and the SAFV Centre, including working within a collaborative and integrated team environment.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and cultural equity in service delivery.
    • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Referees

    Applicants must provide the name and current contact details of 2-3 professional referees including the most recent or current supervisor.

  • Period of Appointment

    This position is ongoing, dependent on the continuation of funding to the service.

  • Hours of Work

    The hours of work will be between the hours of 9:00am – 5:06pm.
    Flexibility in working hours will be required from time to time as the need arises.

  • Salary and Conditions
    • Annual salary range is $88,984.48 to $92,851.20 plus superannuation (pro rata for part time). Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills
    • Industrial Instrument: The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Enterprise Agreement 2018.
    • Salary Packaging: Provided via Maxxia.  PBI status with other expenses available to package above this cap. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre is a Public Benevolent Institution.
    • Superannuation: The employer will also make superannuation payments on your behalf in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.
    • Probationary Period – 6 months with a review conducted during this time
  • Employee Responsibility – Mandatory prior to commencement

    Employee expense:

    • Valid Working with Children Check
    • National Police Records Check – renewed every 3 years of employment at employee expense

This position description is subject to review and may change in accordance with the needs of the SAFV Centre and The Orange Door, our operation, our clients and our stakeholders.

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