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Specialist Family Violence Case Manager (0.6-0.8 FTE)

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

About The Role

This role is based in Geelong, however you will initially commence working a combination of working remotely from home and in the office due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely.

This position provides specialised first point of contact for our service in the assessment of adults, young people, children and families (with non-offending parent/s) who have experienced sexual assault or family violence, and for children and young people who engage in problematic or abusive sexualised behaviours.

As the first point of contact for our organisation it is important that the intake service provides an informed, timely, consistent, client-centred response that is focused on a high quality service.

The position reports to the Intake Team Leader and is supported by a team of highly skilled and qualified practitioners. Regular professional supervision, valuable peer and organisational support as well as training and professional development are provided.

About You

With a degree qualifications in social work, psychology or similar discipline, you will be able to demonstrate experience in case management, client advocacy, risk assessment and delivery of accurate and confidential case notes. You will be confident in identifying case management and therapeutic needs for clients based on a client centred approach.

If you share our vision for a community free from family violence and sexual assault and are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.  We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. 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.

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

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/careers to view the 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.

We are currently accepting applications from direct applicants only, no recruitment agency applications accepted.

Closing Date

5:00pm, Wednesday 17th February 2021

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
    • Degree or above qualification in social work, psychology or related discipline.
    • Minimum two years experience working in the family violence sector.
  • Essential skills and knowledge
    • Demonstrated understanding of the assessment of risk in relation to family violence and provision of crisis intervention and casework with women and children from diverse backgrounds who have experienced family violence.
    • Excellent understanding of the gendered nature and complex dynamic of family violence including the impact of family violence on women and children and the ability to articulate and apply to practice and advocacy.
    • Demonstrated ability to reflect and analyse complex problems and provide workable solutions.
    • Demonstrated capacity to adapt, support and manage change.
    • Demonstrated skills in building relationships with a range of government and other key stakeholders at a systemic and individual planning level.
    • Demonstrated ability to flexibly manage completing priorities and assist others to do so.
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, continual improvement, risk management and occupational health and safety.
    • A comprehensive understanding of the family violence service system including knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and the Common Risk Assessment Framework.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, purpose, aims and objectives of The SAFV Centre
    • Commitment to the continuous quality improvement and inclusive diversity in service delivery
    • Current full Victorian drivers 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
    • This ongoing position is part-time (0.6 – 0.8 FTE – 3 or 4 days per week)
    • Hours will usually be worked during business hours of 9:00am to 5.06 p.m. between Monday to Friday.
    • The working days are based on the needs of the service.
    • Flexibility in working hours will be required from time to time as the need arises.
  • Salary and Conditions
    • Annual salary range is $90,439.44 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.
    • Current Drivers Licence

     

This position description is subject to review and may change in accordance with the needs of The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, our operation, our clients and our stakeholders.

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