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Specialist Family Violence Case Manager – Aboriginal

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

The Specialist Family Violence Case Manager – Aboriginal, is delivered by The SAFV Centre in partnership with Wathaurong. This position is based in Geelong (Regional Victoria) 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.


This role provides intensive support for a 12 week period to women and children who are experiencing or have experienced family violence. It uses a strong understanding of the gendered and complex nature of family violence and evidence based risk factors to continuously asses a client’s risk and safety, while also addressing other support needs identified with the client.


This program is run in collaboration with the Wathaurong Co-operative and aims to provide a cohesive service approach to addressing the needs of local Aboriginal women and children, (particularly those at higher risk) whilst enhancing access to child and family support, health services and justice services for Aboriginal women. This role will provide an innovative and culturally appropriate range of support services that encourages positive engagement of Aboriginal women within the services 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 have an ability to manage complex and demanding work whilst being highly autonomous. Previous experience building strong relationships in communities is desirable.

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 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.


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.

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


Closing Date

5:00pm, Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience

    Your application must address the following:

    • 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 experience and capabilities in the assessment and management of risk, crisis intervention and case management.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the issues relating to family violence within a gendered feminist, structural, individual and family context.
    • Sound knowledge of the effect and impact of interpersonal trauma on adults, young people, children and their non-offending families.
    • Demonstrated ability to advocate, liaise and practice collaboratively across complex systems.
    • Demonstrated capacity to apply theoretical frameworks to practice.
    • Ability to manage complex and demanding work.
    • Demonstrated skills in building relationships with a range of government and other key stakeholders at a systemic and individual planning level.
    • Ability to practice independently with a high degree of autonomy and to participate as a member of a team.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and confidential case notes.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, values and purposes of The SAFV Centre.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and cultural equity in service delivery.
    • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Referees

    Applicants must provide two to three professional referees.

  • Period of Appointment

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

  • Hours of Work
    • The position is part-time, the hours of work will be 22.8 (0.6 FTE). Negotiable for the successful applicant
    • Location of the position is in Geelong (Regional Victoria)
    • Hours will usually be worked during business hours of 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. between Monday to Friday;
    • The 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 $88,984.48 – $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 our organisation; including our operations, our clients and our stakeholders

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