About the role
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The Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program is a casework and community development model supporting women (and their children) escaping domestic violence to remain safely in their homes.
This position provides support to women & children escaping domestic violence through intervention, case management and group work services. This role works closely with clients who choose to stay in their home by assessing safety needs, seeking to improve social, health, economic and legal outcomes for families, reduce homelessness and promote accountability for offenders of violence.
Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Case Management
• Project Management
• Networking and Relationship Building
• Influencing Systems Change
The role is a Full Time Locum position (Parental Leave cover) at 35 hours per week for a 12 month period. There may be opportunity for the position to be extended past this period depending on business need. Hours will need to span over Monday – Friday but start & finish times can be negotiated. Salary for this role is classified in accordance with the NSW SCHADS Award depending on qualifications & experience. The role is based in Pendle Hill but covers the whole of Parramatta & Holroyd LGA therefore will require some travel as necessary.
What you’ll need to succeed…
The successful applicant will be a passionate woman with sound experience in case management and a proven ability to support women & children in crisis with complex needs. Your experience will also include networking, advocacy and you will have a good understanding of domestic violence.
In your application, ensure you address the following selection criteria…
• Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Science, Counselling or related fields
• At least 1 year experience working with women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in case management of people with complex support needs and knowledge of casework practice and key functions including safety planning, family needs, assessment, service planning, linking families to services, service implementation, advocacy, case review, monitoring of service delivery, evaluation and closure
• Demonstrated high level communication skills including negotiation and report writing
• Experience networking with multidisciplinary services and agencies and ability to build and foster relationships within a changing sector climate
• Conceptual skills, with sound analytical and problem solving ability
• Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, social policy and issues that face women in Western Sydney
• Ability to work effectively within a small team
• Computer and internet skills
• Current driver’s licence and comprehensively insured vehicle (pool car available)
PHFS considers being a woman a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
What you’ll get in return…
• Salary Packaging
• Some above Award conditions
• Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling
• High level of diversity in role
• Excellent working environment
If you have a background in Women’s Services or Domestic Violence and a passion for helping making a positive difference in people’s lives then this is the role for you!
About the organisation
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Case Worker, Women's Services via Pro Bono Australia.