About the Role
About the Opportunity
We are inviting applications from suitably qualified professionals to be a part of our casual pool of Specialist Family Violence Advocates, which will be drawn upon according to business requirements. As a Specialist Family Advocate you will address gender and power issues underlying domestic violence on both personal and social levels including accountability of perpetrators, provide high quality risk assessment and safety planning with women and children and ensure client case notes/records and data collection requirements are met.
In partnership with the women, you will identify, assess, develop and implement effective interventions and referrals for them and where relevant, their families. This position will also be required to participate on a regular basis in the After Hours Program roster from 11.54am to 8pm. As a Specialist Family Violence Advocate in the casual pool, you may be rostered in one of three teams – the Assessment and Response team, the Intensive Case Management team or the Case Management team.
The Assessment and Response team is responsible for the initial intake function within EDVOS. The Case Management team provides medium term support to women and their children responding to family violence through developing individual case plans, making referrals to and liaising with other support services, advocating for and empowering women to make informed decisions about their life and future and those of their children. The Intensive Case Management team provides medium to long-term support for women and children experiencing complex challenges as a result of family violence.
Essential to your success
• Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Diploma of Community Services or equivalent sector experience
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of a specialist family violence service including feminist theory and enabling women to make informed choices.
• Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment
• Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with clients and a range of stakeholders/service providers
• Capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, young women, older women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients
• Capacity to self-manage and prioritise workload
What We Offer
• Excellent Professional Development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS all staff training
• Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including weekly yoga classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
• Regular supervision and management support including access to EAP
• Internal committees (e.g. Innovation & Development and Quality and Safety) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
• A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence
This is a rewarding opportunity to be part of a growing, reputable organisation that is committed to improving the lives of women and children responding to family violence.
EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. The casual Specialist Family Violence Advocates are expected to be available to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation.
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Please quote in application: Casual Specialist Family Violence Advocates via Pro Bono Australia.