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Specialist Family Violence Advocate – Older Persons

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Location : Melbourne

Organisation : Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS)

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Hourly

Application Closing Date : 16-07-2018

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Family Violence Advocate to join our Case Management team in the Outer East on a fixed term, full time basis until June 2019. The Case Management team provides short to medium term support to women and their children 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.

About the Opportunity
This position will specifically focus on providing risk assessment and safety planning to older women experiencing family violence. Working in partnership with the woman you will identify, assess, develop and implement effective interventions and referrals for them and where relevant their families, you will ensure the provision of quality case planning and exit planning and that client case notes/records and data collection requirements are met. This position will also be required to participate on a regular basis in the After Hours Program roster from 11.54am to 8pm.

Essential to your success
• Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Diploma of Community Services or equivalent will be considered
• Demonstrated understanding of the complexities older people experience in relation to family violence
• 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 to 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, older women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients

What We Offer
• Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
• Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
• 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

EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. In this position you would be expected to be available to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation. Salary for this position will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.

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 offers salary packaging availing you of tax savings, ADO’S for full time staff and excellent professional development opportunities.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS)
Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region. We provide an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. We operate within a human rights framework and our focus is on supporting the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators.

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Please quote in application: Specialist Family Violence Advocate – Older Persons via Pro Bono Australia.


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