About the Role
We are seeking a Specialist Family Violence Advocate to join our Case Management Inner East team on a fixed term, full time basis (38 hours per week) until 30th June 2019. The Case Management team provides medium term support to people responding to family violence through developing individual case plans, making referrals to and liaising with other support services, advocating for and empowering people to make informed decisions about their life and future and those of their children.
This position is a case management role which will split time between EDVOS offices in Ringwood and youth- focussed services including Headspace and Universities in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.
About the Opportunity
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, and ensure client case notes/records and data collection are accurate and up to date. In partnership with the person you are supporting, you will identify, assess, develop and implement effective interventions and referrals for them and where relevant their families.
This position will focus on engaging and supporting young people aged 15-24, including (but not limited to) the LGBTIQA+ community. The role aligns with EDVOS’ diversity plan and is driven by the evidence produced in the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which clearly highlighted barriers that both young people and the LGBTIQA+ community may experience in obtaining services that are relevant and specifically meet the needs of this community. This position will be required to participate on a regular basis in the After Hours Program roster (based in the EDVOS office in Ringwood) from 11.54am to 8pm and may be required to undertake weekend work (Saturdays and Sundays on an occasional basis).
Essential to your success
- Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Diploma of Community Services or equivalent will be considered
- 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, young women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients
- Capacity to self-manage and prioritise workload
What We Offer
- Flexible working hours including the option of 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. These positions would be expected to be available to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation.
Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.
About the Organisation
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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