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Family Violence and Settlement Caseworker

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Organisation : The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR)

Location : Melbourne (FITZROY NORTH)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Humanitarian, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : In accordance with SCHCADS Award 2010

Application closing date : 1 Apr, 2019

About the role

Family Violence and Settlement Caseworker Position

This casework position has the primary responsibility for developing and delivering direct services to Muslim women that are of the highest professional standard. The role undertakes intensive casework through a combination of face-to-face and telephone-based work, focusing on supporting victim/survivors of family violence and newly arrived migrants settling in Victoria.

The caseworker will join a team responsible for the development, delivery and review of all family violence and settlement casework services provided by the AMWCHR and contribute to the identification of broader emerging needs and issues within our communities.

The role works with clients, utilising a strengths-based framework from intake through to development of case plans, support, advocacy and referrals, and ensuring case plan objectives are achieved. The nature of family violence casework includes assessment, support (reporting, police engagement, court engagement, and accessing various other services depending on the situation) and referrals for Muslim women from diverse backgrounds.

Please see the Position Description below for Key Selection Criteria.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR)

The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR) is an organisation of Muslim women working to advance the rights and status of Muslim women in Australia.  We are a non-religious organisation reflecting the sectarian, cultural and linguistic diversity within the Muslim community.

We work for the rights of women by:

  • Empowering women’s self-determination
  • Bringing a human rights approach to bear on issues of inequality and disadvantage
  • Working with individuals, the community, and government to advocate for equality within the Australian context.

We aim to inspire positive action by others and aspire to continuously enhance the quality, impact and effectiveness of our work.

The AMWCHR community portfolio works with individuals, groups and service providers in the following areas:

  • Case work, referrals, secondary consultation and outreach
  • Advocacy
  • Community-based programs and service delivery
  • Capacity building
  • Leadership development
  • Policy development
  • Partnership projects

The AMWCHR corporate portfolio undertakes:

  • Research
  • Training development and delivery
  • Publications
  • Consultancy services

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Family Violence and Settlement Caseworker via Pro Bono Australia.


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