About the role
Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (Reliever)
Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Family Violence Applicant Practitioner – Enhancing safety for women and children attending court across Victoria
The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (Reliever) forms part of a team within the family violence jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, comprising of the Family Violence Registrar and Family Violence Respondent Practitioner. The role of this team is to enhance the safety of women and children who attend at Court experiencing family violence, and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their actions.
The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (Reliever) will provide non-legal information and support at the court premises to persons who have experienced family violence, assess their immediate safety risks, develop safety plans, and refer to appropriate agencies within the community for ongoing support, counselling and longer-term safety planning.
The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (Reliever) will work with the Family Violence Respondent Practitioner, Family Violence Registrar, other court registrars, police prosecutors, lawyers and court support services at the court premises, will liaise with community based support services, and may be required to provide information to magistrates in a courtroom. They will establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and support services so effective referrals are made to ensure the safety of family violence applicants.
Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.
CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.
Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.
For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit careers.vic.gov.au by 1 October 2019.
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Please quote in application: Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (Reliever) via Pro Bono Australia.