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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner/Counsellor

Organisation : Thorne Harbour Health

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Families, Gay Lesbian Bi Transgender Groups, Men, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Mar, 2020

About the role

We are currently seeking a Specialist Family Violence Practitioner/Counsellor who is interested in working with our Family Violence Program. The Family Violence Program at Thorne Harbour Health includes victim/survivor support, recovery and case management as well as perpetrator programs including case management and behaviour change. We currently offer flexible support packages for LGBTIQ people seeking to leave or who have recently left abusive relationships. The packages are provided as a statewide service to clients with an existing care plan and the support of a case manager.

The successful candidate will deliver high quality, evidence-based, case work and trauma informed counselling to clients from the LGBTIQ community and those living with HIV, who have experienced family violence and offer case work support to current partners, ex-partners (who may still have contact) or significant others directly impacted by Intimate Partner and Family Violence in their relationship with a current participant in the ReVisioning group program.

ReVisioning is a 20-week Men’s Behaviour Change program for gay, bisexual and queer men (inclusive of cisgender and trans-masculine) who are perpetrators of family violence. Participants must agree to their current or ex-partners being contacted by a partner support worker for the duration of the program. This program now includes individual victim/survivor centred case management for perpetrators.

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with an understanding of HIV and LGBTIQ affirmative practices. You should have at least a Diploma in a relevant discipline and 2-3 years full-time previous experience in a similar role.

Salary range SW Class 2 Year 1-3, SACS Level 5 Paypoint 1-3, $84,091 – $87,990 per annum pro rata, depending on experience.

For a detailed Position Description, including selection criteria, click on the attachment below.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health is a community-controlled LGBTIQ organisation, governed by our members, and working for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.

For 35 years as the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC), the organisation led the Victorian community’s response to HIV and AIDS.  Our work has now moved beyond Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health is responding to a broad range of state and national issues.  Thorne Harbour Health aims to improve the health, social and emotional well-being of LGBTIQ communities and those living with or affected by HIV, with a particular emphasis on bringing the HIV and AIDS epidemic to an end.

How to apply for this role

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to recruitment@thorneharbour.org using the subject line: 'Confidential Recruitment: Specialist Family Violence Practitioner/Counsellor application'

For further enquiries please contact: Venetia Brissenden, Team Leader, Therapeutic Services & Capacity Building, BH on (03) 9865 6700 or via email: recruitment@thorneharbour.org

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.


Please quote in application: Specialist Family Violence Practitioner/Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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