About the role
There are three Family Violence Case Workers positions available.
The Family Violence Case-Management team is a newly established team providing intensive support services to Aboriginal women, and working alongsidethe Djirra legal programand the Koori Woman’s Place.The team will deliver a high quality response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, family violence. The team’s interventions will range from short-term crisis response to longer-term intensive case-management. The team will also be responsible for the provision of Flexible Support Pa ckages to Djirra clients and Aboriginal women experiencing family violence (who fit the criteria for a package).
Caseworkers, working under the supervision of the team leader, will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, often presenting with multiple and complex needs, with an aim to bring about outcomes which promote safety, stability and resilience from family violence. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM), through a trauma-informed lens.
The key duties of this position are:
- To work collaboratively as a member of the case-management team to provide culturally safe support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, family violence.
- To undertake case-planning, screening, risk assessment and safety planning in line with the Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework.
- To facilitate access and referrals for Aboriginal women to other ACCOs and/or mainstream agencies such as mental health, housing, alcohol and drug services and other community services.
- To ensure the maintenance of appropriate files, case note records and statistics to facilitate evidence-based practice, quality service delivery and accountability.
- To comply with relevant legislation.
- To participate in regular network meetings, working groups and forums relevant to the work of Djirra.
- To participate in regular supervision, team meetings and professional development
- To develop a close collaborative working relationship with professionals from internal programs and external agencies.
- To assess, and where eligible, administer Family Violence Flexible Support Packages.
Occupational Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunity
- Follow, and help others to follow, all health and safety procedures, and participate in all relevant training and complete timely reporting of any hazards, injuries or incidents.
- Proactively report on opportunities for improved health and safety.
- Comply with Equal Opportunity policy, procedures and requirements, and undertake work and
activities in a manner that ensures the workplace is free from harassment, bullying behaviour and discrimination.
About the organisation
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.
As most of our contact is with women, the work we do is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.
We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who are elected by our members.
Our journey started in 2002 when we were established as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS Victoria). Since then we have grown, expanded our services, and evolved as an organisation, and now we are Djirra.
Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving. Traditionally, when women gathered to weave, important talks took place and problems were solved. Djirra symbolises Aboriginal women today, still coming together to share stories, support each other and find solutions.
How to apply
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Please quote in application: Family Violence Case Worker (permanent, full time) via Pro Bono Australia.