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Support and After-Hours Worker

Organisation : Safe Futures Foundation

Location : VIC Regional (Wyndham)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 8 Jun, 2020

About the role

Safe Futures Foundation is a not for profit Specialist Family Violence Organisation providing frontline services to women and children to help them escape control, abuse and violence and rebuild their lives.  We have been responding to family violence and changing people’s stories for over 40 years.  We operate across 2 main sites in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs and our new site in the Western region. We are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.  

The Foundation supports women and children through three key programs:

  • Safe in the Community
  • Intake and Emergency Response – Eastern and Western regions and
  • Community Connect 

Safe Futures is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and complies with Victorian child safe standards.

As a result of our growth into the Western Suburbs, we are currently seeking support and after-hours workers to fill multiple vacancies in our new, 24-hour state of the art Refuge and Emergency Accommodation service located in Wyndham. The roles available include 1 x .8 and 3 x .6 Part-time Support Workers on 12-month fixed term contracts. 

About the role

Working as part of a dynamic team the family violence support worker assists the work of SFF family violence case managers to implement goals and meet needs identified in client plans. The support worker has the primary responsibility to assist in the co-ordination and delivery of practical supports and resources for women and children in refuge accommodation, experiencing family violence and trauma. The role also requires identifying community resources and linking clients to community-based activities and services.

The role involves working rostered hours and sleepover shifts, including weekend and public holidays as well as recall to duty if required.

About You

A Diploma in Community Services or equivalent and relevant experience working in a similar position within Family and Domestic Violence is highly desirable, as is your ability to work harmoniously within a supportive and driven environment, whilst ensuring accountability and outcomes are delivered as required under our contracts. 

Availability to work across a 7-day rotating roster, including weekends, sleepover and on-call.

All applicants must have a valid Working with Children’s check, current Drivers Licence and appointment to this position is subject to a National Police check.

What We Offer

  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Salary in accordance with the SCHADS Award
  • Generous salary packaging including novated leasing, meals and entertainment card
  • Excellent Professional Development opportunities 
  • Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Regular supervision, reflective practice and management support including access to EAP

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Safe Futures Foundation

How to apply

For consideration, the applicant must address the key selection criteria contained within the position description; all applications to include a covering letter and emailed to kateh@safefutures.org.au

For further information please contact Kate on 0414 441 522 or 9877 0311

Applications close Monday 8th June 2020


Please quote in application: Support and After-Hours Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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