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Immediate Assistance Practitioner – Family Violence Services

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Organisation : Uniting Victoria & Tasmania

Location : Melbourne (Dandenong)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Aug, 2020

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 0.5 FTE | Maximum term to June 2021 | Based at Dandenong
  • Passionate team environment with supportive leadership

In light of the COVID-19 response, we have a new opportunity for a social worker to join our Family Violence Services Program. The position is part time 38 hours per fortnight, and initially maximum term to 30 June 2021.

The Family Violence Services Program provides case management and counselling support to women and children impacted by family violence. The program supports clients with psycho-education, court support, navigating intervention orders, and liaising with other services and referral pathways that assist with building safety and wellbeing.

As an Immediate Assistance Practitioner you will support women and children with:

  • Immediate, short-term assistance over the phone and through outreach where appropriate
  • Initial risk and needs assessments and safety plans
  • Sourcing of temporary accommodation
  • Funding applications and referrals to other services

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description including having a relevant tertiary qualification in a field related to Social Work or Psychology.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting Victoria & Tasmania

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We seek to work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Immediate Assistance Practitioner – Family Violence Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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