About the role
- Leading community services organisation
- Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
- Part time 0.4 FTE (2-3 days per week) | Maximum term to December 2022
- Based at Ringwood
About the opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate practitioner to join our Crisis and Homelessness Services Program. The position is part time 30 hours per fortnight, and initially maximum term to 1 December 2022. There is flexibility to work 2 full days per week or 3 shorter days per week.
The Men’s Family Violence Worker provides risk assessment, crisis intervention and case management support to male perpetrators of family violence. The role ultimately aims to keep women and children safe, support the perpetrator to take responsibility for their actions, and assist them to develop strategies to end their use of violence. The worker will also assist clients with sourcing accommodation and referrals to relevant support services where required.
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description including having a diploma or degree qualification in a field related to Social Work, Community Services or Welfare Work. Qualifications specific to male family violence will be highly advantageous.
You will also have:
- Sound understanding of the dynamics of family violence and its impact on women and children
- Demonstrated experience working with perpetrators of family violence and/or clients with particularly complex needs
- Highly developed risk assessment and intervention skills
- Proven ability work collaboratively with other programs and services to achieve optimal outcomes for clients
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
About the organisation
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au
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: Men’s Family Violence Worker via Pro Bono Australia.