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Specialist Family Violence Child Protection Practitioner

Organisation : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

Location : VIC Regional (Geelong West)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Client Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Families, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Feb, 2021

About the role

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre 

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

About the Role

This role is based in Geelong, however you will initially commence working a combination of remotely from home and in the DHHS office due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely.

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner is a senior practitioner with extensive knowledge of family violence and/or child protection. The position is responsible for providing operational and strategic advice to Child Protection practitioners and their managers who undertake investigations of families where a child is or may be in need of protection due to family violence and to promote Child Protection’s improved understanding of the dynamics of family violence, including perpetrator’s pattern of coercive control and behaviours. As a senior practitioner, the position is designed to influence and build the capacity of the Child Protection and family violence services responses, understanding and relationships and to ensure high quality service delivery and support is being provided to clients. 

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and you hold the client at the centre of everything you do. A highly qualified and experienced family violence specialist, you will have qualifications in psychology, social work or a related field and have proven experience and passion for leadership and capacity building as well as having advanced knowledge regarding gender based violence and child protection practice. You can demonstrate your ability to build collaborative partnerships with professionals and your strategic approach to strengthening pathways for better outcomes. You thrive working both autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment.  The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check at their own expense.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements

  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging

Health and Wellbeing initiatives

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weekly delivery of fruit
  • Pet friendly environment
  • Internal book exchange program
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

During COVID 19, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence is providing numerous engagement opportunities for staff to ensure they feel supported whilst working from home, These engagement opportunities include:

  • Regular communications such as a weekly staff newsletter and fortnightly CEO update
  • Organisation wellness channel; virtual afternoon teas, walking meetings, care packages and social initiatives

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

How to apply

To apply, please go to our website at www.safvcentre.org.au to view the relevant position description and submission requirements. All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. Applications should be sent to careers@safvcentre.org.au For a confidential discussion, please contact People and Culture on 03-5222 4318.

In line with the Government's coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety requirements, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre’s application assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online platforms, where possible. Induction processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with our organisation

We are currently accepting applications from direct applicants only, no recruitment agency applications accepted.

 


Please quote in application: Specialist Family Violence Child Protection Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.


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