About the role
About the Opportunity
BWAHS now has multiple opportunities for Men’s Case Managers to join their team on a full-time basis, located in Lilydale, Melbourne.
Reporting to the Aboriginal Men’s Manager, you will be responsible for providing family violence case management and case coordination to men from the Aboriginal community in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) who have been identified as using family violence. You will promote perpetrator responsibility for their use of violence and implement collaborative and creative strategies for change, whilst also holding the safety of women and children at the centre of the work.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Providing case management and effective case coordination that reduces barriers for men to accessing services that support behaviour change;
- Undertaking Family Violence Risk assessments and to establish levels of safety and risk, including ongoing analysis of the families’ safety and wellbeing;
- Taking action or making appropriate referrals as required to immediately secure the safety of families;
- Maintaining records; including notes, reports, plans and data within required timelines;
- Ensuring that client records are in accordance with BWAHS quality/audit requirements; and
- Developing and maintaining relationships with other Family Violence services and government or community organisations to ensure multidisciplinary interventions as required.
To be considered for this role, you will have experience working within the family violence sector or related area, and a qualification in Social Work or similar.
You will have demonstrated experience in case management or coordination, and a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence in Aboriginal families and across the Community. You will have an understanding of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, and a demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture and intergenerational trauma.
It is important that you are an empathetic and understanding individual, with the ability to navigate often difficult or complex situations with clients. You will be capable of engaging men and their families of varying ages, stages and compositions.
Please note: You will need to hold or be willing to obtain a current National Police Check, Working with Children Check and basic First Aid Qualification. You will also need a current Driver’s License.
Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
About the Benefits
This is a highly rewarding opportunity to join a passionate team and make a genuine difference in the lives of Aboriginal men and families who are impacted by family violence.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $75,000 – $80,000 plus super, commensurate with your skills and experience. You will also have access to salary packaging up to $15,999.
As a growing organisation, BWAHS offers fantastic job security, and is committed to investing in their staff, with ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
Finally, you’ll also benefit from a fantastic work/life balance, with flexible work arrangements negotiable depending on your needs.
BWAHS is committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for their staff.
This is a rare opportunity to work with individuals and families to help reduce family violence in the community – Apply Now!
About the organisation
Established in 2006, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence, or use violence. Currently BWAHS is one of 4 Aboriginal specific state funded healing services in Victoria.
BWAHS has skilled qualified staff and comprehensive experience with culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case co-ordination and support including referrals to the Risk Assessment Management Panel. They have developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management, Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.
Boorndawan Willam, derives from the Wathaurong and Woiwurrung languages. Boorndawan (Wathaurong) meaning ‘safe’ and Willam (Woiwurrung) meaning ‘house’, combine to create a ‘safe house’. The healing service acknowledges the use of these words in the development of the organisations name.
How to apply
To view more details and to apply:
Please quote in application: Men's Case Manager via Pro Bono Australia.