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Family Violence Senior Worker

Organisation : VincentCare Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 11 Nov, 2021

About the role

Family Violence Senior Worker

(1.0 Permanent Full Time)


The Role:


Olive’s Place is a specialist family violence program that provides support and accommodation to adult and child victim-survivors who have fled their homes due to family violence. The program aims to support and empower victim-survivors to rebuild confidence and self-esteem, establish a life without violence and achieve a maximum level of self-reliance and independence.

The senior worker reports to the manager, but works collaboratively as part of the Northern Community Hub leadership team at VincentCare. The senior worker role is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, mentoring and supervision to a dedicated team of case managers who provide intensive refuge support to victim-survivors. The role also directly supports a reduced client caseload.  


Key to the success of this role will be using feminist principles to support the team and victim-survivors, fostering a culture of inclusivity and promoting a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. The role requires an understanding of the MARAM framework and Information Sharing Schemes.    


Based in South-East Metro Melbourne, this is a full-time (1EFT) position, working 38 hours per week with the option to compress hours and receive a monthly RDO. Additionally, this position includes phone-based on call responsibilities one week out of six.


Working with VincentCare:

A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:


  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary


 Selection Criteria:


Qualifications – Essential

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in social work (required).

As per the minimum mandatory qualifications requirements (Royal Commission into Family Violence (2015) Recommendation 209) all candidates wishing to apply for this role must be able to demonstrate that they meet minimum qualification requirements or equivalency principles, i.e. candidates are required to hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification; or are considered exempt under the Policy; or have a minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience; or a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualifications requirement; or hold significant cultural knowledge and experience, lived experience, and/or have faced barriers to educational pathways (note Mandatory Requirements).


  • MARAM Comprehensive Family Violence Specialist Training (required).


Experience – Essential

  • Experience (minimum 2 years) in case planning, support and leadership within a family violence setting
  • Understands and can demonstrate partnership initiatives and deliverables and an ability to work with and alongside other programs and organisations
  • Can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as advanced interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a crisis environment with clients presenting with complex needs and behaviours


Qualities – Essential

  • High level personal insight and self-reflection


How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available at

Please submit your application through our website at

Phone enquiries may be made to Michelle Olley on 0447 816 097 or 1300 556 122.

Please don’t delay in submitting your application as applications will be reviewed upon submission.


VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.


Applications for this role are open to female candidates (including trans, gender diverse and intersex women) only under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.


All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.


All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.


The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare Victoria

VincentCare Victoria:

VincentCare Victoria is an award-winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.


Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.


Northern Community Hub provides integrated services in the community housing sector, along with family violence services, case management services and youth outreach services.


Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.


How to apply

Position Description : Senior Worker Family Violence 2021

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available at

Please submit your application through our website at


Please quote in application: Family Violence Senior Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Youth_and_Young_People

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