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Family Violence Senior Worker

Organisation : VincentCare Victoria

Location : Melbourne (South Eastern Suburbs)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Hourly

About the role

Family Violence Senior Worker

South-East Metro Melbourne

Full time, 38 hours per week with the option to compress hours and receive a monthly RDO.

Rainbow Tick accredited organisation

 

Are you an experienced leader who is passionate about supporting and empowering victim-survivors to rebuild confidence and self-esteem? Read on.

 

About 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

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to provide 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. Additionally, this position includes phone-based on call responsibilities one week out of six.

 

About you

You are an appropriately qualified professional with experience in providing comprehensive case management, planning and support to assist clients within a family violence setting.

You have an understanding of partnership initiatives and deliverables and an ability to work with and alongside other programs and organisations. You understand the importance of interacting in ways that respect the equality, diversity, choices, rights, safety and responsibilities of individuals throughout the process whilst also maintaining strong professional boundaries.

You have experience in maintaining constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships particularly for an integrated service response.

Your experience and knowledge also extends to:

  • Effectively engaging with people experiencing complex issues
  • An ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to self and others in both outreach and service based capacities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in liaising with other community service organisations for the development of on-going relationships and referral protocols beneficial to client support

 

Why work for us?  We offer:

  • An opportunity to contribute to an award winning organisation at the cutting edge of LGBTIQ inclusive practice and one that is both safe and culturally responsive.
  • We are committed to professional development to ensure your career keeps advancing while you’re working with us.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others and passionate about informing Social Justice.
  • We have some great talent who are happy to share their knowledge and experiences to help you on your way.
  • Salary packaging, sometimes called salary sacrificing is a huge attraction here! It is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.

Salary Range: SCHCDSI Level 6 $46.91 – $48.99 per hour dependant on experience

If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available on our website.

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

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.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Michelle Olley on 0447 816 097 or 1300 556 122.

As per the minimum mandatory qualifications requirements (Royal Commission into Family Violence (2015) Recommendation 209) mandatory minimum qualifications) 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).

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 peoples.

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.

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

About us

We are 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 through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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. We recognise cultural, gender and occupational differences; we encourage diversity and employ dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff who work across a range of programs and services.

We lead the way in providing culturally safe and inclusive service responses to the diverse community of Victoria who are at risk of or experiencing family violence and homelessness. Our work to support LGBTIQ clients and residents has been recognised by awards from the Victorian State Government, the Homelessness Sector, and the LGBTIQ community.

Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our community, aiming always to support, empower and to respect a client’s dignity.

About the team

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.

How to apply

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 https://hcm613.peoplestreme.net/vincentcare/erec_external.asp.

Please submit your application through our website at https://hcm613.peoplestreme.net/vincentcare/erec_external.asp.

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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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