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Victims Support Worker

Organisation : Merri Health

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Development, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 6 Dec, 2021

About the role

  • Preston
  • Full time
  • Opportunity to support victims ofviolent crime in the Northern Metropolitan region

Your new role

As a Victims Support Worker you will be responsible for:


– Providing practical supprt and case management services for victims of violent crime including assessment, care plan development, advocacy, education and referral
– Undertaking initial needs assessment including urgency of need, risk and follow-up assessments and actions
– Providing a range of mental health and wellbeing supports on a continuum including psychological first aid and safety planning
– Liaising with internal and external services to maintain relevant links and networks to strengthen services to victims of violent crime


What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

– Tertiary qualification in social work or other related discipline
– Demonstrated experience and skills in information provision, intake, risk assessment and referral
– Demonstrated casework and/or case management experience
– Sound knowledge base and demonstrated experience working with trauma and recovery

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Merri Health

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.


What we offer

Merri Health is the provider of the Victims Assistance Program (VAP) across the Northern Metropolitan region.  The Victims Support Worker is an integral role that provides support and information to victims of violent crime.  You will have the opportunity to work across multiple community settings, with opportunities to act up with higher duties as required.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

How to apply

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.  If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.


What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.


Please quote in application: Victims Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Development, #Mental_Health

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