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Family Violence Recovery Practitioner

Organisation : Kids First

Location : Melbourne (Thomastown)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Domestic / Family Violence, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $47.38/hour + Super + Salary Packaging

Application closing date : 25 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kids First

About the role

                                                  Northern Healing & Recovery Program (NHARP)


  • Convenient Thomastown location
  • Permanent, Full Time (ability to consider Part Time)
  • $47.38/hour + Super + Salary Packaging


Kids First have a prominent 120-year history of safeguarding children achieved through an unwavering commitment to people and transformation.

If you’ve got a qualification in social work or equivalent looking for meaning and substance working for an organisation that acknowledges your value by offering great working conditions and flexible working arrangements, then this could be your next opportunity.


Your new role


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative therapeutic program in a role that provides therapeutic support to women, children and young people recovering from family violence and to:

  • Be part of a team that deliver evidence-based family violence recovery group work programs and practices to women, children, and young people
  • Engage, develop, and support therapeutic relationships using evidence-based, flexible, trauma informed, and relational informed practice designed for family violence recovery
  • Take part in direct service provisions namely group work and individual work



What do you need?

  • Bachelor qualification in social work or equivalent, in line with Recommendation 209 (for more information about mandatory minimum qualifications, please follow this link:
  • A sound understanding of current family violence recovery theories and practice frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience working therapeutically with victims who have experienced family violence
  • Knowledge of group work, theory and practice as it applies to family violence recovery
  • Demonstrated personal resilience and a level of self-awareness relating practice and relationships



How we reward you:

  • An organisation that truly lives its values
  • Kids First understands the importance of flexible working and has a policy to support this
  • Enjoy ‘not for profit’ benefits such as salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • We know how important it is to spend time with family which is why you get 3 additional leave days at Christmas
  • Purchased leave options
  • Staff Wellbeing Program

How to apply

Don't delay, apply now!

To view the full position description or to apply, please visit: & enter ref code: 5940434 or APPLY NOW to be directed 


Only applications submitted via our website will be considered.


For inquiries about the position, please contact Ally Austin - NHARP Team Leader on 0407 956 482



Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion. Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.


Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia, evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).

Applications Close: 25 May 2022

Please quote in application: Family Violence Recovery Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Women


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