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Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioners - Ballarat

Berry Street Victoria
  • Ballarat location, Wadawurrung Country
  • Multiple full time or part time (0.6EFT minimum), fixed term positions until 30 June 2022
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $110k pa (inclusive of base salary $92k FTE, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Berry Street's Western Specialist Family Violence Service provides a Specialist Family Violence team within The Orange Door (Highlands Region) as an initiative resulting per Recommendations 37 and 38 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The fundamental function of The Orange Door (also known as the Support and Safety Hub) is to:

  • Be a more visible and accessible contact point for service users requiring specialist support.
  • Provide help for people to identify family violence and child wellbeing issues.
  • Support to access justice and legal support.
  • Offer advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance.
  • Provide specialist support and tailored advice for victim survivors, families and children, and perpetrators.
  • Connection and coordination of access to support.
  • A system wide view of service capacity, client experience and outcomes.  

We have opportunities for Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioners either in a full time or part time (minimum 3 days per week) capacity until the end of June 2022 with a possibility of extension/permanency.

Key Responsibilities

The Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioner plays a critical role in family violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of victim survivors and their children into any supports they need. The referrals are a combination of police referred, victim survivors calling our service directly, or referrals from other services. The service can be provided by contacting victim survivors by phone, face to face at the Hub, or conducting outreach appointments.  

About You

You will hold a qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on victim survivors and their children. You will have experience in working with victim survivors and their children from diverse backgrounds who have experienced family violence and the ability and experience to undertake comprehensive risk assessments (TRAM or CRAF).

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by the close date.

Queries to Nicole McCarty, Senior Manager on 03 5330 5000.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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