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Specialist Men's Family Violence Intake Practitioner - Barwon Orange Door - Colac

Bethany Community Support

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Specialist Men’s Family Violence Intake Practitioner – Barwon Orange Door. This position is full time, ongoing, based at Colac Area Health (outpost of the Barwon Orange Door), and will provide a service response to clients within Colac and Barwon region.

This position will work within an integrated model to provide a screening, intake and triage response to men who perpetrate family violence and to support the safety and wellbeing of women and children who experience family violence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Respond to intake enquiries including but not limited to telephone, self and L17 portal referrals and secondary consult.
  • Deliver screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, target interventions, allocation and coordinated referral.
  • Deliver services and support via phone and outreach at client’s home or other sites.
  • Access (as required) information from the Central Information Point (CIP) to enable a stronger risk assessment of male perpetrators of family violence.
  • Support the delivery of coordinated and integrated responses to children and families in need of support and to perpetrators of all forms of family violence, drawing on the Integrated Practice Framework, Hub Operational Guidelines, Service Specifications and relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks.

About you:

  • Meets the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications for Family Violence such as a relevant tertiary degree in Social Work or a related subject or Graduate Certificate of Social Science - Male Family Violence.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the specialist family violence field, demonstrated particularly in provision of intake, risk assessment and case planning and working with male perpetrators of family violence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of men’s accountability work.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the impact for women, children, and families.
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion and advocates for clients to achieve.
  • Maintains a positive approach to change and adapts to new or different ways of working.

What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary Packaging.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Please note, Bethany Community Support is an essential service, and all employees are classified as essential workers. In order to comply with the CHO directions, all employees must provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

A position description is attached.

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