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Senior Domestic Family Violence Clinician

Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Position Classification: Health Clinician (Level 3)
  • Remuneration: Social Worker (Level 3) $1,964.41 - $2,030.18 per week
  • Hours Per Week: 38
  • Location: St Leonards

Where you'll be working

Northern Sydney’s vision is to be "leaders in healthcare, partners in community wellbeing". Our purpose is “embracing discovery and learning, building partnerships and engaging our community to deliver excellent health and wellbeing.”

What you'll be doing

The Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Domestic Violence Response Service aims to promote, support and facilitate the safety, empowerment, goals and recovery of people who have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV), their children and other non-offending family members. The Domestic Violence response clinician positions are responsible for the provision of comprehensive risk assessment, adaptive safety planning and specialist short term therapeutic and case management services to clients who have experienced recent domestic violence and their children ensuring supported referrals to appropriate legal, non-government/government services.

People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work with eligibility for membership to Australian Association of Social Workers with demonstrated skills and experience as a Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated extensive clinical experience and understanding of domestic and family violence with advanced knowledge of safety planning and child protection issues using contemporary trauma informed practice and advanced clinical skills when working with individuals and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent professional judgement and advanced reasoning skills when required in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures, techniques and methods require expansion, adaptation or modification.
  • Demonstrated high level of effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. Demonstrated ability to negotiate, advocate and interact constructively and collaboratively and in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders throughout all organisational levels.
  • Demonstrated high level understanding of the inter-related dynamics and effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect and a commitment to integrated models for working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. Commitment to working within a team.
  • Experience in initiating, leading and delivering quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving service delivery, including planning, development, implementation, evaluation and professional education and training.
  • An unrestricted NSW Driver Licence, willingness to travel for work and to be on call for the service.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Robyn Laughton-Smith on Robyn.LaughtonSmith@health.nsw.gov.au using the subject line: Senior Domestic Family Violence Clinician NSLHD enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0411 021 215

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