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Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner - Horsham

Grampians Community Health

About the business

You can be more than part of your community – be someone making a difference for people in your community

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Grampians and Wimmera regions, Grampians Community Health employs over 200 staff at three sites located at Stawell (main office), Horsham and Ararat.

We provide a safe, inclusive and respectful environment that values culture, beliefs, values, gender identity and capacity. We are compassionate, inclusive, professional, courageous and empowering.

Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community.

About the position

The Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner will work alongside Uniting Wimmera staff to provide timely and appropriate therapeutic interventions and support services to improve the safety, emotional health, wellbeing being and sense of empowerment for people and their children, experiencing or recovering from family violence. Support must be trauma informed and include enhancing an individual or family’s safety, confidence, life skills and independence and covers issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, parenting and others.

The target group is highly isolated adults, children and young people, including Aboriginal victim survivors who are victim survivors of family violence, with little to no access to public transport or access in an environment that is safe and from a community perspective. Indistinct or non-described reasons for the visit i.e. medical appointment, health nurse, due to the setting in which the consultation would be held. They will reside in very small towns or farming communities.

Services provided may include assessment, information and referral, education, individual and group therapeutic support. Services also aim to break the cycle of violence for children and young people experiencing or recovering from family violence by enhancing coping skills and self-esteem and facilitating the development of non-violent life strategies. The practitioner may also provide assistance to victim survivors seeking intervention orders through, advocacy and referral services.

The project will run three days a week, each day dedicated to traversing one of the three main highways across the Wimmera to isolated, towns, localities and normally out of reach areas; the Western Highway to the South Australian Border, Wimmera Highway to Apsley and surrounding localities and the Sunraysia Highway as far north as Patchewollock. Flexibility will be built in to enable outreach to cluster sites of small rural localities as needed.

Employee benefits

Salary packaging

Grampians Community Health has generous salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 for personal expenses and meal and entertainment expenses in addition to salary and access to ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence). Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation.

Working from home

Grampians Community Health is progressive with offering the capacity for many of our staff to work remotely from their homes where the service delivery allows for it. Access to information technology is provided to allow you the flexibility of working from home while remaining connected to Grampians Community Health staff, supervision and management.

Professional development

Grampians Community Health values our employees by supporting professional development to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff to better meet the needs of our clients. Clinical supervision is provided for all staff who require it for their professional practice.

Purchased leave

Eligible staff may purchase up to 20 days additional leave in a financial year.

Employee Assistance Program

Grampians Community Health recognises the importance of providing support for staff members experiencing personal or work related issues and concerns to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Support is provided through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers free confidential, professional assistance to staff members.

To download a position description and key selection criteria form see the attachments below.

For more information visit our website Employment (gch.org.au).

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