Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.
We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.
About the role
- SCHCADS Level 6
- Part Time (0.8FTE) & Full Time Opportunities Available
- Bayside Peninsula Location
- Join a team dedicated to innovation and change in the Family Violence sector
This position will form part of an integrated team within the Support and Safety hub, providing women, families and young people with coordinated access to the information and support they require to be safe, strong and connected.
- Deliver intake, screening, triage and assessment to clients providing service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals.
- Identify, assess and prioritise risk and needs of women and children, drawing on the expertise of different practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Contribute specialist skills and knowledge in the context of family violence
- Participate in training and development activities designed to build capabilities to work effectively in the Hub environment.
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or related tertiary qualification relevant to Child & Family Welfare is essential in accordance with REC 209
- Experience working with families and children experiencing Family Violence utilising the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) to conduct family violence risk assessments, supporting the woman to manage risk and safety whilst holding perpetrators to account for their behaviour
- Make recommendations and referrals to appropriate services based on the needs and risk assessment which takes into account client choice and the range of service options available
- Ability to work effectively within a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team valuing expertise from different sectors applying various lenses to complex problems
- A sound understanding of Integrated Family Violence Services and Child Protection systems
- A satisfactory National Police Check
- A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
- A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent
Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Requirements
The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021 are available on https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Family Violence Intake and Assessment Practitioners enquiry via EthicalJobs, if you have any questions about these requirements.
Why Good Shepherd?
At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.
- Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
- Paid study leave
- Paid parental leave
- Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
- Additional purchased annual leave
- Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
- Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
- Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: http://www.goodshep.org.au.