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Senior Practitioner - Secondary Consultation

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

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
  • Full-Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula Locations
  • Join a team dedicated to innovation and change in the Family Violence sector

Working within The Orange Door (Area) the Senior Practitioner (secondary consultation) will work closely with professional referrers enabling them to confidently support clients experiencing family violence and/or child and family vulnerability ‘in place’. They will also support professionals to refer clients to The Orange Door where appropriate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building the capacity of professional refers to family violence and/or child and family vulnerability and to provide an initial response to clients, consistent with the MARAM.
  • Map key referral pathways into TOD and identify professional referrers who would benefit from additional education/support.
  • Providing sound judgement and authoritative advice on risks, priorities and accountability, and practice matters to the Hub Manager and relevant governance groups.
  • Using the Client Relationship Management System (CRM) for recording, analysis and review of client information.

About you

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of referral and support options available to women and children who have experienced family violence, vulnerable families presenting with complex needs and perpetrators of family violence within the Bayside Peninsula region
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Best Interest Principles and the ability to undertake Best Interest Assessments of children
  • Knowledge of cultural safety requirements and ability to develop cultural safety action plans with clients when required
  • 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
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

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 here

Please contact us on recruitment@goodshep.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Practitioner - Secondary Consultation 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.

Benefits include:

  • 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: here and see the attachment below.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

In line with various State Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, Good Shepherd’s assessment and induction processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Capability Team in collaboration with hiring managers will work with you to find the most appropriate method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

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