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Orange Door Practitioner


The role:

“I am very thankful for all the support I received from the Orange Door. You’ve saved my life. I am alive today because of you. I always thought I’d be dead one day (when I was with my husband), but because you’ve saved my life, I am alive and feeling happy for my future now.”

As an Orange Door Practitioner, you will support people with advice, focusing on risk assessment, engagement, provision of an initial response and as a source of information to people referred to the Hub. You will work collaboratively as part of an integrated practice approach to respond to family violence and children and family vulnerability concerns.

Our Orange Door Practitioners will provide an initial contact point for women, children, young people and families experiencing family violence; perpetrators of family violence; and families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of children

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs https://www.ozchild.org.au/

What you will do:

  • Deliver screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocate and coordinate referrals.
  • Collaboratively work with the Hub team to support integrated risk assessment and planning, including participating in case conferences, meetings and the resolution of stakeholder issues.
  • Carry a level of responsibility for decision making to identify, assess and prioritise risk and needs of women and children, families and perpetrators

Who we are looking for:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or Psychology or diploma level with substantial experience in the sector
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families and/or family violence where there are complex needs and risk issues.
  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess and prioritise risks and needs of clients in a whole of family approach.
  • The ability to recognise and identify limits of own expertise and to seek advice or refer clients to other specialists

OzChild offers:

  • A full-time maximum term contract for around 6 months
  • Work from start date ASAP to February 4th 2022
  • Hours are 9am-5pm, 38 hours per week
  • Salary is SCHCADS level 6 on the award
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture with informal video check in to help you stay connected to the team

Interviews will take place week commencing 28th June 2021.

How to apply:

Please review the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying through our careers page by clicking APPLY NOW

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor at OzChild on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Orange Door Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC prior to commencement.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples’ cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

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