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Orange Door Practitioner


The Orange Door is part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. It strengthens support for children and families.

It is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

The Orange Door network aims to be accessible, safe and welcoming, providing quick and simple access to support for.

It brings services together as a partnership so that individuals and families don’t have to go to multiple services or to retell their story multiple times to have their needs met.

The network can connect people to a range of services that provide ongoing safety and wellbeing supports.

The Orange Door helps to tilt the focus of the whole service system towards tackling the source of the violence, people who use violence. There is a strong focus on perpetrator accountability, holding them accountable for their actions and changing their behaviour.

The Orange Door provides practitioners with a unique opportunity to be part a world-first service model and help to change & save lives.

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 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

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.
  • Do all this from home with a view to returning to the Orange Door Frankston as soon as practicable.

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 12 month maximum term role
  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • Part-time, 4 days a week.
  • 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.

For more details in regards to this position, please see position description attached for your perusal.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining your skills & experience and addressing the key selection criteria

We are interviewing commencing 8th March, so don’t delay applying – you could be the reason someone is safe today

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Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC for VIC.

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 a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

A position description is attached.

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