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Family Violence Practitioner

Relationships Australia Victoria

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced family violence practitioner to join Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) in this important role with staff who have been delivering effective client focused services and outcomes for over 70 years in Victoria.

About RAV

RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years. Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Western Melbourne, you will work in a collaborative manner with the Family Violence (FV) team across centres and external partners to deliver high quality services across RAV’s FV programs. This includes the delivery of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCP), undertaking assessments for those seeking to enter family violence programs, risk management of participants and providing risk assessment and support to women and children.

This role is based at our Sunshine centre, and is available at a full-time capacity, on an ongoing basis, including one (1) evening shift per week to deliver MBC programs.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Qualification or relevant experience, in line with the mandatory minimum qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners under the Victorian Government Mandatory Minimum Qualification Policy.
  • A graduate diploma or graduate certificate qualification in men’s family violence or willingness to complete this study.
  • Experience in the provision of high-quality comprehensive risk assessments of individuals and families, where family violence is an identified risk.
  • Significant experience working with families affected by family violence
  • Ability to engage in anti-collusive practice with clients who perpetrate family violence.

A copy of the position description (can be viewed below and) is available at www.rav.org.au/careers.

What we offer

A competitive sector remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $86k to $92k per annum, superannuation and access to PBI tax-free salary packaging. RAV is an 'employer of choice' in the community sector who provides best practice professional development, training and supervision and work and life balance conditions and benefits.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the key selection criteria found in the job description and your current resume/cv.

All candidates must complete the Minimum Qualifications Self-Assessment form and attach this with their application. This form is accessible via the APPLY button.

For specific queries about this position contact Rose Byrnes, Senior Manager Western Melbourne by calling 0419 774 905.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment.We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

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