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Family Violence Practitioner - Shepparton

Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Key clinical position focusing on the safety of women and children
  • Part-time, 0.5 EFT, fixed-term contract until June 2022
  • Based in Shepparton

Exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced family violence practitioner to join our skilled team of family violence professionals at our Shepparton centre and 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 Centre Manager Shepparton, 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 and risk management of participants. There may be a component of Family Safety Support in this role.

Based at our Shepparton centre, this is a part-time (0.5 EFT) position, working 18.38 hours per week which is inclusive of an evening shift to deliver MBC programs. The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract until end of June 2022, with the possibility of extension beyond this date.

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 salary package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $86k to $88k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to salary packaging. We are an ‘employer of choice’ providing best practice professional development, training, clinical supervision and work / life balance conditions and benefits to our staff.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements under “Skills, experience and qualifications” 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 Shelley Watson, Centre Manager Shepparton by phoning 0488 588 795.

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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