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Case Worker - Domestic Violence

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a purpose-led organisation
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits!
  • SCHCADS Award Level 4, hourly rates range from $37.54 - $40.39 (depending on experience)
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission it is to shape a more just and compassionate society.

The Role:

The Case Worker - Domestic Violence Rapid Response is a vital role responsible for the efficient and effective crisis response and case management support for women and families that are presenting for assistance due to the impacts of family and domestic violence.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide outside of business hours crisis response to women with/without children escaping domestic and family
  • conducting initial intakes and assessments and providing crisis intervention where appropriate
  • Working closely with the client to develop case plans that include ongoing support, review, and follow up; crisis intervention as required
  • referring clients to appropriate external services such as those that provide life skill and educational programs
  • providing crisis intervention where appropriate
  • Supporting and assisting clients in a way that promotes independence, empowerment and prevents a return to homelessness
  • undertaking home visits, advocating on behalf of the clients where required, and supervising client activities
  • maintaining accurate and up-to-date client records and case notes.

This role will report to the Manager Homelessness and Housing.

To be successful, you will need:

  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
  • Minimum TAFE Certificate IV or currently undertaking tertiary study, in welfare or related field
  • Previous experience providing support to marginalised and vulnerable people support to homeless persons
  • Demonstrated experience in managing crisis intervention and case work for women with/without children experiencing domestic and family violence and/ or homelessness, including people with complex and/or high-level needs,
  • Sound knowledge of child protection issues and the crisis, social, community and private rental housing market in NSW.
  • Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations
  • NSW driver licence - flexibility to travel to meet clients needs.

If this sounds like you, don't wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the position description.

Information on how to apply.

If you have questions about this role, please email Liza.Barlow@vinnies.org.au (Manager-Homelessness & Housing), using the subject line: Case Worker - Domestic Violence (VIN2596) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

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