- Job posted on: 3rd Sep 2021
- Applications close:
Safe Steps is the only 24/7, family violence response centre in Victoria, providing a “state-wide entry point” for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. Services include information and referral, crisis response, specialist family violence risk assessment, safety planning, Webchat, and access to supported crisis accommodation. We also provide specialist counselling nationally, through 1800RESPECT.
Our vision is safety, support and respect for all victim-survivors of domestic and family violence.
Our practice is trauma-informed and guided by evidence. We provide services to all victim-survivors and recognise that most of our work is dedicated to the needs of women and children which reflects the gendered nature of domestic and family violence.
The Intake and Assessment program is an access point for victim survivors to specialist family violence support and services across the state including crisis responses for those at serious risk of harm. The program is responsible for the provision of specialist family violence information, service navigation advice and referral, consultation for other professionals, assessment and triage, safety planning, family violence advocacy and access to resources that promote safety. Where family violence risk is assessed as serious and imminent provision of crisis accommodation and support, including activating local face to face crisis responses.
The Senior Practitioner (Intake and Assessment) will provide real time management of resources to meet demand, best practice leadership, supervision and coaching to staff working on the frontline of service.
The role also includes phone-based services to callers seeking information, referral, assessment and support in managing safety due to family violence as well as undertaking triage, brief and comprehensive family violence risk assessments and the planning of immediate crisis responses to manage caller safety.
The position is based on a determined roster including night and weekend hours.
It is essential that you have the following:
All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check (including international police check if resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last ten years), Working with Children Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.
NOTE: Safe Steps is exempt from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 which would otherwise require the appointment to this position to be on a non-gender specific basis. Applications for this position will be considered from women only (Exemption H42/2017)
Apply for this position by submitting your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria by the closing date.
Safe Steps welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTIQ.