Specialist Family Violence Adviser

  • Professional Services
  • Full Time
  • 2 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

This Program will be supported by a Statewide Program Coordinator and a Community of Practice.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding and experience working in family violence service delivery and demonstrated ability to build relationships, networks and enhance referral pathways for clients.

Advisors employed in this Program will work toward the following outcomes in the Bayside Peninsula region:

  • Support capacity building within the MH and AoD sectors through access to specialist family violence expertise and advice in identifying, recognising and responding to family violence
  • Strengthening networks and collaborations between agencies and across the three sectors
  • Enhanced referral pathways to provide a more integrated and collaborative health and human service system response to family violence
  • Earlier recognition of and intervention into family violence situations for clients of mental health and alcohol and other drug services
  • Enhanced quality and consistency of the service response to victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence at whatever point they access the health and human services systems.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A degree in social work or a related community services discipline
  • At least five years’ experience in the specialist family violence sector including working knowledge of the CRAF
  • Understanding of historical and contemporary issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian society around health and family violence, and capacity to work in a culturally informed and respectful manner
  • Working understanding of relevant legislation in the context of family violence, including but not limited to the Family Violence Protection Act 2008; Children, Youth and Families Act 2005; Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014; Health Records Act 2001, the CRAF and Victoria Police Code of Practice.
  • Current Australian Driver’s licence in order to fulfil the colocation requirements of the role

Our Safety & Resilience services are delivered across Victoria and New South Wales and include integrated family and youth services, a range of family violence response services, counselling and case management for children, young people, women and families and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (including refuge accommodation for women and children who have experienced family violence).

You will demonstrate commitment to social justice, gender equity and alignment with the values and mission of GSANZ.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to staff wellbeing. We offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff and a competitive remuneration package. We encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to salary packaging. This role is classified at level 6 SCHADS 2010.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people who identify as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Around the world the Good Shepherd network, represented in over 70 countries is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. Wherever we are, we strive to team up with people who share our mission, vision and passion for social justice because the need is still great.

We work to disrupt the intergenrational cycle of disadvantage and enable fullness of life, especially for women and girls. Our areas of expertise are, safety and resilience, educational pathways and financial security.

For further information please contact Sue Weatherill via email Sue.Weatherill@goodshep.org.au

Too apply please review the position description via our website and email a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and expertise along with a copy of your resume to recruitment@goodshep.org.au

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