Specialist Family Violence Capacity Building Adviser

  • Professional Services
  • Full Time
  • 2 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

  • Bayside Peninsula region
  • Full time -2 year Fixed term Contract
  • SCHADS 6 ($77,600 – $82,000 base + 9.5% superannuation + salary packaging)
  • Join a friendly supportive team working with vulnerable women and children

An exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate who will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive mapping of the Alcohol and other Drug and Mental Health sectors across Bayside Peninsula, identifying gaps in the service system to develop collaboration and referral options for both victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence.

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 comprehensive service mapping of pathways, including identification of service gaps for victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence
  • Through a consultative process, establish current family violence responses occurring in the AOD and Mental Health Sectors, identifying and recommending practice changes which need to occur, including with service networks
  • Identify opportunities for increased collaboration across the three service sectors to provide a more integrated and collaborative health and human service system response to family violence
  • 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:

  • Relevant qualifications in the health or human services field or equivalent relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in community development approaches including a sound understanding of the community services sector
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with, establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to drive system change
  • 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
  • Satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • 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 integrational 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 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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