Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioner

Berry Street

Heidelberg, VIC

Posted 3/16/2019

  • Exciting roles at the Family Violence Support and Safety Hub
  • Heidelberg location
  • Permanent full time or part time opportunities

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

What is the Support and Safety Hub?

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended the introduction of Support and Safety Hubs in each of the 17 Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) areas. The Hubs are designed to make it easier for vulnerable families and children, including victims/survivors of family violence and families with children at risk of abuse or neglect, to access services when and where they need them. They will be visible and trusted points in the community offering safe, simple and early access to services, connecting people to the support they need.

About the role:

You will play a critical role in Family Violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of women and children into any supports they need. Referrals are received from a number of sources including police, women calling our service directly, and other services across the community. Responses can be provided by phone, face-to-face at the Hub, or at outreach appointments.

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, welfare or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children from diverse backgrounds who have experienced family violence.
  • High level understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the ability to articulate a feminist practice framework, including the impact on women and children.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience undertaking comprehensive risk assessments (CRAF).

What Berry Street can offer you:

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • Focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that cares about you

Queries to Pauline Wright or Beth Tynan, Northern Family & Domestic Violence Program on 9450 4700

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted as soon as possible as applications will be assessed as they are recieved

Please note; applications without a cover letter or key selection criteria will not be considered

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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.


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