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Victims Support Worker

Merri Health - Coburg, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Preston, Victoria
  • Part time, ongoing
  • Join a team with a great culture

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

As a Victims Support Worker you will be responsible for:

  • Provision of practical support and VAP case management services for victims of violent crime including: support, assessment, case plan development, advocacy, education, referral, including the use of brokerage funds as directed and appropriate.
  • Undertake initial needs assessment including urgency of need, risk, appropriate referrals (internal & external) and follow-up assessments & actions.
  • Provision of a range of mental health and well being supports on a continuum that include psychological first aid, safety planning or risk assessment through to assisted referral to formal therapeutic interventions.
  • Undertake initial needs assessment including urgency of need, risk, appropriate referrals (internal & external) and follow-up assessments & actions.

  • What You’ll Need To Succeed

    To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Work or other related discipline determined as appropriate by Merri Health
  • Experience/knowledge of basic counselling, utilising a variety of intervention methods and the development of on-going support structures
  • Sound knowledge base and demonstrated experience in working with trauma and recovery
  • An understanding of issues for people affected by crime
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

  • What We Offer

  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others
  • Being a part of an innovative community health organisation
  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive team

  • We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

    You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

    What You Need To Do Now

    If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

    Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.

    What else do I need to know?

    Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

    All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

    We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

    Coburg, VIC

    Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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