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Senior Specialist Family Violence Practitioner - Case Management And Community Development


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  • Eaglemont location, Wurundjeri Country
  • Part time (0.9EFT), permanent role
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $108k FTE pa (inclusive of base salary - $90k FTE, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Berry Street’s Northern Specialist Family Violence Service (NSFVS) is a provider and access point for integrated family violence services in the Northern Metro Melbourne sub-region. The service provides a range of support services to families who have experienced family violence.

This position will play a critical role in providing a specialist family violence case management response to up to 10 victim survivors and their children. In addition to this, an important part of this position includes family violence capacity building activities, secondary consultation, family violence training and attendance at networks, as identified in consultation with the Team Leader Community Programs.

This position is currently based in Eaglemont with a mix of in office and working from home.

Key Responsibilities

Primarily the role is expected to be assessing family violence risk and working intensively with victim survivors and their children to identify goals and achieve them.

The NSFVS service operates within a collaborative & supportive team environment with a strong focus on partnerships with relevant external organisations. The role will engage with key service providers in the Moreland LGA and other LGA’s as required and will be supported by the expertise of the Berry Street NSFVS team in building and strengthening these networks and partnerships.

About You

You will hold a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on victim survivors and their children.

The senior, specialised level of this role will require the ability to be able to reflect and analyse complex situations arising in specialist family violence casework and the commitment to working collaboratively with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with other agencies and the community.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted by 11pm on 3rd June 2021.

Queries to Suzanne Meharry (Team Leader Community Programs) on (03) 9450 4700.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.