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Specialist Family Violence Advocate

Eastern Domestic Violence Service - Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role

Specialist Family Violence Advocate –Opportunities Available

76 hours per fortnight:
– 12 month Fixed Term Contract
– Backfill Parental Leave Role Until January 2023

About the Opportunity

The Intensive Case Management team provides longer term case management support for women and children experiencing complex and intersectional challenges, as a result of family violence including supporting women and children referred to the Eastern Risk Assessment Management Panel (RAMP).

As a Specialist Family Advocate you will address gender and power issues underlying domestic violence on both personal and social levels including accountability of perpetrators, provide high quality risk assessment and safety planning with women and children and ensure accurate client case notes/records and data collection. In partnership with the woman you will identify, assess, develop and implement effective interventions and referrals for them and where relevant, their families.

In this position you will also be required to participate on a regular basis in the Services work schedule which covers EDVOS hours of operation. This includes regular late finish shifts from 11.54am to 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9am – 5pm. 

What We Offer:

  •  A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence
  • Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including group running coaching, yoga classes, strengthening and stretch and spike classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Internal committees (e.g. Quality and Safety and People and Culture steering committees) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
  •  A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence
  • Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including group running coaching, yoga classes, strengthening and stretch and spike classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Internal committees (e.g. Quality and Safety and People and Culture steering committees) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)

Essential to your success

With a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology Welfare or a related discipline you will have a demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the principles and practices of a specialist family violence service including feminist theory and enabling women to make informed choices. You will have experience in case management and the capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, young women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients.

A copy of the key selection criteria can be accessed by downloading the full Position Description available below or at our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/.

Please review the Position Description for a full list of accountabilities and criteria.

EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. This position would require availability to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation. Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5+ 9.5% super.

Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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