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February

Specialist Family Violence Advocate- Assessment And Response Team

Eastern Domestic Violence Service - Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role

  • Fixed Term – 10 month contract
  • 38 hours per week

The Assessment and Response team is responsible for the initial intake function within EDVOS. As a Specialist Family Violence Advocate, you will listen to the woman’s story and ask questions to better understand her risk. You will address gender and power issues underlying domestic violence on both personal and social levels including accountability of perpetrators, you will 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 to other helpful services for them and, where relevant, their families.

Essential to your success

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Diploma of Community Services or equivalent
  • 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
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with clients and a range of stakeholders/service providers
  • 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 LGBTI clients both over the phone and face-to-face
  • Capacity to self-manage and prioritise workload

Please review the Position Description (see “How to Apply”) for a full list of accountabilities and criteria.

What We Offer

  • 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

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.

Job Category:

Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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