Family Violence Worker (female)

  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit
  • Reports To:Family Services Manager
  • Hours:Full-time (five days per week)
  • Award:Social, Community, Home Care, Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Position Scope:

    Work as part of a family violence team that provides an integrated, coordinated, safety led response to individuals and families that prioritises: the safety, protection and wellbeing of children and young people; the safety and empowerment of women; and the responsibility and accountability of men who use violence in the family; and undertake direct work with young women who are pregnant or parenting and are homeless or at risk of homelessness providing support and case management.

Position Number             CE0042

Organisational Values

  • Respect
    Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
  • Accountability
    Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
  • Resilience
    Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
  • Advocacy
    Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
  • Cultural Sensitivity

Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide an integrated and coordinated response to individuals and families where family violence is present, in particular to women and their children who are experiencing family violence and men who are using violence against family members.
  • Perform intake and response functions
  • Conduct risk assessments, develop safety plans and risk management strategies in conjunction with clients using CNV’s family violence risk assessment and management framework.
  • Case work with people experiencing family violence including those experiencing difficulties with mental health, disabilities, substance misuse, housing finances and parenting.
  • Identifying concerns for the safety and wellbeing of children and working with their families to address these concerns within the Common Risk Assessment Framework.
  • Develop case plans in consultation with clients.
  • Implement and review case plans.
  • Referrals to other services as required.
  • Offer support and advocacy for women when engaging in police, court, child protection, health, housing, disability and mental health systems.

Files, Supervision and feedback from clients demonstrate: 

  • Risk assessments are completed accurately, professionally, monitored and recorded in accordance with NAC practice guidelines;
  • Engagement with clients;
  • Support and advocacy within the broader system; and
  • Case plans are developed in conjunction with clients and reviewed regularly.

Undertake direct work with young women who are pregnant or parenting and are homeless or at risk of homelessness providing support and case management

  • Conduct needs assessments and develops case plans in conjunction with young women.
  • Case work with young women experiencing homelessness including those experiencing difficulties with mental health, disabilities, substance misuse, finances and parenting.
  • Identify concerns for the safety and wellbeing of children and work with their families to address these concerns using the Best Interests framework.
  • Develop case plans in consultation with clients.
  • Implement and review case plans.
  • Referrals to other services as required.
  • Offer support and advocacy for young women when engaging in police, court, child protection, health, housing, disability and mental health systems.

Files, Supervision and feedback from clients demonstrate the use of:

  • The Best Interests Framework;
  • Engagement with clients;
  • Support and advocacy within the broader system;
  • Case plans including regular reviews and notes demonstrating input from clients
  • Supervision as per policy
  • Feedback from clients

Team Work

  • Actively contribute to peer support and group supervision.
  • Attend and contribute to team, program and agency meetings.
  • Participate in team building activities/tasks.
  • Activities are carried out as evidenced by meeting minutes and supervision recordss

 Maintain accurate records and complete data as required by the agency and DHHS.

  • SHIP status updates completed on a monthly basis.
  • Up to date, accurate case notes in Communicare

Professional Development

  • Attend regular training to ensure skills and knowledge are relevant.
  • Have a current Performance Development Plan to identify areas for development.
  • Current Performance Development Plan
  • Annual Training record

 

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:
  • Knowledge and understanding of family violence and young homeless women’s issues in accordance with service philosophies.
  • An understanding of and support for the feminist philosophy and the social context of women’s lives.
  • Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to effectively and independently organise one’s workload, set priorities, ensure adherence to service standards and established guidelines.
  • Well-developed communication (both oral and written) skills with the capacity to prepare reports, case notes and correspondence in a clear and concise language and the ability to assimilate information from varied sources.
  • Well-developed information technology skills including ability to enter data, maintain electronic client files, ability to use a range of modern technology equipment.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the capacity to liaise effectively with a wider range of clients and service providers including the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner conducive to effective team development.

 

Qualifications & Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in social work or welfare studies;
  • Experience in providing case management to individuals and/or families accessing services within the community or health or education service sector.
Other relevant information
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

To be eligible for an interview applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: Corporate Services Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

86 Hare Street,

Echuca Vic 3564

(PO Box 201)

Echuca Vic 3564

Email             jobs@njernda.com.au

All applications close:  Wednesday 12th January 2022

 

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day). Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 12th Jan 2022

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