Advanced Practitioner- Family Violence Cafs (Child & Family Services Ballarat)


  • Full Time- Ongoing
  • Ballarat location
  • Salary Package up to $112,000 pro rata including 10.5% super (Salary Range: $97,116-$101,415)
  • Generous Salary Packaging of $15,900 + Meals & Entertainment

Our Organisation


Cafs (Child and Family Services Ballarat) is a proudly independent community service organisation, with our head office located in the Ballarat Community. We celebrate diversity and strive to be inclusive in everything we do. For over 156 years, the heart of our service has been the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Today, that commitment stands strong, and we extend our programs to include everyone who needs assistance across the Grampians and Central Highlands ? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+, people of all abilities, people of different race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds and people of all religions. Cafs have adopted TBRI� as our preferred model of care and Cafs way of strengthening relationships with others. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviours. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI is connection.


Our Team is Growing!

We are looking for an experienced family violence leader to join our team.

We are looking for experienced practitioners who are looking for a new opportunity within the family violence sector. The successful applicant will support and mentor a team of experienced family violence practitioners working to change the behaviours of men who use violence. The role will involve working with perpetrators through the intake, assessment and through case management services. 

The Advanced Practitioner- Family Violence is responsible for provide support, guidance and mentorship to a the team of Family Violence Practitioners in our Family Safety Contact, Case Management and intake functions within the team, the role will work with Facilitators of the Mens Behaviour Change Program as part of this role also. The successful candidate will hold a small case load of complex clients but will have a main focus in developing practice and processes within the team. 

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced practitioner looking for their next leadership opportunity. Our Family Violence team is continuing to grow and we are looking for our next superstar practitioner to join our team.

About you

You will be a values driven individual who is motivated to make a difference. Our successful candidate will have a general understanding of family Violence programs. You will thrive in working collaboratively within a dynamic and experienced team environment, working closely with your colleagues to facilitate group and consult on client work.

Our successful candidates will hold the below skills and attributes:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Work, Welfare Studies, Youth Work or related discipline (Mandatory)
  • Strong understanding of the nature family violence
  • Strong understanding of family violence programs including group facilitation, ideally within the Men’s Behaviour Change Program. 
  • Strong  and  authentic  interpersonal skills with experience working with a range of clients
  • Someone who is committed to ending Family Violence and understands the drivers of family violence
  • The understanding of the complexities that come with working with Men who use violence
  • The ability to analyse information, undertake assessments and provide advice and guidance to other practitioners
  • Alignment to Cafs values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Kindness & Innovation



A minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work or recent employment in the family violence sector or equivalency met through the 7 Equivalency Principles in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements.

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What Cafs can offer you?

  • Join an organisation that lives their values
  • Inclusive, supportive and innovative teams
  • Above award entitlements, including 3 days paid Christmas Leave
  • Rewarding Careers with professional development and dedicated resources to support your growth
  • Salary Packaging options up to $15,900 plus meals and entertainment


Want to find out more? 

We would love to hear from you, to find out more about this opportunity please contact Tracey Savage Manager Family Violence & Child Wellbeing for a confidential discussion on 0409 840 225



To apply for this role please submit your application through the online portal by selecting the ?apply now? button on our careers webpage.  

You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter as part of our application process. You cover letter will also include responses to the following questions:

  • Outline which role you are applying for
  • How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  • What previous experience have you had in facilitating the men’s behaviour change program or relevant programs. 
  • What point of difference will you bring to the role?

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check. Proof of Covid19 vaccinations will also be required to be eligible for this opportunity.


Applications are now open and will close Monday 17th of October, 2022 at 10am Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received. 



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