AOD Specialist Family Violence Advisor Gateway Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Based in Wodonga or Wangaratta
  • Part time or Full Time Perm (0.8 – 1.0 EFT
  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900 per year

ABOUT US

Gateway Health is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people, and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We will do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities in times of need, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful, highly functioning team delivering an innovative cross sector family violence/mental health/alcohol and other drug(AOD) project in the Ovens Murray area and to be a leader in family violence reform.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person with strong family violence expertise to provide specialist advice, secondary consultations, and support to clinicians across the AOD/MH sector. This position will enhance the quality and consistency of the service response to clients who perpetrate or experience family violence at whichever point they access the AOD &/or mental health service system.

Through developing and maintaining effective partnerships with relevant service providers/ key stakeholders you will have the opportunity to identify emerging trends, needs and gaps in service delivery and practice issues, and to use this knowledge to generate changes in systems and approaches, including the development of relevant policies, protocols, and procedures.

Phase one of this project has developed the initial foundations across the family violence/AOD/ Mental Health sectors and we are ready for the right person to move us into the next action phase of family violence reform in the Ovens Murray area.

ABOUT YOU

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential in addition to 
  • Experience using MARAM to assess risk, needs and protective factors of women and children, safety planning and determining appropriate referral pathways 
  • Ability to apply a trauma-informed framework to the various presentations of women and children
  • Experience working with women and children presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. trauma, substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds and/or LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Experience working with diverse communities experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage (e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people with disability; people from LGBTI communities).
  • Are a highly effective communicator.
  • Have extensive interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity in working with clients, colleagues, and community stakeholders.
  • The ability to work autonomously

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Requirements 

The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021 are available on https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners

Please contact us on [email protected] [link removed] if you have any questions about these requirements.

REMUNERATION

Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Centres Allied Health Professionals Enterprise Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017

Classification Level 5

GATEWAY HEALTH CULTURE

Gateway Health promotes a learning culture that encourages innovation and initiative and recognises our staff as our greatest asset. Gateway Health is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve within our community.

GATEWAY HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Laptop, mobile phone with remote access on and offsite
  • Not For Profit Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Ability to work from home + paid parental leave
  • Professional development + ongoing training and support provided
  • Free car parking
  • Fitness Passport – a discounted workplace health and fitness program for you and your family
  • Access to regular external supervision debriefing with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support available as needed, together with Group Supervision and Wellness activities.

For a confidential chat about the position please call Angelina Moore-Tabuteau on 0473 794 401

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Gateway Health we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every selection criteria and/or qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 30th October 2022

Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Gateway Health

Job Salary

Attractive Remuneration and Salary Packaging