Co-Engagement DFV Specialist
About Us and Our Team Culture
At The Centre for Women & Co. and Men & Co. Services we work to support individuals, children and families towards physical and emotional safety through Domestic & Family Violence support and counselling. We work from an evidence-based, trauma-informed and reflective practice framework.
We trust our team members and encouraging autonomy, our leadership team are grounded and supportive; they don’t micro-manage but are present and are here to support the team when needed. We are big on investing in professional development and career progression and our team culture is based on our three core values of integrity, compassion and respect. We know that working in the DFV and Wellbeing sector is hard work, and we take care of our team.
Purpose of Role
The Co-Engagement DFV Specialist role is responsible for providing services directly to women who are experiencing Domestic and/or Family Violence. Specifically working alongside and providing advocacy to QPS DVET for CFW clients who are deemed at high risk and require support from QPS in the Logan and Crestmead area. The role involves directly responding to clients who present in crisis, providing immediate support to clients requiring risk assessment, safety intervention and planning as well as urgent referrals and supportive monitoring and follow up. You will work collaboratively with team members and other agencies and organisations to develop appropriate and innovative responses to prevent violence within the Logan and/or Redlands Community.
Salary and Benefits
- SCHADS Level 5.1 ($47.50 p/h) | Full Time (38 Hours a week) | Immediate start – 30th January 2025
- A supportive induction process and in-house training about the meaningful work we do to support our clients through DFV and improve their wellbeing.
- Salary Packaging up to $15,900 (superannuation can be paid in addition to this, subject to any ATO limit if any).
- A supportive and warm team culture and working environment where we help one another out, learn from one another and have a lot of fun and laughs
Experience and Qualifications
Essential Tertiary Qualifications
Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, or human services (alongside relevant experience) received from a recognised university.
Demonstrated experience and comprehensive knowledge of Domestic and Family Violence, and its effect on women, children and the wider community and demonstrated understanding of and experience working within current legislation (Domestic and Family Violence Act 2012).
Demonstrated experience and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Selection Criteria (Mandatory in Application)
Please note, applications without responses to the selection criteria will not progress.
- A comprehensive knowledge of Domestic and Family Violence, and its effect on women, children and the wider community and demonstrated understanding of and experience working within current legislation (Domestic and Family Violence Act 2012).
- Capacity to effectively and appropriately engage with women and children who have experienced Domestic and/or Family Violence. This includes experience working with women in crisis, understanding and identifying high risk factors, assessing risk, and safety planning accordingly.
- Experience and a comprehensive understanding of the cultural considerations required when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women/families.
- Experience working collaboratively with other agencies (both government and non-government), hold clear boundaries and manage difference of opinion.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current evidence-based therapeutic interventions in individual, family and group settings.
- Excellent written and oral skills, including demonstrated ability to write and present clearly and concisely for other professionals and clients.
Values and Qualities
- We believe in ending violence against women and children; a future where safety and wellbeing are paramount.
- We believe clear is kind; honesty and transparency are vital to our team culture.
- We respect one another; we talk to people, not about them.
- We work with integrity and take time to reflect on our work.
- We practise self-care and accept help when we need it.
- We are in this work for the right reasons, not for ego.
If you want to step into our world and you feel that you are our next CFW team member, we’d love to meet you.
How to Apply – We Want to Meet You!
To apply, please include a cover letter, resume and responses to the selection criteria to be considered. Applications without selection criteria will not progress. Please email [email protected], applications close on Tuesday 26th September.