Domestic Violence Caseworker abrs

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Client is excited to launch a Domestic and Family Violence Transitional Housing Service. This program will ensure families are provided safe housing and case management support to safely transition from refuge to independent housing.
 
This role will involve;

The Women and Family Advocate will provide individual, family and group support planning to women, young people and children who are clients of our Domestic and Family Violence Transitional Housing Service.

The ideal candidate will provide practical support and interventions to increase the client’s safety and wellbeing post refuge, through the lens of a multi-level practice framework in collaboration with the team.

We are looking for a flexible, agile and adaptable individual who will work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve best practice outcomes for women and families.

They are looking for candidates with;

  • Extensive experience working within a clear client-centred, trauma-informed strengths-based framework
  • Determine appropriate interventions that apply theoretical knowledge of domestic and family violence
  • Conduct risk assessments and respond to identified risks through a collaborative team approach
  • Provide practical support to women and children and advocate on their behalf
  • Support the children’s well-being and development, and parents’ skills and confidence
  • Previous experience undertaking therapeutic support and providing crisis counselling for children and women
  • Network to develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders to successfully link families to support services during and post-exit

The requirements for this role include;

  • Degree level qualification in Social or Behavioural Sciences with at least 3 years experience in family and youth services, preferably with knowledge and skills in working with women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence
  • Experience in providing therapeutic support and counselling for women and children
  • Extensive experience assessing risk and safety for family violence (Minimum of 2 years)
  • You will work within a clear client-centred, trauma-informed strengths-based framework
  • Resilience and capacity to work with families and children in the most vulnerable situations of their lives
  • Experience in planning, implementing and facilitating individual support and groups for women and children who have experienced domestic/family violence
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to relevant networks
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, with sound problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution and report writing skills along with the ability to impart knowledge
  • Ability to work on-call 1 week per month

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children and families we would love to hear from you. My client offers attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave.

Additional Information;

My Clients Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza.

Our client will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations and supporting information about the immunisation and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children and undertaking a National police check.

Why partner with abrs to secure your next role?  
  
Our values aren’t just things we believe in. They’re our entire foundation.
They’re the very reason we exist, and the reason we’ve returned every single cent of profit we’ve earned to charity.
  
Abrs is Australia’s only charity-owned not-for-profit recruitment agency with 100% of our net revenue returned to fund programs that assist children, youth and families.

When you engage with abrs to secure your next career move you are participating in an ethical recruitment process that funds programs in the charity space. Choosing abrs means you are helping us to help some of the most disadvantaged in our communities

To apply hit APPLY NOW as we are shortlisting for this position now!

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Emelene Longfield on 0482 182 807.

Recent job advertisements