Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (x2), Magistrates’ Court of Victoria Court Services Victoria


About us

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

Use your skills and knowledge of family violence to create positive change for victim survivors and children of family violence. During single session engagements with applicants, you will play a key role in empowering victim survivors and providing choices. This includes assessing applicants’ immediate non-legal needs, conducting risk assessments and safety planning, and providing applicants with information and referrals to external service providers as needed.

You will establish and maintain relationships and work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including Court Registrars and community-based organisations to enable effective referrals to support services to ensure the safety of victim survivors and children. In return for your contribution, you will receive the following:

  • Ongoing supervision and professional development
  • Competitive remuneration and annual salary increase as provided for in the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2020
  • Varied career progression opportunities within the Family Violence Branch and broader organisation
  • Professional development planning with opportunity for eligible annual progression payments
  • Great support with a family violence Central practitioner team
  • Some flexible work options may be available subject to operational requirements. Discussions about flexible work are welcomed with successful candidates

About you

You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification in a related therapeutic discipline such as social work, psychology or social sciences, and demonstrated experience and knowledge of Family Violence including drivers, risks and issues that can acerbate family violence risk. You will also bring with you sound skills in the provision of support, crisis containment and risk assessment and sound stakeholder engagement skills

A Key Selection Criteria will not be required however applicants must submit a detailed cover letter with their resume outlining their experience and skills.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • covering letter

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.




Court Services Victoria

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$90,067 - $102,192