Are you looking for a position that will see you achieve real and meaningful outcomes that positively affect our community?
The primary purpose of the Family Violence Case Management Practitioner is to provide crisis intervention and case management supports to victims of family violence and their families. Although an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, we are funded to provide service to both Indigenous and mainstream clients. Mainstream clients are referred to us through the Orange Door allocations process. As such, case load will be a mix of both.
We also provide a range of family violence recovery programs. Training will be offered to the successful practitioner if not trained in Shark Cage or Parenting After Family Violence.
Winda-Mara Family Violence Unit is both a Risk Assessment Entity (RAE) as well as an Information Sharing Entity (ISE) under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and can accept referrals direct from our local Indigenous community. We work with the whole family to encourage a safer community and employ a Men’s Practitioner. We also utilise the Safe & Together model of case noting.
The key responsibilities of this position are:
- Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s access to the program through the provision of culturally safe and appropriate services and community development activities.
- Promote client safety, self-determination and wellbeing.
- Maintain a case load and conduct comprehensive MARAM assessments and Safety Plans.
- Develop individual case plans with clients, assessing their needs and goals in a client led and holistic approach.
- Co-facilitation of group work for women recovering from Family Violence and Parenting after Family Violence programs.
- Work closely with other Practitioners of the Family Violence unit
- Work collaboratively with partner agencies, ensuring warm referrals for clients.
- Maintain accurate and up to date data records for all clients and timely completion of any reports or correspondence.
We offer a competitive salary, including tax savings with remuneration subject to experience.
About Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (WMAC) is a community-controlled organisation located in South-West Victoria with offices in Heywood and Hamilton. WMAC provides a range of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families across Heywood, Hamilton, Portland, and surrounding areas over a number of programs: Land Management, Family Services, GP Clinic and Allied Health, Health Promotion and Prevention, Community Wellbeing, Culture and Tourism, Governance and Administration and Kinship Care and Support. WMAC employs over 80 people and has a key focus to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate and access culturally appropriate services.
The ideal applicant will have:
- Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment & Management, or other qualifications in a relevant field in line with Recommendation 209 Victorian Commission to Family Violence or currently undertaking (or willing to undertake) tertiary studies in line with Recommendation 209 to meet mandatory requirements.
- Previous experience working with Affected Family Members and knowledge of the drivers of family violence.
- Demonstrated understanding of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008, Intervention Orders, Multi-Agency Risk Assessment & Management framework (MARAM) and your responsibilities under the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme in Victoria (FVISS).
- Demonstrated ability to promote client’s safety, self-determination and agency.
- Ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally safe and appropriate ways.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the inter-generational impact of colonisation on Aboriginal Communities and family violence and how to work in a trauma-informed way.
Position description can be found on our website at www.windamara.com.au/employment and any enquiries can be made by emailing [email protected]
To apply, please forward your cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your resume to the above email.
All submissions must be provided by no later than 5pm Friday 13 October 2023.