Family Violence Intake and Assessment Practitioner Peninsula Health


• Hybrid working available – laptop and phone provided
• Salary approx. $96,000 based on experience (pro rata)
• 5 weeks annual leave per year
• Attractive Salary Packaging options available

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The Family Violence Intake and Assessment Practitioner is a valued member of the Family Violence Program at Peninsula Health. The role works within the state-funded Safety and Support Hubs, formally known as The Orange Door (TOD). The Family Violence Practitioner responds to the identified needs of women and children in our community by responding to referrals for children, victim survivors and people who use violence (PUVs). This position will be based within the Peninsula Health Team across either the Northern, Westernport and Frankston Orange Door sites (applicants will be based at one site). Peninsula Health holds the specialist portfolio for people who use violence. The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Practice Guides and assessment tools for professionals working with adults who use family violence are utilised to undertake this practice.
Together with your Integrated Team, the role of the Peninsula Health Orange Door Family Violence Intake and Assessment Practitioner is to provide comprehensive risk management and safety planning to clients who access the Orange Door. This is achieved through the delivery of screening and triage, assessment, crisis response and service planning. Targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals consistent with the Integrated Practice Framework, Operational Guidelines, Service Specifications and relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks. The position reports operationally to the Orange Door Team Leader, and professionally to the relevant Head of Discipline.

The Orange Door

The Orange Door brings together different workforces and practices to create an integrated team and a consolidated intake point in each Hub area to provide support for;
• Women, children and young people and families experiencing family violence
• People who use violence
• Families in need of support with the care, development, and well-being of children
This is achieved by drawing on expertise of Public Health and Community Based Organisations (including Peninsula Health) to receive and respond to referrals from:
• Police referrals for women and children who are victims of family violence
• Police referrals for perpetrators of family violence
• Child wellbeing referrals
• Third party organisations
• Clients who can self-refer by contacting The Orange Door directly
The Orange Door have mobilised the service system to work with women, children and families to support their safety and wellbeing. One of the roles of the Hubs is to provide a central point of intake, where referrals are triaged by a team of professional staff representing the Family Violence sector. The Hubs work directly with PUVs onsite, via phone and out-posting at partner organisations. A key function of this role is to assess the risk posed by PUVs and determine the appropriate service provision, with a focus on referrals to family violence prevention programs (Men’s Behaviour Change Program) and other referrals as identified to address psychosocial needs.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Tertiary Qualification in Social Work/Psychology/Social Science or related fields
• Qualifications must align with the Mandatory Minimum Qualification Requirements for Specialist Family Violence Practitioner (Recommendation 209)
• Registration with AHPRA or eligible for registration with AASW
• Experience in related fields across the Family Violence Sector
• Demonstrable risk management and safety planning skills and a familiarity with MARAM
• Familiarity with the key underpinning legislation including the Privacy Act, Health Records Act, Children, Youth and Family Act, Family Violence Act
• Demonstrated knowledge of No to Violence principles, standards and practice
• Well developed skills in working with complex clients including defusing, self-management and reflective practice.
• High level verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in all professional relationships
• Commitment to continuous quality improvement and evidence-based practice
• Demonstrated flexibility and capability to work effectively in a changing environment
• Current Victorian drivers licence, Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check
• Computer skills – excellent working knowledge of Microsoft platforms

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us – the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

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Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

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This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

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