Family Violence Worker – Adult Program FVCSS – North (501709) Department of Health


The role:

  • Assist adults to recover from their experience of family violence through the provision of information, assessment, counselling, referral and other appropriate forms of therapeutic intervention.
  • Contribute to and participate in the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of programs and group sessions.
  • Provide information and support, referral and advice to clients and other service providers.
  • Assess and monitor the ongoing risk and safety needs of the adults affected by family violence who access the service.
  • Identify, develop and provide the services required to meet the needs of adults affected by family violence.

Note: – Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The team:

  • The Family Violence Counselling & Support Service (FVCSS) is a Department of Health service that provides information, therapeutic counselling and support for adults, children and young people who have been affected by the experience of family violence.  It is at component of the Tasmanian Government Safe at Home Program, which integrates and coordinates responses to family violence around the criminal justice framework with primacy given to the safety, support, and counselling needs of victims.

  • FVCSS consists of two programmes. These are the Children and Young Persons Program (CHYPP) and the Adult Program. 

  • The Adult Program provides information, counselling, support, advocacy and referral to people identified as victims of intimate partner family violence. 

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 45.6 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Location: Launceston, Tasmania

Salary: $69,117 to $104,493 pro rata per annum + 11% superannuation 

  • Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement No. 2 of 2022


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of an approved allied health professional tertiary qualification/program of study and registered with the relevant National Board or in the case of self-regulated allied health professions with either full membership or eligible for membership with the relevant professional association.
  • Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  • crimes of violence
  • sex related offences
  • serious drug offences
  • crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the “Apply” button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For more information 

Heather Malerbi

Team Leader, Adult Program, Family Violence Counselling and Support Service North
Phone: (03) 6777 2282
E-mail: [email protected]

Applications close: Monday, 25 September 2023 at 11:55pm