Graduate Family Violence Case Worker Bethany Community Support

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Bethany:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Graduate Family Violence Case Worker based at Hamlyn Heights. This position is full time, fixed term for 12 months, and will be reporting to the Team Leader – Specialist Women’s and Children’s Services. The core purpose of this role is to provide risk assessment, safety planning and case management support for women and children who are engaged in family violence services at Bethany Community Support. 

This role is part of the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program. The Program provides a dedicated pathway for new and recent graduates into the family violence, sexual assault and primary prevention sectors and supports graduates to gain practical skills and knowledge while also receiving additional learning and development support. If you are relocating for the Program, you may also be eligible for a $1,500 contribution towards costs associated with your relocation. To meet the eligibility requirements for the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program, graduates must have completed all course requirements (or will do so before commencing in the Program) or have completed their qualifications within the last two years. For more information on the Graduate Program visit: https://www.vic.gov.au/students-and-graduates-who-want-work-family-violence

Key responsibilities:

  • Under guidance of supervisor, conduct comprehensive safety and risk assessments in line with the MARAM to determine the current and ongoing risks and service requirements for women and children experiencing family violence.
  • Under the guidance of supervisor and senior workers, provide a case management response to a caseload of low to medium complexity cases.
  • To fully consider the needs of women and children who have experienced or witnessed family violence and make appropriate referrals.
  • Support the Specialist Men’s Services, Family Safety Contact, Barwon Orange Door to ensure an integrated service response to women and children, accountability, and ongoing service development. 
  • Support the facilitation of a range of educational or support based groups under the guidance of Specialist Case Workers. 

About you:

  • Hold a tertiary degree in Social Work, or equivalent qualification that meets the requirements of recommendation 209 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Click here for more information: https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners 
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program 
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, databases and knowledge of a range of IT programs.

What we offer: 

  • A diverse and inclusive environment 
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging 
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit our ‘Careers’ page on our website, click on the relevant position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: [email protected] 9:00am Monday 12 December 2022.  

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Kristy Berryman, Manager Family Violence on 0455 510 993.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Bethany Community Support

Job Salary

$77,844.21 + Super + Salary Packaging