Graduate Family Violence (Men’s) Intake Support Practitioner Bethany Community Support


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 (Men’s) Intake Support Practitioner, based at the Orange Door, Geelong CBD. This position is full time (part time negotiable) fixed term for 12 months and will be reporting to the Team Leader – Specialist Men’s Family Violence Intake Service. The core purpose of this role is to provide intake screening, triage and assessment of all male family violence perpetrators who are referred to the Barwon Family Violence Support and Safety Hub. This is a key component of the statewide integrated family violence reforms and has been designed to ensure that men who choose to use violence have timely access to a full range of services through earlier intake and assessment.

This position 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:

At the completion of the twelve month graduate program, opportunities to continue working in the family violence service response with Bethany are likely. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Respond to intake enquiries including but not limited to telephone, self and L17 portal referrals and secondary consult.
  • Deliver screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, target interventions, allocation and coordinated referral.
  • Deliver services and support via phone and outreach at client’s home or other sites.
  • Access (as required) information from the Central Information Point (CIP) to enable a stronger risk assessment of male perpetrators of family violence.
  • Support the delivery of coordinated and integrated responses to children and families in need of support and to perpetrators of all forms of family violence, drawing on the Integrated Practice Framework, Hub Operational Guidelines, Service Specifications and relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks.

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: 
  • 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. Apply online or send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: [email protected] 9:00am Monday 28 November 2022.

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.



Bethany Community Support

Job Salary

$77,844.21 + Super + Salary Packaging