Men’s Family Violence Practitioner – The Orange Door Cafs (Child & Family Services Ballarat)


  • Full Time- Ongoing
  • Bacchus Marsh Location
  • Up to $109k (base salary range $94,014 – $98,276 +11% super + salary packaging benefits)
  • Award winning inclusive employer




Cafs (Child and Family Services Ballarat) is a proudly independent community service organisation, with our head office located in the Ballarat Community. We celebrate diversity and strive to be inclusive in everything we do. For over 156 years, the heart of our service has been the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Today, that commitment stands strong, and we extend our programs to include everyone who needs assistance across the Grampians and Central Highlands ? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+, people of all abilities, people of different race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds and people of all religions. Cafs have adopted TBRI� as our preferred model of care and Cafs way of strengthening relationships with others. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviours. Our services are aimed at providing early help and intervention, targeted support and ongoing assistance. Cafs is a value driven organisation, which means we use our values to hold ourselves to account in how we work together and how we serve our clients


The Men?s Practitioners team engage men who use family violence and connects them with services that they need. Practitioners work to invite men to take responsibility for their use of violence and the impact of their violence on those around them. Engagement takes place in a variety of settings including phone calls, face to face meetings and home visits (if assessed as safe and appropriate). This role is critical in keeping victim/survivors and their children safe.
This role is an intake and assessment position, not a case management position. Please refer to the position description for more information about this opportunity.



This role would suit someone with at least 2-3 years? experience in the family violence sector who either has experience working with men who use violence or is looking to specialise in this area using their existing family violence skillset.
In addition to relevant experience you will bring:

  • An unwavering dedication to supporting the safety of women and children
  • A high level of organisational skills and attention to detail
  • A passion for intake and assessment
  • A desire to support your team and develop your skills with complex cases


A minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work or recent employment in the family violence sector or equivalency met through the 7 Equivalency Principles in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements.

For more information, please go to or contact our People & Engagement team at [email protected]  

What is on offer at Cafs?

  • Join an organisation that lives their values
  • Inclusive, supportive and innovative teams
  • Above award entitlements, including 3 days paid Christmas Leave
  • Rewarding Careers with professional development and dedicated resources to support your growth
  • Salary Packaging options up to $15,900 plus meals and entertainment

To find out more go visit our careers page 



We would love to hear from you, to find out more about this opportunity contact Trudy Adams, Team Leader – Orange Door on 03 5337 3333



To apply for this role please submit your application through the online portal by selecting the ?apply now? button on our careers webpage.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check. Proof of Covid19 vaccinations will also be required to be eligible for this opportunity.

Applications are now open and will close Sunday the 27th of August, 2023.  Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants may be contacted for interview prior to the closing date.


At Cafs we welcome applications from all people and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions at Cafs.


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If you require additional assistance with your application please contact [email protected]“>[email protected]



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