- Kick-start your career in family violence and learn to facilitate men’s behaviour change in group settings!
- Enjoy great remuneration circa SCHADS level 3 plus super and salary packaging!
- Be supported by our collaborative organisation to promote family safety and help strengthen individuals’ and communities’ capacity and safety
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is the leading specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specific family violence service provider in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Melbourne (including inner and outer East).
We provide a range of services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence.
The understanding of culture and practice that lead to the delivery of services by BWAHS has led to a family violence model that works with the whole family, men and women and their families to find healing.
BWAHS is currently seeking a Men’s Group Worker to join our team full-time, located in Lilydale, Melbourne.
In this role, you will be supported by your team and the wider organisation to learn more about supporting our clients and delivering group programs to affect men’s behaviour change.
Reporting to the Men’s Programs Coordinator, you will support Men to attend men’s groups and men’s camps as well as assist in the facilitation of some youth programs. You will collaborate to design and facilitate a range of culturally safe healing group programs with Aboriginal men, and young men, who are impacted by, have experienced, or are users of family violence.
- Identify opportunities to support the strong positive connection between participants and their families, culture, Country, and Community to promote healing and recovery;
- Collaborate and consult with internal and external stakeholders to reduce identified barriers and support clients to attend therapeutic groups and programs;
- Work to create programs that facilitate men’s behaviour change;
- Maintain records, including notes, reports, plans and data within required timelines; and
- Identify family violence risks and strategies to support safety and the healing journey.
To succeed as our newest Men’s Group Worker, you will be passionate about men’s behaviour change, and have exposure to the family violence sector in some form.
You will have some experience in community services, and be looking to grow and develop your career as a Men’s Group Worker.
As our clients are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, you will have an understanding of the impacts of colonisation and ongoing generational trauma. The ability to communicate with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create a safe and supportive space for people impacted by family violence is necessary.
You will need a valid driver’s license, a working with children’s check and a national police check, or the ability to obtain these prior to starting.
Remuneration & Benefits
When you join BWAHS you will receive a highly attractive SCHADS level 3 salary commensurate with your skills and experience, and a range of great benefits!
- Salary packaging options up to $15,900 to increase your take-home pay
- Learning and Development opportunities: formal qualifications to improve your knowledge and career prospects
- Career Development Opportunities: we will promote from within whenever possible
- The opportunity to participate in cultural events and other activities
- Access to Employee Support and Wellbeing programs
- A warm, supportive, and inclusive team environment and organisational culture
Ready to Apply?
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career and make a difference in a community by supporting Men?