Practitioner Court Support Centacare


Centacare Family and Relationship Services (CFRS) is a non-profit community organisation that supports the strengthening of family and community relationships, particularly where there is vulnerability and disadvantage.  Our services are available to the entire community regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability.
We strive to deliver professional and accountable services whilst empowering our clients to find solutions and achieve their goals
The role:
We are currently seeking a skilled Practitioner, Court Support to join our Domestic Violence Assistance team based in Beenleigh, working in the Magistrates Court.  This is a full time role working 38 hours per week.
Work hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that some flexibility is needed in order to meet business requirements.
This role is to provide community based court support and assistance, safety planning, engagement in domestic violence integrated response and ensuring safety and wellbeing of the client.  We are looking for someone with a well-developed understanding of the impact of Domestic and Family Violence, Child Safety and Family Law.
Essential requirements for the role:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Science from a recognised tertiary institution;
  • Eligibility for membership of APS, AASW, or similar recognised professional association;
  • Have a current Blue Card – or eligible to apply;
  • Have a current drivers licence;
  • Agree (if offered employment), to Centacare conducting an Australian Federal Police Criminal History Check;
  • Agree to sign a statutory declaration stating that you have no overseas criminal offences;
  • Have Australian Work Rights – Australian citizenship/Visa documentary evidence is. If so, to be provided at interview (please contact us for details if needed); and
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is now required for all roles in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

You will demonstrate:

  • To be a highly effective communicator;
  • Have extensive interpersonal skills;
  • Have a high degree of professionalism and integrity in working with clients, colleagues, and community stakeholders;
  • Participate in consultative and collaborative strategies with other Practitioners;
  • Be available for some after-hours work;
  • The opportunity to support and work with diverse families and complex needs; and
  • Work to provide equitable services for clients.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated articulation of a well-developed practice framework for domestic and family violence and its nexus with child safety, family law as well as skills and experience in intake, risk assessment, crisis intervention, DVO assistance and safety planning;
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in the provision of brief, solution-focused counselling for women impacted by domestic and family violence;
  • well-developed understanding of Domestic and Family Violence Act, Child Protection Act and Family Law Act as well as issues and the impacts on families engaged in these systems; and
  • Well-developed written work including report writing, case notes, data collection, data entry and computer literacy skills.

Remuneration for this position is paid in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, minimum level 5.1 with the base salary commencing at $88,757.76 pa (44.91/hr).

Applications close on 25 July 2022.

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Imelda O’Sullivan on telephone 07 5552 6500 alternatively please click on the apply now button. 
Please provide a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the role, including examples of the skills and experience required above. 


The Archdiocese of Brisbane has standards of conduct for workers to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct working with children checks and background referencing for all persons who will engage in direct and regular involvement with children and young people (0 – 18 years), and/or vulnerable adults. The organisation is fully committed to child safety and has a zero tolerance to abuse of children or vulnerable adults.

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