Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioner Berry Street


  • Located at the Broadmeadows, Sunbury and Coburg Orange Door access point in the Hume Moreland LGA, Wurundjeri Country
  • Open to 0.8FTE – FT 1.0 FTE – 12 month Fixed Term
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $114k pa (inclusive of base salary $96KFTE, plus super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Berry Street’s Northern Specialist Family Violence Service provides a Specialist Family Violence team within The Orange Door (Hume Moreland Region) as an initiative resulting per Recommendations 37 and 38 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The fundamental function of The Orange Door (also known as the Support and Safety Hub) is to:

  • Be a more visible and accessible contact point for service users requiring specialist support.
  • Provide help for people to identify family violence and child wellbeing issues.
  • Support to access justice and legal support.
  • Offer advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance.
  • Provide specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators.
  • Connection and coordination of access to support.
  • A system wide view of service capacity, client experience and outcomes.  

Key Responsibilities

The Specialist Family Violence Hub Practitioner plays a critical role in family violence risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of women and children into any supports they need. The referrals are a combination of police referred, women calling our service directly, or referrals from other services. The service can be provided by contacting women by phone, face to face at the Hub, or conducting outreach appointments.  

About You

You will hold a minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work, recent employment in the family violence sector or equivalency met through the 7 Equivalency Principles in line with Recommendation 209’s minimum mandatory qualification requirements. For more information, please follow this link https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners [link removed]

You will have experience in working with victim survivors and their children from diverse backgrounds who have experienced family violence and the ability and experience to undertake comprehensive risk assessments (TRAM or CRAF).

The Benefits

  • Work within a team where you are truly valued!
  • Trauma-informed and feminist leadership
  •  Fortnightly Supervision and monthly Reflective Practice
  • Salary packaging benefits plus meals and accommodation to increase your take home pay
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions including 20 days paid family violence leave for our staff, 10 weeks paid parental leave and generous long service leave entitlements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Tuesday 26th July 2022.

Queries to Sally Waddell – Program Manager Specialist Family Violence, Hume Moreland Orange Door on 03 9450 4700.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify as LGBTIQA+. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.



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Base rate $96K plus super & salary packaging

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