Specialist Family Violence Practitioner (Afterhours) The Salvation Army


Why work for us

The Salvation Army North-West Family Violence Programs (the Program) in Victoria works with adult and child victim survivors who have experienced or are experiencing family violence. The program provides a welcoming and accessible environment that is safe and supportive to individual needs. We are committed to ensure that it is inclusive and sensitive to the needs of individuals from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex; people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and people with a disability. The North-West Program is made up of three specialist FV case management teams in the North, West and Barwon; the FV refuge team; and the Afterhours Crisis and Transition Support Team in the North.

The Family Violence Services works with service users from a feminist perspective, aiming to empower and increase the safety of women and children.

Why this role matters

We are seeking values driven Family Violence Specialists to provide outreach crisis response and support to victim survivors in crisis accommodation who have experienced and/ or are currently experiencing family violence. The role also encompasses the delivery of assessment and crisis response to adult and child victim survivors in the TSA refuges and FV residential units. You will be in instrumental in delivering high quality, safe and effective family violence and child well-being responses to those seeking support, safety, and recovery.

We currently have permanent part time (19 hours per week) positions available. You will be positioned within the Victorian North West Family Violence Programs. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, Level 5.

As a Specialist Family Violence Practitioner at the Salvos, you will enjoy:

  • (Maybe eligible to) NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits (delete if General ABN)
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

What we’re looking for

  • *A tertiary qualification in Social Work is essential.
  • Experience working in the family violence sector is desirable.
  • Experience in specialist family violence and/ or child wellbeing work is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated case management experience and skills
  • Highly developed time management and work prioritisation skills with an ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision required
  • Advance computer skills including experience in data and record management
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia


The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021. They are available on https://safeandequal.org.au/working-in-family-violence/minimum-qualifications/ [link removed].

If you believe these pathways may apply to you and would like more information, please contact us (details below).

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

Enquiries and position descriptions

Hannah Stephen at [email protected]

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

About Us

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration



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