Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Shepparton VincentCare


Specialist Family Violence Practitioner

Full-Time Position 

$42.94 – $44.89 per hour + Superannuation & NFP Salary Packaging 

Hume Community Hub – Shepparton

Rainbow Tick Accredited organisation

About the Role: 

Marian Community Specialist Family Violence Services based at VincentCare’s Hume Community Hub in Shepparton are seeking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic individuals who demonstrate empathy for those affected by disadvantage. Reporting directly to the Team Leader, Specialist Family Violence Services, you will provide immediate interventions and short term case management to victim survivors experiencing and/or escaping family violence.  You will contribute to the 24/7 on-call roster and be available on designated weeknights and weekends.

The role is responsible for promoting and delivering person-centred operational approaches that preserve and respect the diversity and autonomy of our clients. This requires you to have an in-depth understanding of the gendered nature of family violence, intersectionality in family violence, and the nature, dynamics and impact of family violence across a broad range of familial relationships.

We have a lot of work to do in this space. In your first year you will work on:

  • Providing person-centred, high quality risk assessment and risk management to support victim survivors; 
  • Supporting the Team Leader, Specialist Family Violence Services to identify, create and implement program reviews, needs analysis, risk assessments, and change management processes;
  • Providing a consistent point of reference for the Marian Community Practitioners in delivering high quality case management services in line with the established procedures; 
  • Actively work toward surpassing client expectation through honest, transparency, communication and a commitment to quality service delivery;
  • And plenty of other interesting initiatives…


About Us:

VincentCare Victoria is an award-winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout Victoria. Our aspiration is to provide care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our community, aiming always to support, empower and to respect a client’s dignity.

About you

You are a qualified professional with experience in providing comprehensive case management, planning and support to assist clients within a family violence setting. You understand partnership initiatives and deliverables and have an ability to work alongside other stakeholders.

You have experience in maintaining constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships particularly for an integrated service response.

Your experience and knowledge also extend to:

  • Effectively engaging with people experiencing complex issues;
  • An ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risks in both outreach and service-based capacities;
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in liaising with other community service organisations for the development of on-going relationships and referral protocols beneficial to client support.

Why work for us?  We offer:

  • An opportunity to contribute to an award winning organisation at the cutting edge of LGBTIQ inclusive practice and culturally safety.
  • We provide a positive, culturally safe and affirming working environment.
  • We are committed to professional development to ensure your career keeps advancing while you’re working with us.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others. We are passionate about #Social Justice.
  • We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way.
  • Salary packaging, sometimes called salary sacrificing is a huge attraction here! It is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.

How to apply

If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available below.

Applications close: Please don’t delay in submitting your application as applications will be reviewed upon submission.

Phone enquiries for further information may be made to Rachel, Program Manager, Specialist Family Violence Services on (03) 5825 9400.

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check, working with children check, character/performance reference checks, and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate.




Job Salary

$42.94 - $44.89 per hour + Superannuation

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