Support Worker – Family Domestic Violence Rise


🌎 East Metro

⏲️ Casual

💰 $51.90 – $55.85 per hour + super + salary packaging

👉🏼 The need-to-know…

Kira House is the only Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) unit providing support and care to young people aged between 14 and 18 years old and their children. Based in the Middle Swan area, Kira House has been operating since 2012 and is a key part of Rise Youth services.

As a Support Worker (Family Domestic Violence), you will provide services in the residential setting on an initial casual basis with shifts across Monday to Sunday (8am–3pm, 12pm–7pm and 5pm–8.15am sleep shift) you will have the option to include information on your availability within the next application steps.

A typical day may look like…

  • Providing trauma informed, person-centred support and advocacy to young women and their children who are escaping family and domestic violence whilst establishing rapport
  • Conducting telephone assessments with those seeking refuge and support the intake of new clients
  • Empowering young people to develop a holistic support plan and achieve planned goals and outcomes
  • Providing life skills such as education, support, and assistance, including parenting and assisting to establish and/or re-establish social and family networks
  • Program development including identifying and monitoring the current requirements and needs, maintaining links with community-based organisations and consulting with stakeholders to help design, manage, monitor and evaluate services.
  • Program administration including maintaining accurate records and documentation including client case notes and support plans

👉🏼 The need-to-have…

Here at Rise, we nurture potential. But we do need you to have a few tricks up your sleeve including the following:

  • Cert III in Youth Services/Community Services/Similar discipline relating to FDV or related experience with deep understanding of the impacts of FDV and co-existing factors; mental health, physical health, homelessness, substance/alcohol misuse, isolation and offending
  • Experience working with young people at risk in particular Aboriginal women, those of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background, and/or from the LGBTIQA+ community.
  • Understanding of the National and State Standards for Stopping Family and Domestic Violence and ability to understand/work within government funding systems
  • Ability to develop networks in both Community and Government agencies and to advocate on behalf of young women and their children to access support from these agencies
  • ‘Providing first aid’ certificate or willingness to obtain prior to joining
  • Valid ‘C class’ driving licence
  • Accredited suicide assist certificate and medication competency (desirable)

Sounds good so far right? Wondering what else you get for working at Rise?

Rise has been working with communities for more than 35 years. We support over 5000 people from all walks of life. These include young people at risk, those experiencing mental health issues, people with disability and older people. We offer our RISING stars….

  • A welcoming culture where your achievements are celebrated, and support is plentiful
  • Up to $15,900 per annum salary packaging options to bump-up your take home pay
  • HBF corporate discount on health insurance, access to an employee assistance program, and journey cover insurance
  • Flexible working hours available to suit your needs and commitments
  • Ongoing training and development to keep your skills growing
  • Diversity – Real diversity. Not just words on a page. We want you to bring your true self to work and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles including those who identify as living with disability, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or part of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Formalities (The serious stuff!)

Appointments to this position will be subject to a National Police Clearance, NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working with Children Check. Costs for new checks will be covered and/or reimbursed by Rise. Due to the specific needs of the position, female/male is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement under section 30 (2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

A cover letter is required within your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Within your letter, please address the following:

  • One example of experience working with young people at risk (in particular Aboriginal women, those of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background, and/or from the LGBTIQA+ community)
  • One example of advocating on behalf of a young woman and/or their children to access support.

Have more questions? Contact Sarah Butler (Senior Coordinator) on 0458 524 235 who will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]


Please note: Shortlisting, interviewing, and appointing may begin immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. We suggest you don’t delay to avoid disappointment.

🍀 We wish you GOOD LUCK