Personal Safety Initiative Local Coordinator - Northern Family Violence

Job No: Berry1953
Location: Eaglemont, VIC

  • Exciting new role!
  • Eaglemont location
  • Full time fixed term until 30 June 2019

Assist women and their children to remain safely within their community and maintain a life free of violence.

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service (NFDVS) is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system for women and children in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region. The service aims to assist women and their children to remain safely within their community and maintain a life free of violence while also addressing the emotional and practical needs and issues arising from the violence.

The Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) is a Department of Health and Human Services (the department) initiative that aims to assist victim-survivors of family violence at high risk to remain in their homes while leaving violence. The Personal Safety Initiative Local Coordinator will ensure the effective delivery of the PSI at the loval level. They will be required to work closely with key partners to ensure successful delivery and to improve the quality and effective of the initiative.

About you:

  • You will be an energetic, resilient, enthusiastic team player who is passionate about supporting woman and children experiencing family violence.
  • You will have a comprehensive understanding of the complex nature and dynamics of family violence including the impact of family violence on victim-survivors.
  • You will have solid risk assessments skills in relation to family violence and the technical knowledge to initiate practical responses.
  • You will have sound knowledge and experience working with diverse communities such as Aboriginal populations, culturally diverse communities, those identifying as LGBTI, older people and those living with a disability.
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and foster relationships with key stakeholders.
  • You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline

In return Berry Street will provide:

  • Fantastic group and individual training.
  • Support from a committed, collaborative team of workers with an emphasis on a framework informed by feminism, trauma and attachment theories.
  • A competitive salary & salary packaging benefits


Queries to Pauline Wright (Senior Manager– Family Violence)  on (03) 9450 4700

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm 27th August 2017.

To download the Position Description please click here

To download the Key Selection Criteria please click here


Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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