Senior Specialist Family Violence North East Community Development Practitioner

Job No: Berry2602
Location: Eaglemont, VIC

  • Eaglemont Location
  • Full time, fixed term contract (Parental Leave)
  • Generous motor vehicle allowance
  • Salary packaging opportunities
  • Multiple parental leave vacancies


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 Senior Family Violence Community Programs Practitioner will engage with key stakeholders in the North East to develop and deliver Family Violence training and resources to meet the identified needs of these stakeholders in relation to the impact of Family Violence on mother’s infants, and children 0-12.

The successful candidate will offer a local site based secondary consultation service to professionals, and will support the expedient referral into the family violence service sector where appropriate.

The role will be focused on working collaboratively with Early Years services as identified in collaboration with the T/L of Community Programs, with an expectation of attending networks and meetings associated with this initiative. The role will also provide a specialist family violence case management response to six women and their children.


About you:

  • We are seeking someone with a strong understanding of the complexity of the family violence and the service systems that support women and children who have experienced family violence.
  • A solid understanding of relevant legislation including Family Violence Protection Act 2008.
  • Prior use of the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) and the ability to share this knowledge and model systems advocacy.
  • Have a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, welfare or a related discipline
  • Great team player with a positive attitude


What Berry Street can provide you:

  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • Support from a committed, collaborative team of workers
  • A vibrant office and passionate inclusive team culture


Queries to Kate Cannon, Manager Case Work Counselling & Community Programs on (03) 9450 4700

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 9 September 2018.

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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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