Specialist Senior Family Violence Practitioner – Crisis Response

Job No: Berry3332
Location: Eaglemont

  • Eaglemont location
  • Full time, fixed term position until 20 March 2020
  • Salary package equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of base salary, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service (NFDVS) is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region, providing a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence.

The Specialist Senior Family Violence Practitioner - Crisis Response will provide a timely, same day, response to clients requiring direct assistance, including implementing RAMP actions, responding to women and children in crisis accommodation and facilitating safety responses as detailed in the Personal Safety Initiative guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

This role is expected to be assessing family violence risk and working intensively with women and their children to identify goals and achieve them. The role will ensure integration of this suite of responses with the broader family violence team as well as linking with external services as required.

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About You

You will hold a tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related discipline and have an understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and its impact on women and their children.

The specialised level of this role will require the ability to be able to reflect and analyse complex situations arising in specialist family violence casework and the commitment to working collaboratively with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with other agencies and the community.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Monday, 18 November 2019. Queries to Sophie Sheehan, Team Leader of Crisis Response on 9450 4700.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.


Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.



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