Positive Shift Facilitator

Job No: Berry3371
Location: Mt Helen

  • Mt Helen location
  • Full time or part time (0.5), fixed term role until 30 June 2020
  • Salary package equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of base salary SCHCADS Level 6, 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 Western Family & Domestic Violence Service is the leading provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Central Highlands sub-region. The Positive Shift program provides a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence.

This Australian first innovative program 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. 

Key Responsibilities

You will provide therapeutic group work and case management services to women who use force in intimate relationships. Working in partnership with the women, partner agencies and other stakeholders you will assist in the recovery of the women impacted by family violence and trauma.

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About You

  • Possess a high level of clinical competence and have the capacity to analyse complex issues including the impact of violence and trauma, safety and risk, provide therapeutic interventions for women and assist them to achieve goals.
  • Knowledge of and capacity to apply theories and frameworks of family violence, trauma, grief and loss, resilience.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating therapeutic group programs.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work autonomously and demonstrate exceptional organisational skills.

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 cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Queries to Marg Murphy, Program Manager – High Risk and Specialist Programs on 03 5330 5073.

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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