Position Title

Therapeutic Family Violence Specialists working with cis-gendered women, transgender and gender diverse perpetrators of family violence.

Duration

Fixed term positions until 30 June 2019 for 2.5 EFT, both full time and part time.

Program Description

drummond street services and Merri Health are excited to announce that in partnership, we are designing and implementing two new programs to engage and connect cis-gendered women, transgender and gender diverse perpetrators of family and intimate partner violence in individually tailored interventions and groups. Using a therapeutic, trauma informed approach that is informed by queering the feminist gendered response to family violence, the Therapeutic Family Violence Case Specialists will work in an Integrated Service Response model to provide ongoing individual and family risk and safety assessments, therapeutic case planning, management and review, warm referrals to appropriate local services and relevant interventions for those who have enacted violence and those who have been harmed. We are recruiting qualified and experienced staff to be part of the implementation of these two programs. All Of Us will be delivered in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Community Corrections Centres and Any Of Us will be delivered in the community across the north and west metropolitan Melbourne.

Role

The team will be responsible for:

  • Using a therapeutic trauma informed model shaped by a queer feminist gendered approach to family violence, provide intake, ongoing individual, family, risk and safety assessments, therapeutic case planning, management and review, warm referrals to appropriate local services and relevant interventions for perpetrators and victims of family and intimate partner violence.
  • Work in an integrated service response model with perpetrator, victim and child specialists when appropriate, ensuring the victims’ safety and freedom underpins all interventions.
  • Liaising with internal and external services to maintain relevant links and networks to strengthen services for perpetrators “keeping them in view of the service system.”
  • Providing therapeutic centre based and outreach services as appropriate.

Essential/Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum Degree level qualification in social work, welfare, community development or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing trauma informed therapeutic support to people both enacting violence and responding to harm.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience to the role.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a gendered analysis of family and intimate partner violence and the limitations and challenges it offers when working with women, transgender and gender diverse people who are enacting violence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal, LGBTIQ and culturally and linguistically diverse people and communities.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with individuals and families with complex needs such as family violence, drug and alcohol and mental health issues
  • Demonstrated capacity to work within integrated, collaborative and systemic approaches.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work tasks.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work creatively, show initiative, contribute ideas and be active in a supportive team environment in an agency working to support individual and family relationships within the context of family violence

Salary

SCHADS Level 5 – Therapeutic Family Violence Case Specialists

Salary packaging is available

Position Description

Position Description available on website www.ds.org.au or Ph (03) 9663 6733 or email jemma.mead@ds.org.au

  • Please download the All of Us position description by clicking here.
  • Please download the Any of Us position description by clicking here.

Written applications addressing the key selection criteria, specifying the role that you are applying for (Any Of Us or All Of Us or both) and with 2 referees to Jemma Mead –  recruitment@ds.org.au

Applications close on Sunday 18th November 2018.

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