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.
- Job Description:
This casual role will cover a variety of functions including responding to Safe Steps, Police and other referrals participating in Intake as well as providing a range of response interventions which are identified through risk assessment and increasing the safety of the victim survivors and children the service responds to. The After Hours Family Violence Response Worker will also carry a case work function and also participate in an after-hours on call roster. Responsibilities include:
Providing victim survivors and children an immediate face to face after hours response.
Coordinating and advocating to address the immediate safety and risk concerns.
Responding to “on call” after hours requests from clients accommodated in Berry Street crisis family violence properties.
A minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work or recent employment in the family violence sector or equivalency met through the 7 Equivalency Principles in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements. Please see https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualificationsspecialist-family-violence-practitioners for further information.
Ability to work after hours and weekend rosters.
Demonstrated understanding of issues, policy and legislation relating to family violence.
Proven ability to provide case management providing direct support, assistance and advocacy for clients who have experienced trauma.
Strong focus on safety and risk assessments.
Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other services and government agencies.
- Contact: Margaret Quinn - Program Manager Family Violence on 03 5330 5000