At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.
- Job Description:
Provision of practical support and VAP case management services for victims of violent crime including: support, assessment, case plan development, advocacy, education, referral, including the use of brokerage funds as directed and appropriate.
Undertake initial needs assessment including urgency of need, risk, appropriate referrals (internal & external) and follow-up assessments and actions.
Provision of a range of mental health and wellbeing supports on a continuum that include psychological first aid, safety planning or risk assessments through to assisted referral to formal therapeutic interventions.
Liaise with internal and external services to maintain relevant links and networks to strengthen services to victims of crime.
Carry a caseload as directed by the line manager.
Provision of centre based, outreach and co-located services as appropriate.
Participation in training that focuses on issues for victims of crime.
Participation in the ongoing development of the VAP to ensure it is meeting community and client needs.
Participation in annual performance reviews and professional development plans.
Comply with DJCS VAP service standards, practice manual, contract guidelines, and local operating procedures.
Ensure case notes and other client information is recorded according to service standards and practice.
Tertiary qualification in Social Work or other related discipline determined by Merri Health.
Demonstrated experience and skills in information provision, intake, risk assessment and referral.
Demonstrated casework and/or case management experience.
Experience/knowledge of basic counselling, utilising a variety of interventions methods and the development of on-going support structures.
Sound knowledge base and demonstrated experience in working with trauma and recovery.
An understanding of issues for people affected by crime.
Demonstrated understanding of the needs, issues and sensitivities of people form culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written skills.
Ability to plan and manage time.
An understanding of the criminal justice system.
Demonstrated experience in working in a community organisation.
- Contact: Jackie White, VAP Team Leader on (03) 5718 8904