N-882 Family Violence Advisor - Mental Health Services (As per award)

N-882 Family Violence Advisor - Mental Health Services (As per award)

28 May
South West Healthcare

28 May

South West Healthcare


Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services.Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.

About the role

South West Healthcare is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced health professional (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker)

to join our Community Mental Health Service in the role of Family Violence Advisor.

The Family Violence Advisor will provide expertise and support for clinicians within the mental health sector to identify and respond to family violence with their clients, whether they are experiencing family violence or perpetuating family violence.

This will occur through the continued process of strengthening networks and collaboration between agencies and sectors; enhance referral pathways to provide a more co-ordinated and collaborative approach; increase capacity within the mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sectors through access to specialist family violence expertise and advice to identify, recognise and respond to family violence. The position will also facilitate earlier recognition of, and responses to family violence situations for patients/clients of mental health and AOD services and continue to enhance the quality and consistency of the service response to victims, survivors and perpetrators of family violence.

This permanent position is 40 hours per fortnight.

What you bring

You must have appropriate qualifications and registration or eligibility for registration with AHPRA and/or the relevant Board or Association as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker. Prior experience in mental health practices within a mental health setting is desirable.

It would be advantageous for you to have an ability to articulate and apply a practice framework focused on engagement and assessment, including knowledge and experience of working with diverse individuals and communities as well as risk assessment frameworks and the Best Interests Case Practice Model in the context of family violence; hold knowledge and understanding of family violence; and have demonstrated experience in consultation with key stakeholders and relevant service sectors.

The successful applicant will also ideally have an ability to engage with services working with perpetrators of family violence for the purpose of service linkage and referral along with a working understanding of the relevant legislations and how it impacts family violence.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

- Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;

- Internal and external professional development opportunities;

- Ongoing clinical supervision;

- A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;

- Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jodi Bateman (Associate Director Operations and Performance) on (03) 5561 9194 or email [email protected] 

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016 – 2020 or Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists & Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2021 with the appropriate classification for Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4,Social Worker Grade 3, Occupational Therapist Grade 3, Psychologist Grade 3.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

- Police Record Check

- Employee Working with Children's Check

- Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 13 June 2021.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: [email protected]

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

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