Permanent ongoing role at SCHADS Level 6 with access to industry leading employment benefits and NFP salary p ackaging A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Full time hours (38 hours per week) Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) This position is a co-location position working 4 days at Child Protection Offices in the Inner East- predominantly Box Hill
About the Opportunity:
The Specialist Family Violence Advisor is a senior practitioner and is responsible for providing operational and strategic advice to Child Protection practitioners and their managers who undertake investigations of families where a child is or may be in need of protection due to family violence.
The position will assist Child Protection in the planning and conduct of investigations and support the development of plans that aim to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. The Specialist Family Violence Worker works collaboratively with the Child Protection senior managers and practitioners to provide effective service delivery and support.
Through co-location at a Child Protection office, the position aims to strengthen and improve responses to families subject to a Child Protection investigation.
Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national. EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.
EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.
With a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline you will have demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with other stakeholders in a multi-disciplinary environment including capacity to problem solve and negotiate with other professionals. You have the capacity and desire to support improved engagement by Child Protection with both victims and perpetrators and have a willingness and ability to engage directly with perpetrators or with services working with perpetrators of family violence for the purpose of service linkage and referral.
You are an effective communicator with a highly developed and demonstrated level of skill in accurately recording data, correspondence and reporting and providing written and oral evidence to courts and tribunals.
A Demonstrated understanding and respect of the Child Safe Standards and child safety principles.
Please review the Position Description for a full list of key selection criteria
Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 6 + 9.5% super.
A copy of the key selection criteria can be accessed by downloading the full Position Description available below or at our website at www.edvos.org.au/get-involved .
For further information regarding the Child Protection Advisor position, please contact Gina Kennard, Program Manager Case Management Relationship Lead Inner East on (03) 9259 4200.
EDVOS predominantly employs women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, as per the findings of Equal Opportunity exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. This is due to the specialist nature of the work and the services that EDVOS provides to women and children who are responding to family violence in the community.
EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ,women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI.
EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children (including the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children with a disability and children who identify as LGBTI)
All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.
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