SAFE HOMES INTEGRATED DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE MEN’S BEHAVIOUR CHANGE WORKER

  • Permanent part-time role – 3 days per week
  • Located in Tuggerah on the Central Coast
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a diverse and innovative social care provider delivering children’s services education and care, disability services, a range of family support programs and therapeutic out of home care to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact on one of the Central Coasts most pressing social issues, domestic and family related violence.

The Central Coast Family Centre offers Integrated Domestic and Family Violence services through its Safe Homes program, delivering therapeutic outcomes which aim to drive significant change in the area of domestic and family violence. The Safe Homes program is part of our integrated Family Centre model which also provides a range of community based social care programs including family and parenting services, counselling and mediation, relationship education, young parents homelessness program, emergency relief, hospital chaplaincy and Mary Macs place at Woy Woy.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide evidence based, innovative, effective and high quality group and individual interventions to drive behaviour change in perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Contribute to program development and innovation to ensure on going responsiveness to the needs of the client base
  • Comply with all government and CatholicCare reporting requirements and program reviews
  • Actively engage and network with a complex range of external stakeholders
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a comprehensive and seamless service to clients
  • Adhere to policies and procedures to maintain safety for all parties.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Comprehensive experience in working in the field of Domestic Violence, working with complex clients and within the framework of Trauma Informed practice
  • Experience in the application of behavioural change models and reviewing their effectiveness and outcomes
  • Understanding of domestic violence, its complexities and consequences, particularly as they affect women and children of Indigenous, CALD, disadvantaged communities, rural and remote communities, with or caring for a child with disabilities and older women and being sensitive to their needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and legal and social welfare consequences of domestic violence
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic violence including use of exclusion orders, ADVO/APVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Legal Aid NSW policies in relation to grants of legal aid for people in domestic violence matters
  • Knowledge of current Child Protection, Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007; Plain English ADVO’s and other relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of and an ability to work effectively with Police, Courts, WDVCAS and interpreter services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Degree in Social Work or Counselling, or significant equivalent experience working with men in DV field or the justice system.

TO APPLY

To apply please download the Position Description below and send your CV together with a cover letter outlining  the following section criteria:

  • Discuss why you are interested in this role and any experience you may have in working with perpetrators of Domestic Violence or other relevant areas
  • Discuss the impacts of domestic and family violence on all members of the family, your understanding of Domestic & Family Violence on the Central Coast and any innovative ideas that you believe may help drive behaviour change in the perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

Applications should be forwarded for the attention of Kathleen Godfrey, CatholicCare, 10/10 Pioneer Ave, Tuggerah NSW 2259 or emailed to Kathleen.godfrey@dbb.org.au.


CLOSING DATE

Friday 29 September 2017


CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.