SUPPORT WORKER – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFTER HOURS RESPONSE

  • Supporting women & children experiencing domestic/family violence
  • After-hours and weekend shifts at Marsfield (please note there will be some daytime shifts required for training & supervision)
  • SCHADS Level 4 – Casual role

 


Join our Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) to work in an innovative service which responds to women (with or without children) experiencing domestic/family violence after hours. This is a unique opportunity for a person who is driven by an objective to enhance and improve outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic/family violence; particularly those who require an urgent response after-hours.

This role presents an excellent opportunity for individuals to work in this rewarding field and who need to balance their other life priorities with shifts predominantly operating between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm and some weekends.

This role will sit within a team which has been established to deliver an after-hours response to women experiencing domestic/family violence (the target client group). The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Undertake risk assessments and safety planning for women experiencing domestic and family violence seeking an after-hours response
  • Provide crisis counselling, practical support and case management to the target client group
  • Facilitate streamlined transitions for the target client group into other services to ensure they received ongoing support for their needs
  • Deliver responsive and best practice approaches for the target client group
  • Participate in an after-hours on call response
  • Work closely with other agencies that play a key role in responding to women experiencing domestic/family violence including Police, emergency departments, Link2home, other domestic/family violence specialist services and relevant NGO’s
  • Participate in regular quality assurance and service reviews in line with SHS quality assurance.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g. social work or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic/family violence and working in the field of domestic/family violence including knowledge and familiarity with legal and other aspects of DV and child protection
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and community networking
  • Detailed knowledge understanding and experience with housing issues, effective individual case management, undertaking assessments, developing & reviewing case plans and strength based support
  • Counselling experience and skills
  • Knowledge of current Child Protection and other relevant legislation
  • Availability for out of business hours shifts
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of government and non-government organisations
  • Demonstrated assessment and advocacy skills
  • Current NSW driver’s licence
  • Competent computer skills.

TO APPLY

For further information email recruitment@catholiccaredbb.org.au.

Closing Date:  Thursday 29 March 2018