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.
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.
For further information please phone Ella Jakeman on 02 9488 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Thursday 29 March 2018