Senior Family Violence Worker, Court and Tribunal Services
Senior Family Violence Workers support victims of family violence where criminal charges are heard in the in the Magistrates Court's Family Violence List. Workers undertake victim risk assessments, provide reports to court as well as providing victim support, information on ongoing court matters,agency liaison and referral to other services.
The role also involves the provision of information and support via a statewide information line.
Skills and abilites include risk assessment, safety planning, report writing, counselling and case work.
Tenure/duration of appointment: Applicants for the Senior Family Violence Worker pool will be considered for full time, part time, permanent and/or fixed term contract positions that may become available over the next 12 months.
If you prefer to work part time, advise how many hours per fortnight and if there is a possibility of change in hours.
Applicants must have a recognised tertiary degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or an approved four year degree in Psychology with eligibility for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency to be appointment to this position.
Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply eligible for appointment to this position.
We offer a wide variety of personal and professional benefits, information on the benefits of working with us is available from the “What We Offer” section on our website.
Work Related Requirements
Please read the Job Description Form (JDF) for more information about the work related requirements of this position. Appointment to a role with the Department of Justice is conditional upon obtaining an employment screening clearance, which includes a National Criminal History Check and any other relevant checks.
Further Job Related Information
If you are interested in the position and would like further information on the role, contact Meg Marshall on 0434 320 891 for a confidential discussion. Information about applying and submitting your application is available on our website.
How To Apply
The Department requests applicants to submit an on-line application using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below. As part of your online application you will be prompted to complete relevant personal information and to attach the following information as part of your application:
A current comprehensive resume including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following essential work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Highly developed ability and skills in undertaking risk assessments, risk management, developing client plans and providing support and intervention.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and decision making skills.
- Well developed and demonstrated knowledge, skills and expereince in working with people affected by family violence and trauma, and knowledge of the dynamics of family violence and issues for family violence victims.
The remaining work-related requirements as listed in the Job Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which permanent, fixed term, full-time and part-time appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. The pool will operate for a twelve month period.
- Applications received after the closing date/time OR applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.