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Family Violence Practitioners (Case Management & Crisis Accommodation Practitioner)

Emma House Domestic Violence Services

Base pay $88k - $92k
Permanent Full time Standard business hours
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Full job description
  • Join a dedicated organisation that values Courage, Integrity, Growth and Compassion.
  • Receive an attractive remuneration between $88,000 - $92,000 + superannuation + relocation assistance + other benefits.
  • Be continuously encouraged by a supportive team that values the well-being of their team.

At Emma House, our mission is to reduce the impact of domestic and family violence on individuals, women and children and our community to support our vision of a society where women and children live free from violence.

Due to growth in the organisation and internal promotions, we are seeking resilient and compassionate Family Violence Practitioners (Case Managers and Crisis Accommodation Practitioners) to join our inclusive and supportive team in Warrnambool, Victoria.

The stuff that makes you feel good

In addition to joining a caring organisation, you will receive an attractive base remuneration between $88,000 - $92,000 + super + salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year. You'll also receive exciting benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Use of a company vehicle while visiting clients.
  • Flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle.
  • Ongoing training and development.
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable with successful candidates)
  • Cake on your birthday, plus team celebrations and events.

Plus, the satisfaction of joining a collaborative working environment that values honesty and respect within the team and an organisation that commits to its team's professional development, well-being and mental health.

The things that will get you excited

With Emma House, your role will be to provide high-quality direct service delivery to our clients using the following frameworks and approaches that underpin the work:

  • A feminist framework,
  • Empowerment
  • Strength-based approaches,
  • Trauma-informed framework.

Working on a Monday - Friday basis, with on-call work after six months in the role, your key duties will also include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing case management to women and children with a focus on risk assessment and safety planning, advocacy and empowerment.
  • Understanding of the value of professional supervision and a willingness to participate in reflective practice.
  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to negotiate and influence successful outcomes.
  • Understanding and skill in engaging and working with women from a cultural and linguistically diverse background.
  • Understanding of and a commitment to agency and service user confidentiality.

The Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Practitioner will complete the following additional tasks along with the above:

  • Correspondence with Safe Steps for new referrals when a vacancy is declared.
  • Updating and monitoring the Accommodation Register.
  • Complete intakes to Refuge, including; accessing risks to relocate to the area, safety planning and identifying entry needs.
  • Providing case management to women and children with a focus on risk assessment and safety planning, advocacy and empowerment.

This is backed by a supportive team that values collaboration and teamwork and will encourage you to pursue continued professional development. 

The tools you're ready to bring

In this quality care-focused role, you will need to be somebody with a strong sense of resilience and confidence in their abilities, along with the desire to be part of a collaborative team that upholds all values of Emma House.

To be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent or a willingness to upgrade from a Diploma of Community Services (Welfare Studies) to a degree qualification relevant to the field.  

You will also hold or be willing to obtain:

  • MARAM accreditation - this can be provided on the job,
  • A Victorian working with children check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check, or for those that have lived overseas for 12 months in the last ten years, a International Police Check. 

You can view the Case Management position description here and the Crisis Accommodation Practitioner description here.

As a specialist family violence agency providing services to women and children victim-survivors of family violence, Emma House holds an exemption under section 89 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to only employ people who identify as female.

If this sounds like a fulfilling opportunity that you'll love, click Apply Now!


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Job details
Date posted
8 Sep 2022
Social Work & Community Services
Child Welfare & Family Services
Above avg.
$88k - $92k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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