Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker – Stopping Family Violence (Male)

About UsRelationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities. About the RoleWe are currently seeking applications for the permanent full time role (37.5 hours per week) of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker within the Stopping Family Violence program, located at our Cairns venue.Note: Due to professional practice standards set out by the Qld Government relating to working with men who perpetrate domestic and family violence, being a male practitioner is a necessary requirement of the role.The purpose of this role is to provide group work to male perpetrators of domestic and family violence which promote the safety of the client and their family, as well as providing individual counselling on an as needs basis. It is also the purpose of this role to develop and deliver education programs aimed at increasing community awareness about the effects of domestic and family violence.The key responsibilities of this position include:Assessing men for suitability in program participation, and case managing each client to ensure the safety of the client and their familyFacilitating groups, and providing crisis intervention and individual counselling to perpetrators of domestic violenceProviding information and support in relation to protection orders, court processes and the Domestic and Family Violence Protection ActDeveloping, implementing and evaluating training and education programs within the communityDeveloping and maintaining appropriate contact with police, solicitors, court staff, other counsellors and community agencies in the region to facilitate a community response to domestic violenceWork days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that the position holder will be required to work an evening shift which will be between the hours of 9.30am to 8pm up to once a week, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.About You The successful applicantsWill possess appropriate undergraduate qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences.Must have experience working with clients in a group facilitation model and in individual counselling, andDemonstrated experience working with local networks and agencies using principles of community development. In addition, they must possess knowledge of current theory and practice relating to domestic and family violence and a capacity to deliver community education programs.The salary being offered is $76,947 - $90,363 to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay. Other attractive benefits are available including additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave. Interested?To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area addressing it to Michelle Loughton. Applications close at 5pm on 8 February 2023.  HR - PD - Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker - Stopping Family Violence 76000 AUD Cairns 4870

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker - Stopping Family Violence (Male)

About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities. 

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the permanent full time role (37.5 hours per week) of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker within the Stopping Family Violence program, located at our Cairns venue.

Note: Due to professional practice standards set out by the Qld Government relating to working with men who perpetrate domestic and family violence, being a male practitioner is a necessary requirement of the role.

The purpose of this role is to provide group work to male perpetrators of domestic and family violence which promote the safety of the client and their family, as well as providing individual counselling on an as needs basis. It is also the purpose of this role to develop and deliver education programs aimed at increasing community awareness about the effects of domestic and family violence.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assessing men for suitability in program participation, and case managing each client to ensure the safety of the client and their family
  • Facilitating groups, and providing crisis intervention and individual counselling to perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Providing information and support in relation to protection orders, court processes and the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating training and education programs within the community
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate contact with police, solicitors, court staff, other counsellors and community agencies in the region to facilitate a community response to domestic violence

Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that the position holder will be required to work an evening shift which will be between the hours of 9.30am to 8pm up to once a week, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.

About You

The successful applicants

  • Will possess appropriate undergraduate qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences.
  • Must have experience working with clients in a group facilitation model and in individual counselling, and
  • Demonstrated experience working with local networks and agencies using principles of community development. 
  • In addition, they must possess knowledge of current theory and practice relating to domestic and family violence and a capacity to deliver community education programs.

The salary being offered is $76,947 - $90,363 to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay. Other attractive benefits are available including additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave. 

Interested?

To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area addressing it to Michelle Loughton. 

Applications close at 5pm on 8 February 2023.