Domestic Family Violence Worker (Stopping Family Violence)
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. We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion.
About the Role
We are currently seeking applications for the permanent part time (22.5 hours per week) role of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker within the Stopping Family Violence program, located at our Cairns venue.
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.
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.
What We Can Offer You!
The salary being offered is between $76,947.00 to $90,363.00 per annum pro rata, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation. We also offer our employees as follows:
- Work-life balance
- Additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave
- A supportive team environment and opportunity for professional development
- Salary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
- Paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts
How to Apply
To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area addressing it to Michelle Loughton.
Please note that We will be reviewing applications as they’re received, so we encourage you to submit your application before closer to advertisement.
Applications close at 4pm on 31 March 2023.