Specialist Family Violence Worker - Family Violence Child Protection Partnership

Job No: Berry1514
Location: Eaglemont, VIC

  • Northern Family and Domestic Violence Service
  • Eaglemont & Preston location
  • Job share (2 positions, 3 days a week each) or full-time

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future. 

Berry Street’s Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region, providing a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence. In this partnership between Berry Street and Child Protection the Specialist Family Violence Worker will be a senior practitioner with extensive knowledge of family violence and will be responsible for providing operational and strategic advice to Child Protection practitioners and their managers who undertake investigations of families where a child is or may be in need of protection due to family violence. The Specialist Family Violence Worker will assist Child Protection in the planning and conduct of investigations and support the development of plans that aim to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of three years’ experience working in the family violence service system, preferably with supervisory experience as well as extensive knowledge and experience of risk assessment frameworks including the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) and the Best Interests Case Practice Model, in the context of family violence. You will also have a significant understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the ability to articulate and apply a practice framework including engagement and assessment. A tertiary qualification in a relevant or related community services discipline is required in this role.


Queries to Lyn Turner (Manager, Partnership Programs and Crisis Response) on (03) 9450 4700

Applications addressing the below Key Selection Criteria should be submitted by 11pm on 10 November 2016

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