MPAS Family Safety Contact Worker
- Part time (0.5), Fixed Term for 18 months
- Salary from $88753.53 - $92771 (pro rata), plus super - based on qualification and experience
- Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
- Based at Morwell
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal Community and is the largest organisation of it’s kind in Australia. The VACCA team is committed to the organisation’s visions and values, passionately providing support, service and advocacy for our children and other vulnerable members of the community.
Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from other community organisations and our culture of teamwork and inclusivity is why we are able to deliver positive outcomes that lead to ongoing change.
Our strength lies with our people and all people are welcome
About the role
VACCA is currently establishing the Medium-term Perpetrator Accommodation Service (MPAS), to provide support services to persons using violence and victim survivors. The program provides a Case Management response to persons using violence who have been excluded from the family home, in partnership with Community Housing Limited. The program also provides a therapeutic response to service users and can support safe contact between the person using violence and the victim survivor, in relation to child access arrangements.
The Family Safety Contact Worker, will work with partners, family members and children in order to assess and manage risk. The FSCW will make the initial contact with the partner and other relevant family members to conduct an initial assessment and maintain contact on a fortnightly basis, or as required.
The FSCW will work collaboratively with the MPAS Case Manager to ensure that interventions are appropriate and responsive to the issues being raised by the victim survivor.
This position will also be responsible to work together with the Men’s Family Violence team to develop and monitor safety and recovery plans for affected family members and to monitor the risks and measure the behaviours of men who use violence.
What you bring
- Experience in the community services sector
- Understanding of Family Support Services and different models of intervention
- Knowledge and understanding of intake processes, MARAM and assessment of risk
- Ability to advocate on behalf of children, young people, individuals and families
- Qualifications from a recognised tertiary institution in a relevant discipline (e.g.: Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry, Community Welfare, Counselling, Behavioural Science or Medicine OR working experience and knowledge around family violence and an understanding of the tactics of the abuse of men who use violence)
- Requirement: Current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster dose, as applicable), a Working with Children’s Check for a paid employee (or willingness to obtain) and a Victorian Drivers Licence
What we can offer you!!
- We provide you with clinical supervision, mentoring, cultural guidance and opportunities for professional growth in a challenging and dynamic working environment.
- Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
- Great career development opportunities.
- Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s)
- Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply
If what is listed above seems like the role for you, the team for you and an opportunity that you can't wait to get your hands on, then all that's left to do is to click APPLY and start your professional journey with VACCA. Applications should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume.
Please click here to view the position description. This will give you complete information about the role and a view of the selection criteria to guide you in writing your application.
Application closes by 11 Dec 2022
We are committed to Aboriginal self-determination and supporting strong, safe, thriving Aboriginal communities and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity, honouring all cultural backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual beliefs.
VACCA is a child-safe organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with zero tolerance for child abuse. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.
VACCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy