Family Violence Worker

Family Violence Worker (0.8)

* Family Violence specialist role with the Victims Assistance Program (VAP)
* Preston based with flexible working arrangements and salary sacrificing available
* $91 - $94K

Your new Organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

The Family Violence Worker is responsible for:

* Upskilling and assisting mainstream VAP workers in supporting family violence victims
* providing direct client support to high-risk family violence victims, and
* Community engagement, which includes developing relationships with other community providers and working with the Victims of Crime Helpline to continuously improve service to male victims of family violence.

You will be responsible for

• Provide practice leadership to mainstream VAP staff on risk assessment, risk management and planning around family violence
• Provide secondary consultation to mainstream VAP staff in relation to complex family violence cases
• Provide services to high-risk victims of family violence, and male victims of family violence, including intake, support, assessment, case plan development, advocacy, education, referral, including the use of brokerage funds as directed and appropriate
• Undertake community and stakeholder engagement with local specialist family violence agencies, and other relevant community providers

The successful applicant will have one of the following professional qualifications:

• Tertiary qualification in social work or other related discipline determined by Merri Health or be working towards meeting the new mandatory minimum qualification policy requirement
• Expert knowledge and experience working in specialist family violence settings
• Skills in supporting colleagues, providing secondary consultation and knowledge sharing
• Experience and understanding of MARAM frameworks and tools, in particular risk assessments
• Skills in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
• Demonstrated casework and/or case management experience

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If you are interested in applying, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. 

When you're ready to apply, email your CV and cover letter to

Applications close 27 January 2023

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.