Family Violence Support Case Worker

Family Violence Support Case Worker

Job Title: Family Violence Support Case Worker
Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time
Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Reference: 2741719
Contact Name: Chloe Barton
Contact Email: chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au
Job Published: May 16, 2018 13:30

Job Description

Family Violence Support Case Worker

Beaumont People are currently recruiting for a Family Violence Support Case Worker to join a family advocacy support service in Newcastle / Hunter region.
In this role you will provide support to men who are affected by domestic family violence or who have allegations of domestic family violence against them while they go through the family court system. This is an essential role for the organisation where you will be based at the family court providing case management and referral support services.
A diverse and welcoming working environment, you will engage and build dynamic working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as layers, legal aid, family violence counsellors and other community providers to establish strong relationship and referral pathways.
This a 2 day a week role based in Newcastle. Flexibility around which days are worked, within an organisation with potential for additional opportunities.
As a Family Violence Support Case Worker you will;
  • Provide trauma informed and high-quality case work to support men affect by family violence within the family court environment.
  • Be an advocate and court support to men assisting with referral and linking up with services within the community
  • Represent the organisation effectively and professionally in providing services, while building strong relationships and links to other professional.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and safety planning using the Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool.
About you...

You will have the ability to provide nonjudgmental, trauma informed support to men who are affected by family violence, while being a key advocate and support as they are in the family court system. You must posses a high level of professionalism and integrity, while being a warm, empathetic person with excellent communication and conflict resolution skills. You must also have solid awareness of family domestic violence.

To be successful for this role you will have...
  • Relevant qualification in social work, counselling, welfare or related services. 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in supporting families impacted by significant crises and family domestic violence within a trauma informed framework.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of the complexities of working with men who use violence and who present themselves as the primary victim in a family violence situation
  • Excellent case management skills, with the ability to provide referral and linking up to services.  
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of legal and court issues involving DFV
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; A basic level of counselling skills will be well regarded.
  • Current full driver’s license
All successful applicants must be willing to undergo a national police check and provide a WWCC check.

Work as part of a strengths based and family focused organisations in an service with the mission of working together to break the cycle of family violence. The team are welcoming, motivated, passionate and genuinely love what they do. The organisation fosters professional development and training, understands the importance of work life balance.

There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received so please send your application through A.S.A.P.

If this sounds like the role for you, please click ‘APPLY’ to send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and reason for application addressed to Chloe Barton or email your application to chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au. Please feel free to call to discuss on 02 9133 9322