- Work for a community focussed organisation as part of an exciting new integrated practice model
- Permanent full time and part time roles at SCHADS Level 5 with access to industry leading employment benefits and NFP salary Packaging
- Benefit from structured support, training, development and career stability as part of one of the state’s leading providers of Child, Youth and Family Services
- Multiple positions available
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
We are leaders in the industry, are recognised for innovation and inclusivity and provide some of the best career opportunities available in Child, Youth and Family Services.
About the Program
A key recommendation of the Royal Commission and the Roadmap for Reform was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (‘Hubs’) across Victoria to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported. These Hubs are known as The Orange Door. The Orange Door delivers a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men.
The Orange Doors brings together different workforces and practices to create an integrated Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each Orange Door area to create a new way of support for:
- women, children, young people and families experiencing family violence;
- perpetrators of family violence;
- families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of infants, children and young people.
The Orange Door team includes a mix of staff employed by FSV and staff employed by CSOs, Aboriginal services and DHHS. For each launch site the size of the team will vary to reflect the local needs.
The Orange Door Practitioners will work as part of an integrated team to provide specialist support to perpetrators, adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. Anglicare Victoria staff will be responsible for the provision of services to Men/Perpetrators.
As a Practitioner you will support people with advice with a focus on risk assessment, engagement, and provision of an initial response and as a source of information to people referred to the Hub. You will work collaboratively as part of an integrated practice approach to respond to family violence and children and family vulnerability concerns through the provision of:
- Screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions;
- Allocation services and coordination of referrals;
- Collaborative working with the Hub team to support integrated risk assessment and planning, including participating in case conferences, meetings and the resolution of stakeholder issues.
For more specific information, please review the Position Description available here: Position Description - Practitioner - Orange Door - East.docx
You are someone with:
- Experience working with perpetrators of violence, men / fathers;
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream;
- Demonstrated experience working with children and families and/or family violence where there are complex needs and risk issues;
- Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma;
- Demonstrated ability to identify, assess and prioritise risks and needs of clients in a whole of family approach;
- The ability to recognise and identify limits of own expertise and to seek advice or refer clients to other specialists.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
Why Work With Us:
Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry, offering unrivalled career progression, professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience. This is backed up by our recognition as innovators, our Rainbow Tick Accreditation and a leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes.
As a NFP Organisation, employees also have access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position please click apply below.
You will also be requested to attach your resume. Please also attach your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the Position Description and a cover letter if you wish to do so.
For further enquiries contact Matthew Quinn on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that applications for this position will be reviewed and shortlisted on an ongoing basis. We would encourage those who wish to apply to do so as early as possible as we may choose to close the advert earlier than the posted closing date
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.