Domestic Family Violence Specialist Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $85,000 - $95,000 per annum

Are you a Domestic & Family Violence Specialist?
Are you passionate helping those in need escape Domestic Violence?
If so, please read on. 

Our Client, a leading Domestic Violence and Homelessness Organisation are currently recruiting for an experienced Domestic Family Violence Specialist Worker to join the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCAS) team based in the Hunter Valley in NSW. 
Key Accountabilities;
  • Reporting to the WDVCAS Program Manager, the DFV Specialist Worker will exercise a high level of responsibility across the WDVCAS Program area and works in close partnership with Safety Action Meeting Coordinator and the Assistant Manager
This role will involve;
  • Accepting electronic referrals from the CRP and non-electronic referrals direct from other government agencies and non-government agencies.
  • Contacting clients referred to the WDVCAS in a timely manner, conducting a threat assessment to ascertain their current risk status and undertaking safety planning to address a client’s immediate safety needs.
  • Liaising with the SAM Coordinator to ensure all clients assessed as “a serious threat’ are placed on the agenda for the next SAM when necessary.
  •  Providing relevant information and making warm referrals to a range of service providers to assist clients with their ongoing needs.
  • Attending court on AVO list days and other days as required to provide information, assistance and court advocacy for WDVCAS clients as directed by the WDVCAS Manager.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key WDVCAS partners, including NSW Police Force, local courts, legal representatives and referral agencies in order to facilitate client access to those agencies and services.
The requirements for this role include;
  • Tertiary qualification in social science or related field. (Minimum Diploma level)
  • A commitment to a feminist philosophy, and the principles of social justice and human rights.
  • Demonstrate a high level of emotional maturity, including respectful and ethical behaviour
  • Understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences
  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including AVO applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues
  • Ability to deliver services in accordance with the WDVCAP best practice model of service delivery outlined in the WDVCAP Service Agreement, this Policy and Procedure Manual, the SAM Manual and operational documents.
  • Ability to work with the local community to promote awareness of domestic and family violence and WDVCAS services.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution.
  • Current clearance in relation to Working with Children and relevant NSW Police Force checks.
  • Hold a current NSW Driver’s Licence.
Additional Information 
  • A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children, being COVID 19 fully vaccinated and undertaking a National police checks.
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To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Justin Davari on 0473 669 599.

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Date Posted: 17/03/2023 09:41 AM

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