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Overview

homes with additional safety measures. This is a statewide initiative that enables consistent access to safety and security responses for victim survivors across Victoria. PSI forms a key part of the Victorian Government’s response to and focus on family violence.

By increasing the safety measures, this role contributes to promoting safety, stability and recovery from family violence while minimising the need to be displaced. This position also provides consultations to case managers and utilise the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) to support risk management and safety planning strategies.  

Victim survivors, who are eligible for a PSI response, have access to options to enhance their safety through measures such as:

  • Case Management by specialist family violence service providers or other case management service including risk assessment, risk management, safety planning, advocacy and further support.
  • Safety audits by security specialists with installation of personal or home safe technologies along with non-technology security responses such as locks and screens

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to

·         Provide high-quality consultation to case managers considering a PSI response for their clients

·         Review safety audits and provide recommendations for safety measures based on the risk assessment and risk management plan in place for the victim survivor

·         Contribute to the evidence base relating to the use of personal safety technologies and their effectiveness in contributing to the safety of victim survivors

·         Strengthen relationships between family violence specialist services, security organisations, Victoria Police, courts and other parties to improve responses to victim survivors using personal safety technologies

·         Under the direction of the PSI Statewide Coordinator and DFFH, ensure the effective delivery of PSI at the local level and ensure adherence to the department operational guidelines and standards

·         Coordinate the implementation of PSI within the Bayside Peninsula Region, including fostering relationships with key delivery partners at the local and state level

·         Ensure that the PSI initiative is clearly communicated to key local stakeholders

·         Build existing key stakeholders for a successful collaboration of service delivery

·         Understand the impact of family violence on families

·         Participate in meetings internally and externally meetings as required

·         Prepare reports and other written documentation as required by the role

·   ·         Perform other duties as required for this role

Qualifications and Experience

·   Formal qualifications in Social Work, Human Services or relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrated experience in accordance with REC 209

·   A comprehensive understanding of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)

·   Experience working in the family violence sector  

·   Knowledge of the political and government initiatives driving family violence reform

·   Experience in family violence programs to facilitate safety in the home and/or experience with technologies in the family violence space, such as security systems and security audits

·   Demonstrated experience in providing specialist family violence services for victim-survivors of family violence including adults and children

·   Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in diverse communities, such as Aboriginal populations, culturally diverse communities, those identifying as LGTBI, older people and those living with a disability

·   Technical knowledge in practice responses to family violence, including demonstrated understanding of the assessment of risk in relation to family violence

·   A comprehensive understanding of risk in relation to family violence

·   A comprehensive understanding of the complex nature and dynamics of family violence, including the perpetrator’s patterns of behaviour

·   Demonstrated ability to reflect on and analyse complex problems and provide workable solutions

·   Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to provide concise, accurate and timely information

·   Advanced personal and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience contributing positively within a team, and the ability to lead, inspire and motivate other and work autonomously

·   A satisfactory Police Check

·   A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

·   Proof of the right to work in Australia

·   Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

·   You may be required to obtain particular vaccines or immunisations in order to perform the Inherit requirements of this position. This Includes but Is not limited to the COVID-19 vaccine/Immunisation

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.