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  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • Full-Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Orange Door, Bayside Peninsula Locations
  • Join a team dedicated to innovation and change in the Family Violence sector

Working within The Bayside Peninsula Orange Door, the Senior Practitioner – Vulnerable Communities (Mental Health) will play a key role in building trusted relationships between external services and The Orange Door.

Senior Practitioner – Vulnerable Communities (Mental Health) will be responsible for driving culturally targeted practice responses across The Orange Door and providing specialist practice and advice to The Orange Door workforce on complex cases.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received. Submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV through the portal.


Providing specialist practice support to practitioners by:

  • Providing secondary case consultation and technical input on complex cases
  • Holding a small case load of complex cases involving people from these vulnerable communities
  • Working with The Orange Door Practice Leaders, Team Leaders and Practitioners to identify and resolve clinical and practice issues as they arise, including where there are different views within The Orange Door team
  • Establishing systems and procedures to guide practice and track progress
  • Promoting evidence-based approaches, as well as continuous improvement in professional practice and the delivery of The Orange Door services

Qualifications and Experience

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of referral and support options available to women and children who have experienced family violence, vulnerable families presenting with complex needs and perpetrators of family violence within the Bayside Peninsula region
  • Specialist knowledge and experience working in clinical roles with members of the CALD community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Best Interest Principles and the ability to undertake Best Interest Assessments of children
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience within Women and Children’s Family Violence Services, Integrated Family Services, Men’s Referral Services, DHHS Child Protection and/or Aboriginal Community Service Organisations
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption


Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Requirements

The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021 are available on

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To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV through the portal, the hyperlink is displayed for each individual role.

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