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  • Permanent, Full Time
  • SCHADS Level 6 – $102,554.40 plus super and salary packaging
  • Brimbank/Melton location (Sunshine & Keilor Downs)


The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner will work within the Brimbank Melton (IFS) team and the Family Service Alliance to support mentor and ensure services are well coordinated, and Family Services caseworkers have the skills needed for high quality support to families who experience, at risk of or have experienced family violence.

 The role will support families where there have been incidents of family violence to make appropriate plans around safety and develop parents’ capacity to meet their children’s needs in line with the Children’s Youth and Families Act 2005. The role will undertake assessments, safety planning and case planning with families in accordance with the MARAM framework and the Information Sharing Scheme.

 The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner will play an active role as part of the Family Services Response to Family Violence project across the Brimbank Melton Alliance. The role provides secondary consultation across the alliance supporting workers in identifying and responding to family violence. In partnership with the alliance, the role will plan and facilitate education and training sessions to enhance knowledge and practice by building capacity. The role involves collaborating with established partnerships as well as seeking and developing new opportunities across the sector.

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 to SEEK.


  • To provide secondary consultations and guidance to experienced case managers around MARAM assessment and safety planning for families where there is family violence risk internally and externally across Brimbank Melton.
  • To carry a case load of up to six families who need supports and planning  
  • To undertake comprehensive MARAM assessments and share information as required to ensure women and children’s safety and planning and support
  • To play a key role in the Communities of Practice including, Safe and Together community of practice & MARAM community of practice and other relevant liaison and networks 
  • Take a lead role and attendance at Family Violence & Family Services working group meetings
  • To facilitate education and training sessions across the Family Services Alliance
  • Knowledge of Safety Planning and the needs of families to access FSP application process
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to enrich learning and strengthen practice across the Alliance

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree level qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline is essential as well as significant experience in direct family violence case management in accordance with REC 209 is essential
  • Relevant experience in the family violence sector and experience working with families presenting with complex needs and behavior’s (e.g. substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability, relationship issues) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds is highly desirable
  • MARAM comprehensive training
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Drivers License
  • Proof of the right to work in Australia
  • The above requirements will need to be supplied and verified prior to commencement


Position Description


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Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

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