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  • Join a multi-disciplinary team supporting women and children who have experienced family violence
  • SCHADS Level 6.1, $98,967, Pro-Rata, + Super + Salary packaging (up to $17,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Part Time, 0.8 FTE*, Permanent on-going role
  • Brimbank-Melton (Sunshine & Keilor Downs)


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

As part of the Family Services Response to Family Violence project across the Brimbank Melton Alliance, the role will also provide secondary consultation supporting workers responding to family violence in addition to planning and facilitating education and training sessions to enhance knowledge and practice by building capacity.

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 SEEK.


  • To provide secondary consultations and guidance to experienced case managers for families where there is family violence risk 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Relevant experience working from a competency/strengths-based solution focused framework 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working within the Best Interest Principles, MARAM framework and information sharing schemes
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and social inclusion principles.
  • Can obtain a satisfactory Police Check
  • Holds a current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • Holds a current Drivers License

Position Description


Why Good Shepherd?

Salary Packaging

Development & Learning Opportunities

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

We encourage all candidates to review the hyperlinked position description before submitting an application.

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.