Support Workers - Domestic Violence After Hours Response

CatholicCare - Diocese of Broken Bay

Applications Closing: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 17:39

Key responsibilities

  • Screening suitability for internal individual and family support services, and making referrals to other services where appropriate;
  • Providing safety planning, case management and case coordination services to clients that focuses on responding to the needs of clients, including both physical and psychological;
  • Providing ongoing case management services to clients residing in the community who are at risk;
  • The ability to assist and engage with client’s in crisis requiring emergency accommodation;
  • Responding to complex cases using professional judgment and initiative in a timely manner;
  • Working from an after-business hours roster that includes evenings and weekends;
  • Work offsite and from satellite offices based at the premises of other agencies such as Police, Health and other NGO’s.
Details
Category: Social Work
Field: Women
Employment basis: Casual
Job Location: North Shore
About us

This role exists to provide an after-hours crisis response to Women and Families escaping Domestic/ Family Violence within the 11 LGA’s in the Northern Sydney District. The service operates in the evening between 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, providing both telephone and face to face support to Women and their families escaping domestic and family violence.

Position details
Qualifications:

Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., Degree in Social Work, Degree Social Science/ Welfare, Degree in Psychology/Counselling, or related discipline and/or demonstrated relevant industry experience.

Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic/family violence and working in the field of domestic/family violence including knowledge and familiarity with legal and other aspects of DV and child protection;
  • Detailed knowledge understanding and experience with housing issues, effective individual case management, undertaking assessments, developing & reviewing case plans, knowledge of mental health and strength-based support;
  • A current valid, Australian driver’s licence and your fully insured vehicle.
  • Current Working with Children’s clearance.

 

Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

Other Information:

CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote the life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Assistance with the development and review of plans to support your well-being;
  • Access to inhouse and external training and learning opportunities;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support.

Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

Contact details
Contact Name: Ella Jakeman
Contact Email: 9488 2400
How to apply

Please visit our website https://www.catholiccaredbb.org.au/about-us/careers for a full position description and follow the instructions to apply.

 

Date posted: 14 January 2019

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