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Reference No: ANSW429

Relationships Australia NSW (Big Splash on behalf of RANSW)

Applications Closing: Monday, September 9, 2019 - 00:00
  • Exciting opportunity for practitioners with a background working with in domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • Leading Not-For-Profit Organisation
  • Full time role - 5 days per week
  • Based in Sydney City
  • Salary packaging benefits available

We are looking for a talented individual with experience in the area of family domestic violence to join us as Family Domestic Violence Support Worker - Male Service for our Family Advocacy Support Service (FASS) program based at Sydney court house. In this hands on, client focused role you'll make a powerful difference to people, families and communities across New South Wales.

About us

RANSW provides relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities. We are a not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our goal is to promote relationships that are safe, healthy and resilient.

About the role

These workers provide high quality trauma informed casework and support to male clients only. The program is targeted to support those men currently engaged with the Family Court system and who are either affected by family violence or who have allegations of family violence against them.

The service is funded by Legal Aid NSW who aims to deliver a range of support services and interventions for men who have experienced DFV.

Some of the role responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide high quality support and trauma-informed case work to men affected by family violence;
  • Provide information, advocacy and court support before, during and after court, as needed;
  • Conduct risk assessment and safety planning for men who have experienced family violence;
  • Provide referrals in relation to client's social needs, and case coordination in relation to those services;
  • Work collaboratively with the duty lawyers, the WDVCAS in each registry, the FASS Project Officer, WDVCAP, Domestic Violence Unit, Early Intervention Unit and Family Dispute Resolution Unit.

Who we are looking for?

We have a fixed term contract position available until 30 June 2020, working full time, 5 days per week based in Sydney court primarily and at our Centre in Sydney City at Barrack Street.

Your qualifications, skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social welfare, Social Science, Psychology, Humanities or equivalent knowledge and experience working in these areas;
  • Sound understanding of the dynamics of family violence and its disproportionate impact on women and children, along with understanding the complexities of working with men who use violence and the ability to avoid reinforcing attitudes which promote family violence especially where men use violence and present themselves as the primary victim.
  • Excellent client management skills including an ability to work with clients in a trauma informed way.
  • Experience with and understanding of the legal process as it relates to Commonwealth family law, State family violence and State child protection jurisdictions as well as related social welfare issues.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key partners, particularly Legal Aid NSW duty lawyers, Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs), Family Law Courts registry, security, judicial officers and other service providers in each registry.
Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Sydney CBD
How to apply


How to Apply

We enjoy salary packaging and a number of non-salary benefits that have been designed to assist in our personal and career growth and wellbeing.

Please apply online ensuring that you provide us with your most recent resume and address the selection criteria

For more information about the role and details on how to apply, visit the link below:

Australia's First Peoples
RANSW is committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This is a core part of our Reconciliation Action Plan. Australia's First Peoples are encouraged to apply for this role. RANSW's RAP can be found at

Diversity and Inclusion statement
RANSW is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognises the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our team and encourage applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQI+ community, people living with disability/ies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In the interests of gender diversity, we encourage men to apply.

This role has no formal closing date, we will review applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Date posted: 12 August 2019

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