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    Community Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner - Position Description

    at Grampians Community Health

    Australia, , Australia - 00000

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    Immediate 10 Oct, 2020 USD 38 Hourly 11 Jul, 2020 N/A Risk,Independence,Framework,Risk Assessment,Self Esteem,Communication Skills,Membership,Eligibility,It,Children,Microsoft,Young People,Life Skills,Confidentiality,Psychology No No

    Position title Community Therapeutic Family Violence Cost HFV60 (0.8) &
    Practitioner code HFV37 (0.2)
    Position holder Vacant
    Program Healthy Lifestyles
    Funded by Department of Health and Human Services
    Based Horsham (3 days based in rural locations)
    Responsible to Counselling Program Leader
    Manager Healthy Lifestyles
    General Manager People and Community Support
    Chief Executive Officer
    Direct reports Nil
    Award Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social And
    Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017
    Classification Social Worker Class 1 Y1 Level 3 PP1 to Class 1 Y7 Level 4 PP5
    Welfare Worker Class 1 Y1 Level 3 to Class 2 PP5 Year 4 +
    Hourly rate SW $30.56 to $38.31 Annual $60,386 to $75,700
    WW $30.05 to $33.35 $59,379 to $65,900
    Status Full Time
    Hours per week 38 hours (1.0 FTE)
    PD last updated June 2020

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Community Therapeutic Family Violence Practitioner will work alongside Uniting
    Wimmera staff to provide timely and appropriate therapeutic interventions and support
    services to improve the safety, emotional health, wellbeing and sense of empowerment for
    people and their children experiencing or recovering from family violence. Support must be
    trauma informed and include enhancing an individual or family's safety, confidence, life skills
    and independence and covers issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-
    esteem, relationship concerns, parenting and others.
    The target group is highly isolated adults, children and young people, including Aboriginal
    victim survivors who are victim survivors of family violence, with little to no access to public
    transport or access in an environment that is safe and from a community perspective.
    Indistinct or non-described reasons for the visit i.e. medical appointment, health nurse, due to
    the setting in which the consultation would be held. They will reside in very small towns or
    farming communities.
    Services provided may include assessment, information and referral, education, individual
    and group therapeutic support. Services also aim to break the cycle of violence for children
    and young people experiencing or recovering from family violence by enhancing coping skills
    and self-esteem and facilitating the development of non-violent life strategies. The
    practitioner may also provide assistance to victim survivors seeking intervention orders
    through, advocacy and referral services.
    The project will run three days a week, each day dedicated to traversing one of the three
    main highways across the Wimmera to isolated, towns, localities and normally out of reach
    areas; the Western Highway to the South Australian Border, Wimmera Highway to Apsley
    and surrounding localities and the Sunraysia Highway as far north as Patchewollock.
    Flexibility will be built in to enable outreach to cluster sites of small rural localities as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling discipline.
    Membership or eligibility for membership with ACA, APS, AASW.

    Resilience and expertise to work with and support adults, children and young people who
    have been exposed to trauma.
    Strong awareness of family violence issues as they relate to victim survivors.
    Knowledge of and/or experience using the Common Risk Assessment Framework
    (CRAF) and it's replacement, Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management
    Framework (MARAM) or experience in undertaking risk assessment and risk
    management.
    Knowledge and understanding of various therapeutic interventions, skills and experience
    relevant to working with victim survivors of family violence (enhance the safety,
    confidence, life skills and independence of victim survivors. Services aim to break the
    cycle of violence for adults, children and young people experiencing or recovering from
    family violence by enhancing coping skills and self-esteem and facilitating the
    development of non-violent life strategies).
    Demonstrated attention to detail with well-developed administrative and organisational
    skills to effectively manage high volumes of work and determine priorities, meet targets
    and deadlines.
    Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
    Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.
    Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer software, including Microsoft
    Office and the Internet.
    High level verbal and written communication skills that enable effective and appropriate
    communication with a broad range of people at all levels.
    Demonstrated ability to contribute to positive workplace cultural and practices.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide adult victim survivors with high quality evidence and trauma informed therapeutic
      services that will enhance safety, build confidence and independence, life skills and
      reduce social isolation.
    • Provide children and young people with therapeutic services that enhance coping skills
      and self-esteem and facilitate improved health in attachment relationship with parent/s
      and carers, whilst developing non-violent life strategies.
    • Assist the repair of the parent and child bond damaged by the impact of family violence.
    • Strengthen an integrated and flexible service system that can identify and respond to the
      therapeutic needs of victim survivors.
    • Establish and maintain a strong partnership with Uniting (Vic & Tas) Wimmera staff
      member(s) and travelling and supporting clients together.
    • While placed based throughout the region, provide integrated referral and intake
      pathways to empower and enable clients to determine the appropriate therapeutic
      response.
    • Maintain clear and accurate communication between services, thorough risk assessment
      and safety planning that encompasses the professional judgment of two practitioners and
      the clients own assessment, wide and extensive knowledge of programs and
      interventions that will support the women/and their children, access to intake for all
      services offered by Uniting and GCH.
    • Undertake comprehensive risk assessment and risk management using the Multi-Agency
      Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework with adult, children and young
      people.
    • Provide after-hours (as per negotiated monthly roster), face-to-face crisis responses to
      people in crisis as a result of family violence outside usual business hours. This may
      include but is not limited to emotional support, risk and needs assessment and
      management, information and referral, provision of material aid, safety planning, and
      access to emergency accommodation.
    • Develop case plans relevant to the specific needs of the individual, ensuring clients'
      participation in their own case planning, maintain accurate case files and collect data
      according to the GCH and DHHS standards.
    • Encourage victim survivors of family violence to make empowered culturally appropriate
      decisions about their future.
    • Provide supervision and support to students as required.
    • Ensure access and advocacy for service users to relevant services such as cultural
      support, family violence related services, housing, income security, legal assistance,
      financial management, parenting support, children's support services and health issues,
      providing some of these services where necessary.
    • Travel throughout the sub region attending appropriate meetings and developing strong
      links and protocols with relevant agencies to ensure accessibility to service users.
    • Ensure the up to date and accurate collection, recording and reporting of statistical and
      service data as required by the Department of Health and Human Services and GCH.
    • Other duties commensurate with current skills and experience as agreed with the
      Program Leader Counselling, Manager Healthy Lifestyles, General Manager People and
      Community Support or Chief Executive Officer.

    REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

    Experience: Min:N/A Max:5.0 year(s)

    Industry: Hospital/Health Care

    Functional area of job: Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare / Medical / R&D

    Posting ID: 566229348Posted: 2020-08-07