at Grampians Community Health
Australia, , Australia - 00000
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
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
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 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
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
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.
Experience: Min:N/A Max:5.0 year(s)
Industry: Hospital/Health Care
Functional area of job: Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare / Medical / R&D