Triage and Response Worker - Family Violence
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Join Victoria's largest independent child and family services organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. Since 1877, Berry Street has been committed to improving life opportunities for vulnerable children, young people and families. With over 1000 staff, Berry Street is a leader in providing high quality services all across Victoria.
The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region. The Family & Domestic Violence Service provides a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence. The service aims to assist women and their children to remain safely within their community and maintain a life free of violence while also addressing the emotional and practical needs and issues arising from the violence.
The Triage and Response Worker plays a critical role in FV risk assessment, safety planning and engagement of women and children into any supports they need. The referrals are a combination of police referrals, women presenting to the service directly and referrals from other services. The service can be provided by contacting women by phone, face-to-face or conducting outreach appointments.
Minimum tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or similar,
Understanding of the impact of family violence on the mother and child.
Demonstrated ability to undertake comprehensive CRAF risk assessments and assessment of risk to children and develop safety plans is essential.
Minimum one year of experience working in the family violence sector
Queries to Alison Barton (Program Manager – Triage and Response) on (03) 9450 4700
Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be submitted by 11pm 1st July 2018
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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.