Senior Family Violence Practitioner

Job No: Berry3241
Location: Mt Helen

  • Mt Helen location
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary package equivalent to $101,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

Berry Street’s Western Family Violence Program is a provider and access point for integrated family violence services in the Central Highlands sub-region. The service provides a range of support services to families who have experienced family violence.

The Senior Family Violence Practitioner offers services to people who use force, currently including, but not limited to, case management, child protection case support and group programs for both men and women.

Key Responsibilities

The primary objective of the role is to support perpetrators to be accountable for keeping their family and broader community safe.

This role is crucial in identifying opportunities to support people who use force including conducting intake meetings and risk assessments, providing case management, advocating and attending the family violence court. You would play a leading role in understanding the unique needs of people who use force and innovating change to meet these needs, and providing support/education for the wider Berry Street team in relation to people who use force.

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About You

You will be a tertiary qualified professional in Social Work, Human Services (Welfare) or a related discipline who has the capacity to engage people who have perpetrated family violence to gain positive outcomes for both the perpetrator and those in their community.

You will have a range of assessment, intervention and case management skills, preferably within the Family Violence sector and the capacity to work with families in crisis.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday, 01 September 2019. Queries to Marg Murphy, Program Manager Restoring Childhood and High Risk Programs 03 5330 5000.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.


Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

 Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.




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