Specialist Family Violence Senior Supervisory Worker - Child Protection/Family Violence Partnership

Job No: Berry3246
Location: Eaglemont

  • Eaglemont/Preston location
  • Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term position until September 2020
  • Salary package full time equivalent to $105,000pa (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

The Northern Family & Domestic Violence Service (NFDVS) is the lead provider and access point for the integrated family violence service system in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region, providing a range of support services to women and their children who have experienced family violence.

In this partnership with Child Protection, the Specialist Family Violence Senior Supervisory Worker - Child Protection/Family Violence Partnership position will be a senior practitioner with extensive knowledge of family violence. This role will be responsible for providing operational and strategic advice to Child Protection practitioners and their managers who undertake investigations of families where a child is or may be in need of protection due to family violence. This role will also be responsible for the supervision of staff working in the partnership, providing leadership and guidance in line with NFDVS practice guidelines and framework.

Key Responsibilities

The role will assist Child Protection in the planning and conduct of investigations and support the development of plans that aim to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. The role works collaboratively with the Child Protection managers and practitioners to provide effective service delivery and support.

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About You

You will be a tertiary qualified professional in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or related with a minimum of three years’ experience working in the family violence service system, preferably with supervisory experience.

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, statement addressing the key selection criteria and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 05 September 2019. Queries to Krysia Heron, Team Leader Partnerships and Projects on 9450 4700.

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here.

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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