Domestic Family Violence Specialist - Hervey Bay

Last updated: 09/01/2023

IMPACT Community Services Limited (IMPACT) is a high profile, community owned organisation supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. Since 1978, we have been supporting local people experiencing disadvantage, poverty and exclusion. Our vision is to improve lives. IMPACT is also a Child Safe Organisation committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Intensive Family Support

The Intensive Family Support Service responds to vulnerable families with children and young people (up to 18), who are at risk of involvement in the statutory child protection system. This is a consent based program providing case management for clients who agree to engage with the service.  

About the role   

Our Domestic and Family Violence Specialist supports vulnerable and at-risk families to build their capacity to safely care for and nurture their children. As part of a team, on a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Conduct home visits
  • Assess the complexity of domestic and family violence, undertake risk assessments and develop safety plans with participants
  • Screen high risk domestic and family violence cases and work collaboratively with stakeholders to mitigate risk
  • Engage family members in the household to determine support needs and risks associated to the child protection concerns
  • Identify, develop and maintain case plans and goals with families so underlying child protection concerns are addressed within time-frames
  • Work with perpetrators of violence, survivors/thrivors
  • Provide advice and training to the Intensive Family Support team related to domestic and family violence
  • Facilitate domestic violence practice sessions with the Intensive Family Support team
  • Participate in domestic violence related steering committees and working groups

To make a difference in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in working with families experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Substantial working knowledge of issues associated with families at risk of entering the child protection system
  • Experience and knowledge of the Safe and Together model
  • A track record in conducting assessments
  • Ability to plan and facilitate working groups and practice sessions
  • A tertiary qualification in human services or a related field

Our offer to you:

  • 9 day fortnight so enjoy a long weekend every second week
  • Salary packaging up to $18,500 per year to increase your take home pay
  • Birthday bonus day off
  • Paid 2 hours per month to donate to a worthy cause of your choice
  • Opportunities for advancement with our 'grow your own' approach
  • Professional development by participating in internal and external training
  • External supervision
  • Reimbursement of Working With Children and NDIS screening cards

To find out more, view our Position Description and full list of staff benefits at our Get Involved - Careers With Us page at www.impact.org.au 

How to apply

Download the Position Description and submit your application today via SEEK:

  • Cover letter showing us why you are a great match for this role
  • Current Resume

IMPACT welcomes all applications, including from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery, a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We believe that diversity in our workplace makes us stronger and we provide equal opportunity to all. IMPACT is proud to be an INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER 2022-2023 with the Diversity Council Australia. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit. 

The successful applicant will be required to obtain background checks prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, an NDIS Worker Screening clearance and proof of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a Family Violence Specialist?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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