Crisis Intervention Team Members
Part time and Casual
Service Provision: In a co-operative team environment and in line with DVCS Vision and Objectives and in accordance with Policies and Procedures of the Service Crisis Intervention Team Members will:
- Attend Domestic Violence crisis calls in accordance with DVCS – Policy Guidelines and provide crisis intervention services as required, which may include:
- assessment of safety issues;
- personal and immediate practical support, referral and advocacy;
- information such as legal options, accommodation, income support, counselling services, health services and children’s safety.
- Respond to crisis telephone calls – provide crisis counselling, personal support, information and referral on matters related to Domestic Violence including legal, accommodation, income support, counselling services, health services and children’s issues
- Provide follow-up and advocacy services to people affected by domestic violence as required;
- Provide individual support and information to clients through legal processes including paralegal support as required
- Liaise and network with relevant government and community agencies as required including Police, Legal Aid, Courts and refuges
- Develop case plans with clients in accordance with DVCS case management (support planning) approaches and implement decisions
- maintain accurate client records and prepare reports as required
- work within a small team environment and be available to work 8 hours shifts between the hours of 8am to 11:30pm
- Casual staff must be available to work a minimum of 3 shifts a week
All applicants must meet and address the following Selection Criteria:
- Tertiary or other relevant training in social/ human services and/ or a minimum of five years demonstrated experience in direct client case management and/or crisis intervention
- Demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication skills.
- Conceptual skills, with sound analytical and problem solving ability
- Demonstrated experience in crisis and referral work including telephone crisis work and the ability to make sound judgements and appropriate referrals in crisis situations
- Well-developed crisis counselling skills
- Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
- Current driver’s licence
- Demonstrated understanding and experience in case management of people with complex support needs including outreach and advocacy
- Demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication skills
- Availability to work on a rotating shift roster including weekends and evenings
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the SCHCADS Award levels 5 to 6 plus super and salary packaging. Salary commensurate with qualifications, demonstrated skills and experience.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Men are also encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: All applications must address each selection criteria in writing and send with their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00pm Monday 10 February 2020.
Contact person: Linda Vincent (02) 6280 6999.