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Room4Change Practitioner
Full or Part Time
1 July 2019 start date

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is a community organisation providing crisis intervention, follow-up and case management supports and services to all people affected by domestic violence in the ACT. The priority of our Service is for the safety of the people who have been subjected to domestic or family violence, recognising that the majority are women and children.
Case Management roles are available in our specialist Men’s program, Room4Change. The Room4Change program is a long term men’s behaviour change program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships.
Duties
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 partner contact practitioners will:

  • work with men who have used violence and/or other controlling behaviours
  • provide case management to men with complex support needs including outreach and advocacy
  • conduct comprehensive risk assessments and undertake safety planning as part of a comprehensive case management plan
  • network with multidisciplinary services and agencies to build and foster relationships with key stakeholders
  • maintain accurate client records and prepare reports as required
  • work within a small team environment and be available to work outside of normal business hours

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
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and the issues that face people who are affected including men who are seeking to address their use violent and/or controlling behaviours
  • 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 outside of standard business hours if required

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 the selection criteria and send with their resume to admin@dvcs.org.au by 12.00pm Wednesday 15 May 2019.
Contact person: Linda Vincent (02) 6280 6999.
 
 
 
Partner Contact Practitioner
12 Month Contract – Full or Part Time
1 July 2019 start date

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is a community organisation providing crisis intervention, follow-up and case management supports and services to all people affected by domestic violence in the ACT. The priority of our Service is for the safety of the people who have been subjected to domestic or family violence, recognising that the majority are women and children.
Case Management role is available in our specialist Men’s program, Room4Change. The Room4Change program is a long term men’s behaviour change program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships.

Partner Contact Practitioner
Duties
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 partner contact practitioners will:

  • work with the partners/ex-partners/family as appropriate of men in our Room4Change program and when required the partners of men in the ACT Corrective Services Domestic Abuse Program
  • provide support to women with complex support needs including outreach and advocacy
  • conduct comprehensive risk assessments and undertake safety planning as part of a comprehensive case management plan
  • network with multidisciplinary services and agencies to build and foster relationships with key stakeholders
  • maintain accurate client records and prepare reports as required
  • work within a small team environment and be available to work outside of normal business hours

All applicants must meet the following Essential 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
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and the issues that face people who are affected including partners, ex-partners, and family members who have been subjected to violent and/or controlling behaviours.
  • 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 outside of standard business hours if required

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 the selection criteria and send with their resume to admin@dvcs.org.au by 12.00pm Wednesday 15 May 2019.
Contact person: Linda Vincent (02) 6280 6999.

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