Position Vacant: Domestic and Family Violence Caseworker

Part Time (24 hours/wk, 3 days/wk); Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2025.

SCHADS award level 4.1

Position Details Below: 

The Organisation:

The Family Co. is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to support and strengthen the capacity of families within our community by providing programs and services designed to contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and well-being amongst all family members.

The Position:
The Domestic and Family Violence Caseworker provides high quality casework to women and children who are experiencing Domestic and/or Family Violence. The Domestic and Family Violence Caseworker is responsible for managing a caseload of clients, provision of casework, safety planning, brokerage support aimed at increasing safety, case coordination, delivering individual and group interventions and educational programs children and families. The Domestic and Family Violence Caseworker is required to maintain accurate client records and work within The Family Co’s Policy and Procedures. The Domestic Violence Caseworker is also required to contribute to the ongoing evidence-based program enhancement.

Responsibilities of this role

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
• Undertake client assessments for families referred for Domestic Violence Support.
• Deliver individual casework, coordination and safety planning, to women who been referred to The Family Co. for Domestic Violence Support in line with The Family Co’s policy and procedures.
• Deliver individual and group interventions and educational programs to children and families that have been referred to The Family Co for support in line with The Family Co’s policy and procedures. 
• Accurately record and maintain client records on data recording systems as per The Family Co’s policy and procedures and program guidelines. 
• Provide crisis support, safety planning and referrals and advocacy for women experiencing Domestic Violence.  
• Offer practical and brokerage support to enhance safety and wellbeing of women and children. 
• Work collaboratively with relevant external services, fostering strong relationships with local stakeholders to ensure best outcomes for clients.  
• Follow mandatory child protection guidelines to report risk of significant harm concerns about if any concerns about a child or young person are identified during contact with clients.
• Contribute to reports on program progress, statistics and outcomes of the  program when required.
• Contribute to relevant funding submissions, expressions of interest, tenders and grants to assist in growing and sustaining the funding base.
• Contribute towards the development of an outcome framework which establishes and maintains relevant and robust systems and methods for data collection and project evaluation.
• Leads and works in ways consistent to support the Work, Health and Safety of self and others.  

Selection Criteria 
1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or relevant degree.
2. Detailed knowledge and understanding of Domestic and Family Violence. 
3. Demonstrated experience providing casework support children and families.  
4. Understanding of and ability to work from a trauma informed practice model and utilise therapeutic approaches.
5. Excellent organisation and administration skills and the ability to accurately maintain client files. 
6. Ability to utilise outcomes and evidence to refine develop and refine service delivery. 
7. High level experience utilising various IT applications.
8. Excellent communication skills with the ability to promote The Family Co’s services externally including to the community, government and private organisations. 
9. Ability to work within The Family Co’s policies and procedures.
10. Current WWCC, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and satisfactory Police Check 


11. Drivers licence

The successful applicant will benefit from working for a supportive organisation. Remuneration will be SCHADS Award level 4.1, with excellent ongoing professional development opportunities and availability of salary sacrifice options. 

To apply for this position, you need to:

  1. Provide a written response addressing the Selection Criteria and Current Resume.
  2. Send applications to Michelle Fairweather, Operations Manager at [email protected] by 16 September 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact 9528 2933

This position is also advertised on Seek at https://www.seek.com.au/job/57754497