• Part Time

Website MarninWarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre

About this Job

Position Objectives

 

To provide therapeutic and intensive case management support to women and families impacted by family, domestic or sexual violence within a holistic service response that operates from a healing informed, strengths based and trauma aware framework.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

1 Case Work Practice

1.1 Receive and respond to internal and external referrals and respond to women and children seeking support in communities.
1.2 Undertake risk assessments and collaborative safety plans in a culturally safe manner, and support women and children escaping family and domestic violence as required.
1.3 Provide wrap around support to women and children while working directly with them, identifying goals and developing support plans.
1.4 Undertake reporting, administrative and evaluation tasks as required.

 

2 Community based outreach and three pillars of prevention

2.1 Conduct community outreach visits alongside another team member with a possible overnight stay, addressing crisis response (tertiary prevention) and primary & secondary prevention community activities.
2.2 Participate in community outreach yarning groups focused on primary prevention and healing.
2.3 Participate in the development and delivery of psychoeducational programmes with the focus on primary prevention and early intervention (secondary prevention).
2.4 Participate in networks with agencies such as police, hospitals and other stakeholders, attend community stakeholders’ meetings as required and provide advocacy support for clients who are engaging with these agencies.

 

3 Community Development

3.1 Participate in community networks and build/maintain relationships with referring agencies, key organisations, community leaders and local people relevant to FDV awareness and response issues.
3.2 Participate in collaborative efforts with other Marninwarntikura teams or external service providers and organisations in delivering FDV response services.

 

4 Organisational development

4.1 Operate as a member of MWRC Strengthening Families team, including supporting the MWRC Leadership Team, and assisting other members of the team within their areas of responsibility.
4.2 Undertake all other duties reasonably required by MWRC

 

5 Professional Development

5.1 Undertake professional development activities to maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills required to fulfil the key responsibilities of the position.

 

Selection Criteria

 

Essential

1. Qualification (counselling, social work, psychology, social science, Diploma in community services) or equivalent professional experience. Demonstrated work experience in this field with current studies will be looked at favourably.
2. Demonstrated skills, experiences and practice in trauma-informed practices within an organisation. Minimum 3 years’ experience in similar environment.
3. Demonstrated case management experience for one-on-one support to clients. Understand Aboriginal family and domestic violence issues, understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing
4. Demonstrated knowledge of Primary Prevention, Early Intervention and Crisis Response principles.
5. Exceptional crisis management skills including the ability to assess risk and safety quickly and effectively.
6. Ability to engage, establish rapport and work respectfully with Aboriginal families from different backgrounds, with different needs.
7. Personal resilience, adaptability and ability to meet the challenges of remote service delivery.
8. Current open driver’s licence valid for use in WA.

 

Desirable

1. Experience in a community legal or health practice setting and/or community-based organisation, ideally in a multidisciplinary context.
2. Experience in Specialist Homelessness Information Platform (SHIP) and/or Department of Social Services Data Exchange.

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