Domestic and Family Violence Specialist

 Full time permanent position based in Capalaba & Loganholme$84k - $99k inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging Flexible Friendly organisation, Hybrid work options availableOur Organisation The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.   As part of The Benevolent Society vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  About this roleFamily and Child Connect services have been established across Queensland to support families who are at risk of entering or re-entering the child protection system. FaCC are local, community-based services that help families to care for and protect their children at home, by connecting them to the right services at the right time. Broadly, the FaCC service will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, determine an appropriate referral pathway for the family to help them achieve their goals, and follow up with services to ensure successful engagement. Typically, FaCC engage with families on a short-term basis (6 weeks).We are seeking a Domestic and Family Violence Specialist (internally recognised as a Child & Family Practitioner) in our multidisciplinary team, working alongside case workers to undertake risk assessment and provide effective, flexible, and holistic intervention to families experiencing domestic violence.Your dutiesRaise awareness of the nature and impact of domestic and family violenceDomestic and family violence screening and risk assessmentSpecialist advice and assistance to team and inquirersAdvice on safe engagement strategiesAssist with assessment of client needsAssist with support and referral planning and decisionsEfficient time management and organisational skills to balance competing demands and provide timely responses to clientsAttend relevant High Risk Team meetings and DFV stakeholder meetings in the catchmentLiaise with key stakeholders and agencies including QPS, Courts and specialist DFV servicesShare relevant information and participate in the professional development of the team (mentoring staff, seconding home visits, delivering information sessions to staff)Where required, hold a small case load of high risk DFV casesOur Benefits    We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:    Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!  Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.    Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.    Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years     Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.     Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth  Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.  Skills and experienceA relevant tertiary (degree) qualification in social work, community services or similarAt least 3-4 years’ experience in a similar roleExperience providing direct case work and intervention to parents and children affected by trauma, domestic violence, mental health, or other forms of adversity using a strength based, therapeutic approachTrained in Safe & Together highly regardedAbility to assess risk, experience in using risk assessment tools and developing appropriate safety plansDemonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic violence including use of exclusion orders, DVOs, etcCurrent drivers licence essentialYour Future Starts Here! Apply Today and Be Part of Something Extraordinary! To apply please follow the link and submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role  Contact Emma on  Emma.Workman@benevolent.org.au for a friendly confidential discussion. 85000 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Brisbane 4000