Family Safety Worker

Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Ongoing  
Men and Family Relationships
Salary packaging available
Closing Date:
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About the Role

The Family Safety Worker provides intake and assessment, support, case management and referral for the partners/ex-partners and children of the men attending the Men's Behaviour Change Program, Choosing Change.  Being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this role, which is responsible for:

  • Delivering a wide range of clinical and support services to the partners/ex-partners and (indirectly) children of the men attending the MBCP, Choosing Change.
  • Communicating regularly with the MBCP Facilitators to development and review Risk Management and Safety Planning for the women and children.
  • Maintaining familiarity with related evidence-based practice and literature in relation to the provision of risk and safety management, counselling support case management for women and children experiencing Domestic and Family Violence.
  • Harnessing a good knowledge of relevant internal and external services to make appropriate client referrals
  • Facilitating the relevant provisions relating to Child Protection Reporting & Information Sharing Under Part 16A of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1988 and Information Sharing Under Part 13A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.
  • Maintaining familiarity with related literature and practice standards in relation to working within Men’s Behaviour Change Frameworks – Partner Support (Women and Children’s Advocacy) frameworks

Position Details

  • Part-time opportunity (4 days per week) based in Fairfield
  • SCHADS Level 4
  • CatholicCare considers being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this role

About You

To be a suitable candidate for this role you will have:

  • The ability to undertake the duties of the role in accordance with CatholicCare’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or equivalent field
  • Completed or willing to undertake training in DV Alert and or ECAV DV-60
  • Practical skills in responding to people who experience domestic & family violence & DV-62
  • Professional judgement in safety planning interventions for families experiencing domestic & family violence
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in providing person centred counselling support and case management services (mostly via telephone) to women and children experiencing Domestic and Family Violence
  • Demonstrated experience in: post separation counselling, trauma informed practice model, responding to and intervening in domestic & family violence impact and safety, mental health - alcohol and other drugs and grief and loss counselling
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in working with Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Communities and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Demonstrated ability to appraise and critically reflect on clinical work and participation in clinical supervision
  • Current Working with Children Check

What Can We Offer You?

  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Access to salary packaging and an Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible work options

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To be considered for this role, you will need to attach your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.

Applications for this position close on 16 April 2021.  Please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting for this position will commence immediately.

Need More Information?

Contact Anthony Hilder, Practice Manager–Men & Family Relationships Program on 0437 279 163.

About Us

CatholicCare Sydney is the official social services agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney. We are a leading not-for-profit agency providing care and support to people in Sydney across a wide range of social services: Children and families, relationships, ageing, disability, employment, mental health and youth programs.

CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and may also require a Working with Children Check.

CatholicCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice for Women. People of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply; people living with a disability are encouraged to apply.