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Family Violence Specialist

Advertiser: Central Queensland Indigenous Development LtdMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
31 Jul 2020
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
$55,000 - $83,500 +super + sal sacrifice benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

About the business


Central Queensland Indigenous Development is an Indigenous Community Controlled  organisation delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Central Queensland. Our teams work collaboratively with our families, partners and other service providers to ensure high-quality support and positive outcomes.


About the role


Responsible for enhancing the family violence focus of service delivery by ensuring colleagues have heightened awareness. 


**6 month contract**

Closing date - Sunday 16th August 2020

Enquiries - Lesley Barney (07) 4920 0000

*only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


Deliverables after 6 months in the role

  1. Family violence screening is embedded in service delivery and colleagues practice with a family violence lens
  2. Effective teamwork and partnerships are in place


  • Work as part of the Family Wellbeing team, providing domestic and family violence advice and assistance to colleagues to ensure awareness of the impact of violence on the work they do
  • Assess referrals and screen for domestic and family violence and ensure risk assessments are undertaken and safety plans developed when violence is identified
  • Contribute to and review case plans for implementation of family violence safety plans and therapeutic interventions.
  • Provide colleagues with advice on safety planning including safe engagement and risk management strategies for families affected by domestic and family violence
  • Participate in home visits where appropriate and work jointly with FWB colleagues to ensure support needs of the family are met
  • Assist with assessment of client needs and decisions regarding case management and referral pathways
  • Participate in local family violence networks and maximize service capability in partnership with local domestic and family violence services
  • Develop formal partnerships to enhance service delivery and develop and maintain referral pathways to specialist family violence support services
  • Contribute to the documentation and continual improvement of the Family Wellbeing-Family Violence service model
  • Participate and contribute to the organisation's compliance obligations under the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and Health Standards Quality Systems (HSQS)
  • At all times work within CQID's Workplace Health & Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Other responsibilities as directed by the Executive Officer


Special Requirements

  1. Strong local community connection and knowledge
  2. Blue Card
  3. Driver's License

Salary - $55,000 - $83,500 (Depending on qualifications & experience) + Super 


Benefits and perks


  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Indigenous environment
  • Salary sacrifice and tax benefits
  • Beautiful office location


Skills and experience


Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in human services or relevant discipline (not essential)
  • A minimum of five years' experience in family violence service delivery
  • Knowledge and experience in child protection settings and practice
  • Experience at successfully collaborating with and developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members
  • Experience at successful service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Skills and Attributes

  • Problem solving
  • Ability to achieve service and client goals
  • High level of motivation, self-management and organizational skills
  • Emotional intelligence, team work and leadership
  • Client engagement and case collaboration



The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island communities?

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