DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE SPECIALIST OFFICER 3 FULL TIME Positions Available October 2021 – 30 June 2022 (Fixed Contract) CMRC’s Domestic and Family Violence Unit is Funded by the Department of Home Affairs
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Community Migrant Resource Centre’s DFV Unit, is recruiting a Specialist D&FV Officer who will be responsible for providing case management support, predominantly in collaboration with mainstream services, to women from refugee and migrant background (and their children) who are residing in our SETS Catchment areas and are fleeing Domestic and Family Violence. The role also builds the capacity of services and communities to understand and respond to DFV within their sphere of influence, with particular regard to experiences of migrants and refugees.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Provide DFV casework services for clients as part of an integrated and person-centred approach that prioritises the needs of victim survivors and their children
Provide DFV casework services for clients based on an understanding of the gendered nature of Domestic and Family Violence
Establish and maintain effective referral pathways to specialised DFV, emergency housing and legal services.
Provide effective advocacy on behalf of clients and communities the role works with.
Build the capacity of service providers to effectively respond to and understand migrant and refugee women (and their families’), experience of DFV
Work with communities to increase understanding of DFV and gender equality, using primary prevention models and tools.
Participate in appropriate interagency/networks related to DFV, women and families.
Provide a capacity building and practitioner role for CMRC and ensure internal procedures are reviewed and followed to safeguard those affected by DFV
Ensure confidentiality and privacy of client information at all levels of the organisation.
Report weekly into CMRC’s online data portal, and comply with written reporting requirements
Comply with all regulatory and organisational procedures, especially DFV related legislation around confidentiality and reporting, if relevant.
Participate in relevant research and evaluations related to this role including collection of data and providing case studies
Engage in relevant training and upgrade skills as needed.
Full Time – 35 hours (5 days per week)
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services, Grade 4 -Paypoint 1
Parramatta, The Hills & Top Ryde
Tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Human Services, Social Work or related area and 2 years’ experience working within the domestic violence field
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and legal and social consequences of domestic violence, particularly in the context of multicultural work
Demonstrated experience undertaking community development initiatives
Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice systems, including the Child Protection system and issues
Experience providing effective, strength- based and person-centred services/programs clients
High level interpersonal, communication skills and report writing including attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and client advocacy skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with all key stakeholders including clients, service providers and their communities
Demonstrated values of integrity, reliability, professionalism and a commitment to quality and continuous improvement
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office programs, and data portals
Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritise work
Current driver’s license and access to a fully registered motor vehicle
First Aid Certificate required
National Police Check and Working with Children Check required
Written applications for the position should include:
Resume and response to essential requirements outlining your experience against each of the essential requirements listed above.
Applications which do not address the essential requirements will not be considered
The successful candidate must provide a current National Police Clearance (obtained within last 6 months) and a Working with Children Check (for employment) to be employed in this role.
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Applications close: COB Thursday, 7th October 2021
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