Published October 8, 2021
Last Modified October 8, 2021
Gateway Health
Location
155 High Street Wodonga, Australia
Category
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 1, 2021

Job Description

The Orange Door - new facility based in Wangaratta

Are you empathetic, a good listener and communicator?

Do you want to work in a busy, dynamic and evolving sector that is receiving more government investment than ever before?

Do you want to change the story for people affected by family violence?

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award Level 4 or 5 depending on experience
  • Full-time, negotiable to 9 days per fortnight

The Orange Door works to keep perpetrators accountable by supporting them to take personal responsibility and to choose to end their violent behaviours and attitudes. It also has an important role in understanding and monitoring perpetrator risk to inform safety planning for victims and families. The core components of The Orange Door service model are: screening, intake, triage, assessment, and planning. The Orange Door recognises that while not all perpetrators of family violence are men, the majority of family violence is gendered and perpetrated by men against women.

With the aim of ensuring the safety of victim survivors and accountability of perpetrators or men who use violence, a Perpetrator Services Practitioner is responsible for undertaking screening, intake, triage, assessment, and planning as part of The Orange Door team. The position requires active and continued participation in collaborative professional practice at the Orange Door and other partner agencies. This is intended to ensure effective and meaningful development of a seamless service system that meets the needs of the families and individuals supported by the Orange Door in the Ovens Murray region. Whilst this new position will be based at The Orange Door, it will remain connected and integrated with Gateway Health in general, and specifically the Counselling and Support program.

You can bring in your skills as a social or community services worker and transfer your skills and experience from other, related fields, such as psychology, housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol, mental health, child and family services, disability services, criminal justice and so on.

You will learn and grow through the support of your colleagues, on-the-job training and best practice approaches.

To Apply

For the full details of the position go to www.gatewayhealth.org.au/careers.  Contact person for enquiries is Joseph Lumanog on 0418 821 850.

Applications open until all positions filled

  • Your attachments must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Qualifications
  • Address to Selection Criteria
  • Proof of Current Victorian Employee Working with Children clearance
  • Employment Disclosure Application Form

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Health Sciences, Psychology, Behavioural and Social Sciences or relevant equivalent studies and extensive experience in counselling, welfare or health fields
  2. Demonstrated understanding of relevant frameworks and theories useful for working with men who have committed family violence, including awareness of perpetrators’ tactics
  3. Demonstrated capacity to effectively function in a multidisciplinary team, ideally including cross-sector initiatives and partnerships with a wide range of professional organisations and stakeholders
  4. Highly developed skills in report writing, record keeping, and other computer skills, including use of teleconferencing applications such as Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Healthdirect, and Coviu
  5. Excellent skills in engaging and working with teams to develop cohesive, strengths-based and supportive working environments

 

Desirable

  1. Knowledge and understanding of Men’s Behaviour Change programs and/or similar behavioural change programs
  2. Prior experience in family violence or related programs/services would be an advantage
  3. Experience in applying different clinical procedures, tools, workflows, standards, and models of care relevant to case management practice or other healthcare settings
  4. Verbal and written proficiency in language/s other than English