- Based in Wodonga or Wangaratta
- Part time or Full Time Perm (0.8 – 1.0 EFT
- Salary Packaging up to $15,900 per year
Gateway Health is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).
The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people, and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We will do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities in times of need, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful, highly functioning team delivering an innovative cross sector family violence/mental health/alcohol and other drug(AOD) project in the Ovens Murray area and to be a leader in family violence reform.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person with strong family violence expertise to provide specialist advice, secondary consultations, and support to clinicians across the AOD/MH sector. This position will enhance the quality and consistency of the service response to clients who perpetrate or experience family violence at whichever point they access the AOD &/or mental health service system.
Through developing and maintaining effective partnerships with relevant service providers/ key stakeholders you will have the opportunity to identify emerging trends, needs and gaps in service delivery and practice issues, and to use this knowledge to generate changes in systems and approaches, including the development of relevant policies, protocols, and procedures.
Phase one of this project has developed the initial foundations across the family violence/AOD/ Mental Health sectors and we are ready for the right person to move us into the next action phase of family violence reform in the Ovens Murray area.
- Appropriate tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or a related tertiary discipline is essential in addition to
- Experience using MARAM to assess risk, needs and protective factors of women and children, safety planning and determining appropriate referral pathways
- Ability to apply a trauma-informed framework to the various presentations of women and children
- Experience working with women and children presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. trauma, substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds and/or LGBTIQA+ communities.
- Experience working with diverse communities experiencing multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage (e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people with disability; people from LGBTI communities).
- Are a highly effective communicator.
- Have extensive interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity in working with clients, colleagues, and community stakeholders.
- The ability to work autonomously
Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Requirements
The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021 are available on https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners
Please contact us on email@example.com if you have any questions about these requirements.
Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Centres Allied Health Professionals Enterprise Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017
Classification Level 5
GATEWAY HEALTH CULTURE
Gateway Health promotes a learning culture that encourages innovation and initiative and recognises our staff as our greatest asset. Gateway Health is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve within our community.
GATEWAY HEALTH BENEFITS
- Laptop, mobile phone with remote access on and offsite
- Not For Profit Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
- Ability to work from home + paid parental leave
- Professional development + ongoing training and support provided
- Free car parking
- Fitness Passport - a discounted workplace health and fitness program for you and your family
- Access to regular external supervision debriefing with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support available as needed, together with Group Supervision and Wellness activities.
Don’t meet every single requirement? At Gateway Health we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every selection criteria and/or qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.
Key Selection Criteria
- Ability to behave in accordance to the Gateway Health Values of We Care, We work together, We achieve, We learn, We innovate.
- Tertiary qualifications in health, behavioural or social sciences.
- Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of the family violence service system with good knowledge of the AOD or Mental Health sector.
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and apply a practice framework focused on engagement and assessment, including extensive knowledge and experience of risk assessment and safety planning in the context of family violence.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills, with proven ability to prioritise, work independently and as part of a team, and seek support and assistance when required.
- Demonstrated ability in IT systems including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word/typing skills) and client management systems.
- Well-developed communication skills with the capability to prepare reports and correspondence in clear information in a manner appropriate to the purpose and audience.
- Willingness and ability to engage with services working with perpetrators of family violence for the purpose of service linkage and referral.
- Demonstrated ability to flexibly manage competing priorities and stressful situations, monitoring own stress levels and practicing and promoting self-care strategies.
- Current Australian Drivers Licence or accepted International Drivers licence.
- Confirmation of your right to work in Australia, Satisfactory National/International Police, and Victorian Working with Children Checks must be provided prior to commencement.
- Evidence of COVID Vaccination or Contraindication must be provided prior to commencement.
Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the AOD Skill set for Health Professionals (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).