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Family Violence Case Workers (Female/Male)

Multiple Positions, Fixed Term

Full Time x 2 in Dandenong (1 FTE)

Part Time x 2 in Brimbank / Melton (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking a team of enthusiastic and skilled case workers to join the Motivation for Change Project. This is a great opportunity for an experienced worker who is passionate about contributing to the safety of women and children experiencing family violence through perpetrator intervention.

This role requires someone with a mature attitude, ability to take control and work autonomously within a team environment. Sound planning and organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to multi-task, prioritise and make decisions. A confident, ethical and professional approach is required for the position.

inTouch offers a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which provides opportunities to learn and develop specialist skills in effectively and safely responding to men who use violence towards family members. You will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

Skill Required

Essential :-

  • Degree in relevant qualification in community development, social work, welfare, or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the gendered analysis of family violence;
  • Demonstrated specialist case management experience in providing trauma informed responses to people using or experiencing violence;
  • Experience in working with men who use violence towards family members within feminist and safety-first contexts will be highly regarded;
  • Well-developed written and verbal capability to engage with a range of professionals face to face on over the phone;
  • A sophisticated understanding of south Asian cultures;
  • Advanced skills in MS office software;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English skills;
  • Current Victorian driver’s license.

Desirable :-

  • Demonstrated understanding and awareness of structural and social inequities which discriminate against people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), and in particular those with refugee and/or asylum-seeker backgrounds.

Applicants should express their interest through a short covering letter attaching their resume and a brief document, limited to three pages, addressing the key selection criteria. Applicants who do not address KSC will not be considered for the position.

Email your application to recruitment@intouch.org.au

Applications close on 24th October 2018

For a detailed Position Description Click here

Communications Coordinator (0.8 FTE / 1.0 FTE)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well organised Communications Coordinator to join the inTouch team. This position will seek to increase the communications capacity of inTouch and raise the public profile. The successful candidate will support the implementation of advocacy campaigns on issues affecting the communities’ inTouch works with and optimise the impact of the organisation.

This role requires a mature attitude, ability to take control and work autonomously within a team environment. Sound planning and organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to multi-task, prioritise and make decisions.  A confident, ethical and professional approach is required for the position.

Skill Required

Essential :-

  • Relevant qualifications in communications/ journalism/ PR/ Media Studies or related discipline
  • A demonstrated capacity to develop, plan and execute strategic communications and marketing initiatives
  • Three years diverse communications experience including strategy development, social media, media relations and targeted initiatives/ campaigns
  • Experience with website development and website content management systems
  • Outstanding writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to organise work, manage time, determine priorities and meet deadlines

Desirable :-

  • Bilingual and/ bicultural
  • Experience working within a community service
  • Experience working within a multicultural setting

Applicants should express their interest through a short covering letter attaching their resume and a brief document, limited to three pages, addressing the key selection criteria. Applicants who do not address KSC will not be considered for the position.

Email your application to recruitment@intouch.org.au

Applications close on 4th November 2018

For a detailed Position Description Click here

Family Violence Case Manager (0.6 FTE / 1.0 FTE)

inTouch is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified persons, with experience working in the Family Violence/ CALD space. Preferred languages are Burmese & Khmer however we also encourage applications from professionals who are fluent in languages including but not limited to Spanish, Urdu or Amharic.

InTouch, the Multicultural Centre against Family Violence, is a state wide service, which provides programs and responses to issues of family violence in CALD communities. By acknowledging the rights and diverse experiences of our clients, we develop and implement a number of culturally sensitive and holistic models for the provision of services to both victims and perpetrators of family violence. In tackling the issues of family violence we act on multiple levels – individual, relationship and community. Our organisation strives to create a world where all women and children will be safe and free from violence.

If you are looking for a role in an organisation that reflects its values and promotes team development and collaboration, then this role will tick the boxes.

Your role will be to undertake assessment, monitoring, planning, advocacy and linking of women who are experiencing family violence with support services to assist their case. You will be guided by a team of professionals that are passionate about the work they do. Your success in the role will be supported with opportunities for professional development and networking across the industry.

Skill Required

Essential

  •  A demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in working with women from a CALD background;
  • Able to demonstrate contemporary knowledge in crisis intervention and feminist practice; frameworks and how this is utilised to understand and respond to the gendered nature of violence against women;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Human Services( Welfare), Community Development or related discipline with relevant working experience;
  • Fluent in a language other than English.

Desirable

  • Ability to work calmly and consistently under pressure with the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as a part of a team;
  • Well-developed written and verbal capability to engage with a range of professionals face to face on over the phone.

Email your application to recruitment@intouch.org.au

Applications close on 9th November 2018

For a detailed Position Description Click here

Family Violence Intake Worker (0.8 FTE / 1.0 FTE)

The Family Violence Intake Worker will undertake risk assessment, safety planning, information provision, referrals and advocacy for women who are experiencing Family Violence. Working closely with Direct Service Team, the Intake worker also ensures that women who require additional support are linked with appropriate services and provides short term support until case allocation.

Skill Required

Essential

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Human Services (Welfare), Community Development or related discipline;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in working with women from a CALD background, including disability and other factors that may further marginalize women and children affected by Family Violence;
  • Able to demonstrate contemporary knowledge in crisis intervention and feminist practice frameworks, and how this is utilised to understand and respond to the gendered nature of violence against women;
  • Well-developed communication skills including written, conflict resolution and team work.
  • Experience in working with telephone interpreters;
  • Sound knowledge of issues involved in crisis support work and knowledge of service systems, legislation and policies relevant to meeting the needs of the service users.

Desirable

  • At least two years’ experience in the family violence sector;
  • Ability to work calmly and consistently under pressure with the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as a part of a team;
  • Well-developed written and verbal capability to engage with a range of professionals face to face on over the phone.

Email your application to recruitment@intouch.org.au

Applications close on 9th November 2018

For a detailed Position Description Click here

Female Board Member

  • Seeking an experienced female Board Chair
  • Inspirational and innovative Not-For-Profit committed to changing lives
  • This is an un-paid voluntary board appointment so it’s your opportunity to give back

Inspirational and innovative Not-For-Profit, committed to changing lives for migrant and refugee communities effected by family violence, is seeking an experienced female Board Chair.

We develop culturally responsive, holistic models for provision of services to women, children and families who have experienced family violence and we will now also (following the receipt of additional government funding) be working with perpetrators, the first time in our history.

To be considered for this incredible opportunity, we’re seeking female applicants with previous board Chair experience, a strong commitment to social justice and an understanding of people from a multicultural background. We are seeking an articulate communicator with the confidence to lead a board meeting and to liaise collaboratively with members of the board, the CEO and key stakeholder groups. Furthermore, we are seeking an innovative and strategic thinker who demonstrates a strong commitment to corporate governance. (Please note, we have an Equal Opportunity Exemption (A123/2012) and requests applications from females only.)

Key responsibilities of the Chair will include:

  • Providing strong and visionary leadership to the Board;
  • Facilitating the linkage of information between the Board and the CEO;
  • Facilitating collaborative discussions by the Board Members;
  • Providing effective and sound corporate governance;
  • Providing leadership, vision and business acumen;
  • Providing strategic direction and identifying organisational growth opportunities;
  • Providing innovative / new ways of thinking;
  • In conjunction with the CEO, seeking to ensure that communications and relationships with funders, stakeholders and the public are accurate and effective;
  • Ensuring the organisation meets all performance, risk and compliance requirements and obligations;
  • Seeking to ensure that the information provided to the board is relevant, accurate, timely and sufficient to keep the board appropriately informed of the performance of the organisation and of any developments that may have a material impact on the organisation or its performance;
  • Promoting and enhancing the profile and reputation of the organisation;
  • Representing the organisation as key spokesperson for media and key events;
  • Acting honestly and in good faith at all times and in the interests of the organisation.

Application Process:

To apply, please upload your CV or for further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587 or Sandra Kerr on (03) 9929 9528 who are managing this recruitment process.