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Family Worker - Safer Pathway for Males (re-advertised)

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for the following Family Worker position. The role of the Family Worker - Safer Pathway for Males experiencing family and domestic violence is to provide support and advocacy to men who have experienced or are experiencing family and domestic violence and are referred to Relationships Australia through the Victims Services NSW Central Referral Point.
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$66,825.72 to $68,862.56 plus superannuation and PBI benefits
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About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

Family Worker, Safer Pathways for Males, funded under the NSW Justice Department is a full time fixed term position (until December 2018, with possibility of an extension for a further 18 months) based in RACR Office at Deakin, ACT with a requirement to undertake travel as required to far south coast, Queanbeyan and Goulburn.

Reporting to the Regional Coordinator, the role of Family Worker is to provide support and advocacy to men who have experienced or are experiencing family and domestic violence, by providing client case management through assessment of needs, risk assessment, referrals, counselling access and support, court support, advocacy and representation at Safety Action Meetings.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess an appropriate tertiary qualification in social work or other related discipline and/ or relevant experience, excellent observational, advocacy, negotiation, telephone communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage and interact sensitively with a diverse range of people, particularly men, young people and people who have experienced family and domestic violence. Demonstrated experience in case management, case facilitation and coordination, knowledge of local services available to men, children and their families who have experienced family and domestic violence as well as demonstrated networking and relationship building skills are also required. An understanding of the NSW criminal justice system and AVO’s will be an advantage.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $66,825.72 to $68,862.56 plus superannuation for full time and PBI benefits. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, and special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

See attached documentation.

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, please contact ACT and Southern NSW Regional Manager at Deakin office on 02 6122 7100 or email

Address for submitting applications

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