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Women and Family Advocate

Scenic Rim, QLD, Australia

  • Beautiful hinterland setting in the Scenic Rim region
  • Diverse, challenging and rewarding role
  • Be part of the solution assisting women and families who have experienced domestic violence

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown's Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Our Domestic and Family Violence Refuge is a welcoming haven for women and their children who have experienced the trauma of domestic/family violence. All refuge staff work towards assisting families to regain independence & safety following domestic and family violence.

The Women and Family Advocate provides individual, family and group support planning to women, young people and children who are accommodated at our Refuge. You will provide practical support and interventions to increase client's safety and wellbeing during and post refuge through the lens of a multi-level practice framework in collaboration with the refuge team.

This is a permanent full time position, working a shift work roster Monday to Saturday and rostered on-call for after-hours responses (approx. 1 week in every 5).

About you:

You will have a Diploma level qualification in Social or Behavioural Sciences with 3 years direct experience in family and youth services, with knowledge and skills in working with women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence. You will work within a clear client centred, trauma and attachment informed framework and have a demonstrated understanding of case management with assessment frameworks related to Child Protection, Parenting and Family Work, Family Violence, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol issues. You will have experience in planning, implementing and facilitating appropriate individual support and groups for women and children who have experienced domestic/family violence. You will demonstrate a strong knowledge of current evidence-based practice, programs, policies, legislation and trends relevant to domestic/family violence issues and possess excellent communication, conflict resolution and report writing skills along with the ability to impart knowledge.

At yourtown our town is your town. We're all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year. We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

As a national child safe organisation, yourtown undertakes a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check as part of our recruitment process.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Resourcing Partner on 07 3867 1376

Closing Date: 23 November 2018

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au


Due to genuine occupational requirements, under S25 of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, only female applicants will be considered.



PD-Woman and Family Advocate SIGNED.pdf

Type: Permanent

Category: Child & Family Support

Reference ID: ME000503

Date Posted: 09/11/2018