Careers at yourtown

Women & Family Advocate

Job no: 492902
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Scenic Rim
Categories: Child & Family Support

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. 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.

About the role

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 includes assisting and advocating for woman with their housing needs and supporting woman to address barriers to housing.

This is a 12 month maximum term position, working a rotating Monday to Friday shift work roster, 8am – 4pm one week and 10am to 6pm the next and approx. 1 Saturday in every three. You will also participate in the on-call roster.

About you

We are looking for a flexible and adaptable individual who will work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve best practice outcomes for woman and families.

Successful candidates will bring:

• Diploma level qualification in Social or Behavioural Sciences with at least 2 years direct experience in family and youth services, preferably 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
• 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
• Strong knowledge of current evidence-based practice, programs, policies, legislation and trends relevant to domestic/family violence issues
• Excellent communication, conflict resolution and report writing skills along with the ability to impart knowledge

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children and families we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

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

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

Closing Date: 24 September 2021

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

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