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Family and Domestic Violence Specialist Worker
Artarmon, Sydney
  • Salary PLUS Salary Packaging PLUS Annual Leave loading
  • Supportive team environment  
  • Learning and Development Opportunities 

About the role 

 

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is currently seeking a Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker to join the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) program, based in Artarmon. 

 

The WDVCAS program provides support, advocacy, referrals and information for women experiencing domestic violence. 

 

This is a Max Term Full-time role, until January 2023.

 

Duties 

  • Accept electronic and non-electronic referrals direct from government agencies and non-government services; 
  • Contact clients referred to the WDVCAS in a timely and sensitive manner, conducting a threat assessment to ascertain their current risk status and undertaking safety planning to address a client’s immediate safety needs; 
  • Attend court on AVO list days and other days as required to provide information, assistance and court advocacy for WDVCAS clients; 
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key WDVCAS partners including the NSW Police Force, Local Courts, legal representatives and referral agencies, in order to facilitate client access to those agencies and services; 

Requirements 

  • Female candidates only to apply as per our program requirements. Under Section 126A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).  
  • Understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences; 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including AVO applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues; 
  • NSW Working with Children Check and Criminal History Check 
  • Current NSW Driver’s licence 
  • Applicants will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment. You will also be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status or medical contraindication certificate as part of your recruitment /interview process. 

About us 

 

At CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay we make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our services include NDIS disability services, foster care and out of home care supports, services for seniors, children’s services and a range of Community Services supports. 

 

We are also a child-safe and child-friendly organisation. 

 

We are a safe, respectful, and inclusive employer. We welcome all applicants, regardless of their cultural background, gender, faith or disability. Our organisation will accommodate any reasonable requests to support you to thrive during the recruitment process and beyond. 


Culture and Benefits 

 

Please find attached a video about what it means to work at CatholicCare. We also offer: 

  •  Salary packaging benefits to receive a portion of your salary tax-free. 
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective/practice supervision opportunities; 
  • Access to training and learning opportunities. 
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; as well as 
  • An additional Paid Leave day (CatholicCare Day) to be taken at the end of the year. 

How to apply 

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume.   

 

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