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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24158
Position Title Specialist Family Violence Advisor
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location Frankston Hospital, All Sites - Community & Continuing Care and Allied Health
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• Specialist Family Violence Advisor Initiative (Mental Health Services)
• Join a health service dedicated to creating a community free from family violence
• Senior clinical advisory role with salary packaging, professional development
opportunities and a positive team environment

About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

Position Summary
Peninsula Health has a new and innovative opportunity for an experienced Senior Clinician (OT, SW or RPN Grade 3) on a fixed-term, part-time basis until July 2020.

The Specialist Family Violence Advisor Initiative within Mental Health Services forms part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In 2016 The Royal Commission made 227 recommendations for sector reform and though these highlighted the need to improve the way that health and human services work together to support victim survivors regardless of where they enter the service system.
The Specialist Family Violence Advisor Initiative is a two-stage program, which responds to Recommendations 98 and 99. This position (Stage 2) has been resourced for an initial two-year period with the overall objective to embed family violence expertise into clinical mental health services throughout the organisation.
The Specialist Family Violence Advisor will work with staff and other key stakeholders (internal and external to Peninsula Health) to increase the capacity of the services to identify and respond appropriately to family violence. This role aims to provide secondary consultation to increase staff knowledge, confidence and competence and enhance the quality and consistency of the response to victims, survivors and perpetrators of family violence at whatever point that they access the health service.
The position will be responsible for the local implementation of key policy and legislative reform, which will guide system and practice change within mental health services.
The Specialist Family Violence Advisor will report to the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) Project Lead, which is overseen by the Social Work Department

Key Responsibilities
• Through clinical mentoring, secondary consultation and direct response- increase
the capacity of mental health staff to identify and respond to victims, survivors and perpetrators of family violence.
• Develop and deliver (in conjunction with stakeholders) specialised training for mental health staff.
• Implement key legislative and policy reform within the organisation, focused on
changing practice within mental health services.
• Strengthen pathways and relationships within the service system, to improve the
quality of response and service provision to people accessing Peninsula Health mental health services in situations of family violence.

Essential Criteria
• AHPRA registration (OT, RPN) or Member/Eligible for Membership of AASW (SW)
• Experience working in public mental health services
• Strong working knowledge of the family violence legislation and policy context
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Employee Health and Wellbeing Support program
• Salary packaging benefits
• Dynamic and innovative health service committed to a collaborative
approach to ending family violence- for our patients and our staff.
• On site parking

How to apply

To apply, please click on the APPLY NOW button to forward you current resume and covering letter for consideration

Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Social Worker with membership (or eligible for membership) of AASW, Occupational Therapist or Nurse with AHPRA registration.
Essential: Extensive experience in the area of family violence and/or prevention of violence.
Essential: A strong working knowledge and understanding of current family violence legislation and policy and the service delivery environment.
Essential: Experience in working within public mental health services.
Essential: An in-depth knowledge of the family violence reform agenda and current landscape
Essential: Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Essential: Competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
Desirable: Experience in delivering training, preferably training pertaining to family violence.
Desirable: Previous experience in project management, research, program evaluation/development
Desirable: Knowledge of perpetrator interventions.
Contact Person Louisa Whitwam
Contact Number 0466141331
Contact Email Lwhitwam@phcn.vic.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Renee Blight
Alternate Contact Number 97847117
Closing Date 25/07/2018
Position Description Position Description- Specialist Family Violence .docx