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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24383
Position Title Adolescent Family Violence Worker
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time, Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Mornington
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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.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for an Adolescent Family Violence Service Worker to work within the Community Health team. This is a part time or full time temporary position (hours are negotiable), located in Frankston, with Outreach across the Mornington Peninsula Shire and City of Frankston, and also with Orange Door in Frankston.Staff may be required to work across other Community Health sites to meet program needs. The work is varied with a mixture of individual and group work.

Applications are sought from experienced counsellors who are either fully registered Psychologists or Social Workers with eligibility for membership with the AASW, Family Therapists, or with other relevant degrees and or experience. Knowledge of trauma intervention, including family violence, is essential.

Key Responsibilities

• To assist the Orange Door in the intake of referrals involving Adolescent Violence in the Home.
• Consult with, and provide secondary consultation to Orange Door practitioners, regarding referrals involving Adolescent Violence in the Home
• Implement a family violence risk assessment and management process in line with the Best Interest Care Practice Model utilizing DHHS practice guidelines and minimum standards for family violence practitioners.
• Provide intensive case management to adolescents and their families including outreach strategies, including attendance at planning meetings.
• Co-facilitate group work interventions that work concurrently with the young person and their parent/carer.
• Provide a range of interventions to support positive change, including harm minimisation in relation to alcohol and drug use.

Essential Criteria

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Supportive team environment
• Comprehensive clinical and non-clinical training and development program are available to all staff.

How to apply

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If you have any questions specific to the position you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below

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 complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
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: Tertiary qualifications in a related field such as Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy or other relevant qualifications and experience.
Essential: Demonstrated experience and understanding of working with at risk and vulnerable young people and their families - casework, counselling etc. and in assessment and response to family violence, alcohol and drug use and mental health risk.
Essential: Demonstrated experience in group facilitation, preferably with young people
Essential: Demonstrated experience in working both independently and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, with the ability to work effectively, supportively and flexibly.
Desirable: Familiarity with the Common Risk Assessment Framework Tool and Assessing Children and Young People Experiencing Family Violence practice guide
Desirable: Demonstrated understanding of the Integrated Family Violence System and the under-pinning principles of Family Violence interventions
Contact Person Glenda Johns
Contact Number 59702022
Closing Date 14/11/2018
Position Description 24383 - Adolescent Family Violence Worker PD.pdf