Case Workers – Domestic & Family Violence

Applications close May 31, 2022

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. 

  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Salary packaging benefits

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – Walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic and relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Domestic and Family Violence Service (DFVS) Case Worker, you will be responsible for supporting and advocating with, and for, women and children who may be experiencing, or at risk of, domestic violence, in a culturally safe manner, ensuring they are provided with a comprehensive support service. This role is based in Alice Springs and requires significant travel to the NPY lands, meaning dedicated time out bush and in community. Staff have accommodation and vehicles provided to support this travel, along with travel allowance. Working alongside the Community Development team is also essential to the Case Worker role, as per the Strengthening Community Capacity to End Violence Framework.  The Practice Framework can be found on our website.

We provide a comprehensive orientation program, best practice clinical supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma and case management training along with critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you. You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, generous annual leave package, 3 weeks of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.

ABOUT YOU

The successful candidates will have a relevant degree in Social Work, Community Development or related undergraduate or post-graduate qualification, or be willing to undertake social work studies following commencement.  Experience in the Domestic and Family Violence context as a case manager / counsellor will be highly regarded. You will also have an interest in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and cross-cultural environments.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

You will work within a supportive, trauma-informed framework and we provide a comprehensive culturally aware orientation program. You will receive best practice clinical supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, 32 days (pro-rata) of annual leave and 15 days (pro-rata) of personal leave. We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.

TO APPLY

  • Please complete the online application form below, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • To view the full position description, please click here: Case Worker PD
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact People & Workplace Services on 08 8958 2329.
  • Please note we will be reviewing candidates on an ongoing basis.

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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