Specialist Family Violence Advisor

Excellent opportunity for a Social Worker or Nurse with Family Violence expertise.

  • Part-time 0.8 ongoing
  • Located in Fairfield, free on-site parking

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria – the largest is Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield ,15 minutes north of the Melbourne CBD. Thomas Embling Hospital is a 116 bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care services.

About the role:

As a Specialist Family Violence Advisor you will provide expertise and support for Forensicare staff to identify and respond to clients either experiencing or perpetrating family violence. You will encourage and support joint practice and collaboration across the three sectors of mental health, AOD and family violence to provide practice leadership and an enhanced response to family violence.

Qualification, skills and experience:

  • A degree in social work or nursing
  • Extensive practical management and leadership experience (minimum two years) in the health sector
  • Significant experience working in family violence with a good knowledge of the mental health sector, preferably with supervisory experience


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions
  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: gym and pool access, Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

How to apply:

For more information about the role contact Lisa Wright, Chief Social Worker on (03) 9495 9162

For a position description and to apply visit www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/current-vacancies

Closing date for applications: 11.45pm Wednesday 20 February 2018.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

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