Multidisciplinary Family Violence Practitioner

  • Part time position (22.5 hours per week)
  • Dandenong
  • Salary range $96,962 to $101,250 per annum (SCHADS Level 6) (pro-rata)
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading (pro-rata)
  • Inclusive and Diverse team environment
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Wayss encourages creativity and innovative thinking

Working for wayss
Our people matter. Without them, we would be unable to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people facing homelessness and family violence. This is our motivation in creating Wayss as a great place to work.

wayss is the largest provider of family violence, homelessness, housing and services in the South East Melbourne area.  We exist so people can live a life free from family violence and have access to safe, sustainable, and affordable housing. 

We deliver funded services and programs across the Southern Melbourne Area including the local government areas of Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Casey and Cardinia.

wayss Family Violence programs deliver a range of services in response to women and children experiencing or escaping family violence. They include:

• Family Violence Refuge
• Rapid Response, including after-hours support
• Case Management
• Personal Safety Initiative
• Family Violence Housing Pathways
• Therapeutic children’s work
• Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS), based at Family Court
• Family Violence/Child Protection Partnership
• The Orange Door, Southern Melbourne area

This position sits within the Family Violence Recovery Program  and provides in person and telephone response to women, accompanying young people and children who are experiencing family violence crisis. As part of the new Crisis Response Model implemented by Family Safety Victoria (2022), the Multidisciplinary Family Violence Practitioner will focus on whole of family responses using evidence based frameworks and human centred actions.
About you
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Social Work or related discipline.
  • Compliant with Family Violence Minimum Qualifications Rec. 209.
  • A minimum of twelve months prior experience in a family violence focused role.
  • Previous experience performing a family violence intake function within a multidisciplinary environment will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the impacts on families.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other services and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously under limited direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to improving service delivery and practice.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SHIP or related CRM.
This role requires a current Driver’s Licence and valid ‘Employment’ category - Working with Children Check clearance. The candidate will need to have successfully completed wayss pre-employment screening, including a police and identity check.

Candidates please note:
Family Violence Minimum Mandatory Qualifications under Recommendation 209 
As per the minimum mandatory qualification’s requirements via, all candidates wishing to apply for this role must be able to demonstrate that they meet one of the following requirements:  
  1. are considered EXEMPT under the policy; 
  2. hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification; 
  3. have a minimum 5 years relevant professional experience; 
  4. have a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements; 
  5. hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathways. 
Please note that candidates wishing to enter the specialist family violence workforce via a related qualification or 5 years related professional experience pathway, or the significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience pathways will be required to work towards an equivalent qualification within specified timeframes (as per the mandatory minimum qualifications policy). If you believe these pathways may apply to you and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Wayss People Enablement team to discuss this further.  

Applications close 9am, 28 September 2023.
Please ensure you include a covering letter, outlining your experience in relation to the "About You" section in the Position Description.   Enquiries about the position can be directed to  Giselle Bailey, Senior Manager, Practice, Partnerships and The Orange Door 0413870796.

The Position Description can be obtained by visiting

wayss is proud to be an inclusive and child safe organisation. 
wayss is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to being an organisation that embraces a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce and approach to service delivery. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic communities, people of all ages and LGBTIQ people.  wayss is a proud Rainbow Tick accredited organisation that welcomes everyone across the LGBTIQ community.