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Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
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Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Family Violence Practitioner - Melbourne South East

  • Make a difference using your family violence expertise in this important role.
  • Full-time, permanent position.
  • Located in Melbourne South East

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified, motivated, experienced professional Family Violence Practitioner to join RAV, working with the Family Violence team, across Melbourne South and East centres including the new Dandenong Multidisciplinary Centre.




  • Salary

    $72,317 - $81,957k, plus superannuation and tax-free benefits
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please send your confidential written application using the online application form below and include a covering letter, resume/CV and response to the Skills, Experience and Qualifications listed in the job advertisement. Applications close 5pm

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family services.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 14 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Melbourne South and East, with day-to-day line management supervision from the Co-ordinator Family Violence (South/East), you will work across the full breadth of RAV’s family violence services. This is a multifaceted position that will require you to:

  • Complete assessments for the suitability of clients seeking to enter our Family Violence (FV) programs.
  • Deliver specific family violence group programs to men who have used violent and controlling behaviours towards family members.
  • Assess the safety of family members of the men participating in the Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) and provide them with access to support, information, program input and referral options.
  • Hosting of Partner and other support group evenings of participants in an MBCP and RAV FV programs.
  • Make professional judgements, offering feedback, support and challenge to ensure continuous improvement.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, or a related Social Science discipline.
  • Experience in the provision of high quality assessments of individuals and families, where family violence is an identified risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to be able to analyse and undertake complex casework with women and children from diverse backgrounds who have experienced family violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to flexibly manage competing priorities and stressful situations, monitoring own stress levels and practising and promoting self-care strategies.
  • Knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 and the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) and safety planning is highly desirable.
  • Completion of ‘No To Violence’ Graduate Certificate in Male behaviour Change Group Facilitation, Swinburne University, would be highly regarded.

This role will be based at an RAV centre in the South/East including working from the new Dandenong Multidisciplinary Centre and will require travel to other RAV centres in the South/East region.  RAV centres may be open, depending on client demand and operational requirements, 1-2 nights per week or a Saturday morning.  Depending upon the role and location, you may be required to work an evening each week or other working hours will be negotiated which may be outside of standard business hours, on a regular basis.

RAV requires all employees to undertake a satisfactory National and/or International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check prior to employment. 

What we offer

You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience. RAV is an Employer of Choice in the community sector.  RAV is a recognised public benevolent institution (PBI) and as such can offer to employee’s additional salary packaging and tax benefits.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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    Attention: If you have a specific query about this position, please contact Bonnie Shea, Co-ordinator Family Violence South East, ph. 0418 401 658.