Specialist Family Violence Practitioner

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.


  •   Part Time, Fixed term contract, 0.6FTE
  •   $86,820 – $90,533 pro rata per annum (negotiable depending on skills and experience) plus superannuation
  •   Sandringham and Frankston with some travel to other sites
  •   Some evening work required

Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life has recently been awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people.  We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

The position

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner is a part time position based between our Sandringham and Frankston sites, providing client-centred, trauma informed services to men, women and children who have perpetrated or experienced family violence.

The position provides counselling and support to families experiencing relationship difficulties who have or are currently experiencing family violence, and accountability and behaviour change services for perpetrators via individual and group work, for both voluntary and court mandated clients.

A day in the life of this position includes: attending and participating in reflective practice groups, co-facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) groups, providing individual support to men, women and children, and conducting intake and assessments.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner who enjoys providing holistic family violence support services to join the Family Life team. Do you enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and making a genuine impact on the community and your clients? If this sounds like you, we would love to receive your application!

How to Apply

For a full position description please click here.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal. Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Diana, Team Leader – Family Safety on (03) 8599 5433.

Family Life values diversity and welcome applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening processes, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life or Taskforce.

Applications close: 5pm Thursday 20 August

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