Children's Family Violence Practitioner

Job Title: Children's Family Violence Practitioner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$93859 - AU$100000 per annum + super + salary packaging
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH323659_1720162875
Contact Name: Leigh Rogers
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 05, 2024

Job Description

Specialist Children's Family Violence Practitioner - Darwin

$97,000 - $100,000 + super + salary packaging


  • Fulltime permanent contract
  • Generous remuneration
  • Flexibility to work casual out of hours shifts
  • Be part of a program that aims to reduce the risk of violence against women and children

Why work with Client Organisation:

Our client organisation are committed to social justice, working for the rights of women, children and families to be safe from violence. The organisation provides high quality, person centered case management and therapeutic supports to children while residing in safe accomodation.

About the Role:

You will be responsible for the coordination of a high quality, integrated assessment and response program for children and young people accessing Family Violence Services (FVS) in the Northern Territory. This specialist role is designed to to ensure child focussed practice is performed to meet the needs of infants, children and their mothers accessing FVS programs.

Key Duties:

  • Provide therapeutic intervention support for children (including group work)
  • Engage children, through play assessing for development and cognitive milestones to reduce the impact of family violence related trauma (eg. Home visits with case managers to assist with mother's intake/assessment and case planning processes)
  • Engage with mothers and children to conduct child specific risk assessment and risk management
  • Provide secondary consults and authoritative direction to staff regarding children with particular focus on risk and trauma
  • Provide information and resources to families that is relevant, accurate, up to date and easy to understand.
  • Assist case managers in developing child centred case plans and family case plans and referrals
  • Provide ongoing education and training to staff that is child focussed, including strategies to rebuild the mother child bond.

Skills and Experience:

  • Degree qualification in social work, welfare (social sciences), community development or related field
  • Is eligible to be a member with a relevant accredited peak body (AASW, APS, ACA etc)
  • Experience in service delivery with children and families who have experienced trauma
  • Experience with women and children who have experienced family violence.
  • Strong history of working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and with a complex range of support needs.

How to apply:

  • Click 'Apply Now' and upload your CV via the appropriate link.
  • For any queries regarding the position or application process, please email or contact (03) 9081 0562 and ask to speak to someone in the Family Services Team


We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.