The Centre for Non-Violence (CNV) is a leading and innovative specialist Family Violence organisation based in the Loddon area, with a vision of gender and social equality for all. CNV is an inclusive child safe organisation, committed to achieving diversity in our service response and workforce.

Working with CNV you will have access to a range of great benefits, including:

  • Attractive salary packaging, can earn up to $15,860 tax free
  • Above award wages and generous EBA conditions
  • Excellent work/life balance, with a commitment to providing a flexible, supportive and diverse work environment
  • Supportive and friendly organisational culture
  • On-going training and development opportunities

The Integrated Practice Workers work within multi-disciplinary teams providing high quality, safe and effective responses to women and children seeking support and safety, whilst keeping the perpetrator in view.  Integrated Practice Workers will work on a placement basis within the CNV Offices and The Orange Door Network. 

We currently have fixed term, and ongoing Integrated Practice Worker opportunities within our Bendigo office and the Orange Door office. Working with either women and children, or to provide a service response to men who have concerns about the impact of their behaviour on their family members and are seeking support to help change their behaviour and stop using violence in their relationships. These opportunities can be on either a part or full time basis with 0.8 – 1 FTE (30.4 – 38 hours) negotiable for the right person. Please indicate in your application if you have any preferences in regards to service provision or hours.

To be considered for these positions you will have;

  • A qualification or relevant experience, in line with the mandatory minimum qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners. A Social Work degree is highly desirable.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of family violence including impacts on children and young people and young homeless women’s issues in accordance with service philosophies.
  • Experience in providing case work to individuals and/or families experiencing complex needs and risk issues including a sound knowledge of referral pathways.
  • The ability to work with limited supervision and exercise judgement and initiative in a fast paced and changing environment where practices and processes may not be clearly defined.

If you have recently graduated from a Bachelor or Master of Social Work, you may also be eligible to undertake this role as part of the the Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program, which looks to provide a meaningful, challenging and rewarding opportunity for new and recent graduates.

The Program will support graduates as they transition into the family violence sector through:

  • Monthly half-day Communities of Practice sessions, focusing on contemporary family violence issues and practice
  • Additional support including training and professional development opportunities and health, safety and wellbeing supports
  • A reduced caseload to allow time to attend training, professional development, supervision, and mentoring.
  • Provision of funding to contribute towards relocation costs.

Application Process

For consideration, applicants will need to provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Covering letter
  • Addressed Key Selection Criteria (contained within the position description, available on our website
  • Completed Minimum Qualifications Pathways and Equivalency Self-Assessment form (available on our website

For more information visit our website or phone People and Culture on (03) 5430 3000.

Employment with CNV is subject to a satisfactory WWC clearance and criminal record history check prior to commencement of employment.

Applications close 9am, Monday 18 October 2021

 CNV is an equal opportunity employer.