• Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010
  • Full Time Fixed Term (12 months) Possibility of Extension
  • $35.02 per hour plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Access to Salary Packaging

Role of The Orange Door

The Orange Door will deliver a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men. The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • a more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators
  • a strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • connection and coordination of access to support
  • an approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response
  • a system-wide view of service capacity, client experience and outcomes.

The Orange Door will support the agency of women, children and families, to ensure that the services they receive meet their needs and their goals.

The Orange Door Team

The Orange Door will bring together different workforces and practices to create an integrated The Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each The Orange Door area to create a new way of support for:

  • women, children, young people and families experiencing family violence
  • perpetrators of family violence
  • families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of children.

This will be achieved by drawing on the expertise of CSOs and bringing together workers from organisations that currently:

  • receive police referrals for women who are victims of family violence
  • receive police referrals for perpetrators of family violence (known as ‘Enhanced Intake Services’)
  • receive child wellbeing referrals
  • provide the Child FIRST service
  • deliver other relevant services as appropriate, such as those delivered by Aboriginal services.

The Orange Door Team will include a mix of staff employed by FSV and staff employed by CSOs, Aboriginal services and DHHS. 

The Aboriginal Hub Practitioner will be part of two teams – The Orange Door Team and the BDAC Family Safety team.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person
  • Strong analytical, organisational and coordinating skills. Effectiveness in developing tasks and managing resources to achieve targets within set timeframes.
  • Ability to solve problems based on operational knowledge and experience and follow a continuous improvement process in line with policy, procedure and therapeutic approaches and frameworks.
  • Excellent Communication skills, to consult and liaise effectively with a broad range of people, Aboriginal and non Aboriginal, at all levels, to achieve broad project objectives and goals.
  • Experience in family violence risk assessment and safety planning for women and children consistent with the MARAM framework
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, advocating for culturally safe practice, preferably in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families experiencing Family Violence.
  • An ability to manage working as a BDAC staff member but to also work as a leader in the Orange Door
  • Remains motivated and productive, using initiative when working autonomously
  • A recognised Social Work Degree or Community Services qualification, and/or extensive relevant work experience

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria

Aboriginal applicants strongly encouraged to apply

For more information about the position, please refer to the Position Description or contact the Human Resource Team on 03 5442 4947.