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Vacancies

Primary Care Connect is an innovative and supportive Community Health Service and provide services in City of Greater Shepparton, Moira Shire, Strathbogie Shire, Mitchell Shire and Murrindindi Shire. Primary Care Connect offers outstanding career and work opportunities in:

  • Professional Development
  • Opportunities to shape the way we deliver services
  • EFT flexibility and
  • Employee benefits such as salary packaging and employee wellbeing program

Join our Primary Care Connect team and enjoy contributing to the health of our communities today.

Personal Safety Initiative Coordinator

PART TIME (37.5 hours p/f)

FIXED TERM JUNE 2020

The Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) is a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) initiative that aims to assist victim-survivors of family violence (FV) to safely remain in their homes. The PSI is a joint Commonwealth and State funded program that aligns with the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children and recommendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into FV. It forms a key part of the Victorian Government’s response to and focus on FV. Through PSI victim-survivors will have access to the following:
• Intensive case management by FV service providers including risk assessment, safety planning, advocacy and support
• A Personal Safety Device (‘the alarm’). Each device is fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) locator that plots the user’s movements using a central monitoring centre. When activated, the device will raise an alert that is received at the monitoring centre, while also activating one way audio monitoring.
• Safety audits by security specialists with installation of personal or home safety technologies.
• 24/7 ongoing monitoring and support by security specialists for personalised alarms, including response to activations in co-ordination with Victoria Police.
There are 17 Personal Safety Coordinators who will be based in DHHS regions and will focus on ensuring the use of Personal Safety technology are part of broader supports for women and children’s safety and wellbeing. This Program will be supported by a State-wide Coordinator role at Domestic Violence Victoria to ensure a consistent, evidence-based expansion of the program.
The Personal Safety Initiative Coordinator does not provide diagnosis or specialised psychological treatments, immediate or after hours’ crisis response, long term counselling or case management. Clients will be referred onto these specialist services as required.

Applications close 20th November 2019.

Family Violence Support Worker

FULL TIME (75 hours p/f)

FIXED TERM DECEMBER 2020

This position works within the Family Violence Team with the aim to provide services to those who have experienced or are affected by family violence or are at risk of being unsafe in the family environment.

The target group includes those for whom family violence contributes to circumstances that threaten, or adversely affect the adequacy, safety, security and affordability of housing and maintenance of the family environment. This target group also includes those who are no longer in abusive relationships, those who are currently in an abusive relationship and those who have not previously accessed police or crisis services for family violence related matters.

The Support Worker will provide education, information, short term supportive counselling, advocacy and referrals within the required local, state and national guidelines and frameworks. The service areas for this position include Greater Shepparton and Moira.

Applications close 19th November 2019.

 

Indigenous Family Violence Support Worker

PART TIME (67.5 hours p/f)

FIXED TERM DECEMBER 2020

This position works within the Family Violence Team with the aim to provided services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who have experienced or are affected by Family Violence and are at risk of being unsafe in the family environment, in a culturally safe and sensitive manner. The Indigenous Family Violence Support Worker provides education, information, short term support, advocacy and referrals. The service also aims to raise community awareness regarding family violence and its effects within the community.

The target group of this program includes those for whom family violence contributes to circumstances that threaten or adversely affect the adequacy, safety, security and affordability of housing and maintenance of the family environment. This also includes those who are no longer in abusive relationships, those who are currently in an abusive relationship and those who have not previously accessed police or crisis services for family violence related matters.

The Indigenous Family Violence Support Worker does not provide diagnosis or specialised psychological treatments, immediate or after hours crisis response, long term counselling or case management. Clients will be referred onto these specialist services as required.

Applications close 22nd November 2019.