Domestic and Family Violence Worker (Male) – Stopping Family Violence – Cairns

Organisation: Relationships Australia QLD

Location: Cairns

About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.

RAQ is dedicated to promoting work-life balance, and provides flexible working hours, a supportive team environment, paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts and salary packaging arrangements.

About the Role

We are currently seeking applications for the permanent full time role (37.5 hours per week) of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Worker within the Stopping Family Violence program, located at our Cairns venue.

Due to professional practice standards set out by the Qld Government relating to working with men who perpetrate domestic and family violence, being a male practitioner is a necessary requirement of the role.

The purpose of this role is to provide group work to male perpetrators of domestic and family violence which promote the safety of the client and their family, as well as providing individual counselling on an as needs basis. It is also the purpose of this role to develop and deliver education programs aimed at increasing community awareness about the effects of domestic and family violence.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

Assessing men for suitability in program participation, and case managing each client to ensure the safety of the client and their family
Facilitating groups, and providing crisis intervention and individual counselling to perpetrators of domestic violence
Providing information and support in relation to protection orders, court processes and the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act
Developing, implementing and evaluating training and education programs within the community
Developing and maintaining appropriate contact with police, solicitors, court staff, other counsellors and community agencies in the region to facilitate a community response to domestic violence
Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that the position holder will be required to work an evening shift which will be between the hours of 9.30am to 8pm up to once a week, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.

About You

The successful applicants

Will possess appropriate undergraduate qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences.
Must have experience working with clients in a group facilitation model and in individual counselling, and
Demonstrated experience working with local networks and agencies using principles of community development.
In addition, they must possess knowledge of current theory and practice relating to domestic and family violence and a capacity to deliver community education programs.
The salary being offered is to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay. Other attractive benefits are available including additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave.


To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area addressing it to Michelle Loughton.

Applications close at 5pm on 20 October 2022

For more information, contact Michelle Loughton on MLoughton@raq.org.au

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