Family Violence Respondent Practitioner, Heidelberg Magistrates' Court

The Court Services Victoria Act 2014 established Court Services Victoria (CSV) as a statutory public sector body, comprising of all Victorian courts, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Judicial College of Victoria.

This role is available with the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. The Magistrates Court is an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community. Operating at 53 locations across the state, the court has a broad and diverse jurisdiction offering a range of career options, both legal and non-legal, and an attractive employee benefits program for all staff.

CSV embraces diversity amongst our staff and we welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/MC0042
Closing Date: 02-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: until 27/3/2018
Attachments: MC0042 - Application Form.doc (Word, 135KB)

MC0042 Position Description.doc (Word, 104KB)

Contact: Coni Forcey
(03) 9032 0877

Position Details

The Family Violence Respondent Practitioner at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court operates within the Family Violence Court Division (FVCD) and the Family Violence Court Intervention Program (FVCIP). This role is required to conduct eligibility assessments for respondents to assist the court in relation to mandated counselling orders. The Respondent Practitioner enables the Court to better deal with family violence related proceedings, create counseling orders, identify risks and make plans to heighten safety for victims.

The Family Violence Respondent Practitioner is pivotal to the operation of the FVCD. The Family Violence Respondent Practitioner will work with the Family Violence Applicant Practitioner, the Family Violence Registrar, other court registrars, police prosecutors, lawyers and court support services at the court premises, will liaise with community based support services, conduct eligibility assessments and be required to provide information to magistrates in a courtroom. They will establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and support services so effective referrals are made to ensure the safety of family violence applicants.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Coni Forcey on (03) 9032 0877.

Applications close Sunday 2 April 2017


Magistrates' Court of Victoria’s vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

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