Family Violence Applicant Practitioner (LGBTI), Neighbourhood Justice Centre

- Operations focus - Fixed term to June 2019 - VPS Grade 4 - Collingwood location The role of the Family Violence Respondent Practitioner, LGBTI is integral to the Court’s response to recommendations made by the RCFV. The Family Violence Respondent Practitioner LGBTI holds specialist knowledge of both family violence and the needs and issues faced by LGBTI partners and their families.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/MC0331
Closing Date: 09-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: until 30/06/2019
Attachments: MC0331- Position Description (1).doc (Word, 174KB)


MC0331- Candidate Application Form (1).doc (Word, 102KB)


Contact: Courtney Lucanto
(03) 9032 0913

Position Details

This position forms part of a team based at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) undertaking outreach to a number of MCV sites. The Team will pilot and refine the new responsive support services for LGBTI families moving through the court system, including establishing appropriate referral pathways to behaviour change programs and support comprised of a Team Leader, LGBTI; an Applicant Practitioner, LGBTI; and Respondent Practitioner, LGBTI, which will be based at a metropolitan MCV site/s.

This Court based team will work collaboratively with the Perpetrator Interventions Project (PIP) team, managed by the Senior Project Manager, PIP, to design, develop and pilot an innovative service and support model for LGBTI partners and their families, who are engaged in the Family Violence Court system. The role of this team is to enhance the safety of relationship partners and children who attend at Court because they are experiencing family violence and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their actions. They will provide non-legal information, support and referral for people who are respondents to an application for an intervention order or involved in criminal proceedings arising from or including allegations of family violence. They will conduct assessments and make appropriate referrals to a range of support services and into behaviour change programs.

The Family Violence Respondent Practitioner, LGBTI, will work with the Family Violence Applicant Practitioner, Family Violence Registrar, other court registrars, police prosecutors, lawyers and court support services at the court premises, and will liaise with community-based support services. They may be required to provide information to magistrates in a courtroom, particularly as the Respondent Practitioner, LGBTI, is supporting MCV to trial services for the LGBTI population, whose needs have been previously unmet. 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.

The Team will also be professionally supervised and supported by the existing Family Violence Programs and Initiatives Unit (FVPIU) and linked to the collegiate support of other MCV Team Leaders of Court based practitioners.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Applications close: Sunday 9 September 2018

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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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