Family Violence Applicant Practitioner, Frankston Magistrates' Court, Magistrates' Court of Victoria


• Provides non-legal information and support to people who have experienced family violence.

• Enhance the safety of women and children who attend at court

• Exciting opportunity to work with a family violence team in Victorian Court Services
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Frankston - Bayside Peninsula
Reference: VG/MC0654A
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: until 5 January 2023
Attachments: MC0654 - PD.pdf (PDF, 189KB)


MC0654 - Candidate Application Form .docx (Word, 53KB)


Contact: Michelle Perry on 0409 623 834
or Michelle.A.Perry@courts.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year.  The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner forms part of a team within the family violence jurisdiction of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, comprising of the Family Violence Registrar and the Family Violence Respondent Practitioner. The role of this team is to enhance the safety of women and children who attend at Court experiencing family violence, and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their actions. 

About you

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner will provide non-legal information and support at the court premises to persons who have experienced family violence, assess their immediate safety risks, develop safety plans, and refer to appropriate agencies within the community for ongoing support, counselling and longer-term safety planning.

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner will also work with registrars, police prosecutors, lawyers and court support services at the court premises, will liaise with community based support services, and may 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

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. 

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.

Employees of CSV are required to comply with any applicable directions of the Chief Health Officer, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria. In relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19, it is a condition of any offer of employment that candidates agree to comply with any applicable direction or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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.


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