Family Violence Principal Practitioner, Family Violence Policy and Practice Unit, Magistrates' Court of Victoria


• Fixed term, full time VPS Grade 6.1 role based in Melbourne CBD

• Lead the family violence practitioner team in strengthening practice development

• Flexible working arrangements
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC2431C
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: until 6 March 2024
Attachments: MC2431 - Candidate Application Form .docx (Word, 53KB)


MC2431 - PD.pdf (PDF, 206KB)


Contact: Tess La Fontaine on 0438 537 454
or Tess.LaFontaine@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 primary purpose of the Family Violence Principal Practitioner role is to provide leadership and overall management of the Family Violence Practitioner workforce working across a number of court locations. The Family Violence Principal Practitioner will inform and develop the implementation of continuous improvement strategies for the MCV response to family violence, whilst also providing support and leadership to Family Violence Practice Managers.

About you

You will have:

  • Extensive leadership experience in the family violence sector, including significant experiencing in supervising and leading teams for successful achievement of program gaols and tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and high-level communication skills that support the capacity to lead and develop staff.
  • Expert knowledge of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework and Information Sharing Schemes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the specialist family violence sector and other community resources and services.
  • Relevant qualifications and experience in social work, psychology or related area.

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 Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, 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 applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order 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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