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Hub Practitioners (Child & Family Violence) (The Orange Door)

A unique opportunity to be part of a world-first service model – multiple opportunities now exist for Hub Practitioners to join the Orange Door Program.

As a Hub Practitioner, you will provide an entry point for men, women and children who require family violence services, primarily focusing on risk assessment and risk management. There will in addition be some intake and assessment and casework required. Reporting to the Team Leader of the Orange Door, you will work with a diverse team of professionals to achieve program goals and client outcomes while maintaining records and actively participating in, and contributing to program service planning.

  • Rewarding opportunities for graduate social workers, or those wanting to expand their career in a community or social service setting!
  • Multiple opportunities are available!
  • Above award salary of $84,989 – $88,848 PLUS super and salary packaging options!
  • 11 well-being days (pro-rata) and learning and development opportunities

Your core duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Responding promptly to referrals using the Orange Door framework and tools to complete intakes, screening and to triage cases that present;
  • Providing immediate assessment and planning responses to respond to any immediate crisis and/or short-term issues while awaiting allocation to core services if required;
  • Providing appropriate referrals to the South West Family Services Alliance for, and specialist Family Violence and Perpetrator services; and
  • Where required, work with families on a short-term basis while they await allocation. This may include outreach home visits and telephone counselling, support and monitoring of needs.

What you will bring to the team:

To be considered you must hold a Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma in Community Welfare or an equivalent recognised qualification. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Family and Domestic Violence or Child Protection will also benefit your success. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated skills and experience in child and family risk assessment, coupled with experience in client intakes, referral processes, counselling, casework and consultation. You’ll need to be adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced role. With strong communication skills, you’ll demonstrate the ability to liaise with a diverse range of clients, and be empathetic and respectful of all individuals and their circumstances. This is a highly rewarding opportunity to directly impact the lives of vulnerable children and those impacted by family and domestic violence.

About the Orange Door 

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria. This was to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the service they need to be safe and supported. The Orange Door Initiative was implemented across Victoria as the intake point for Family Violence and Child Wellbeing issues. The safety of victim-survivors is the Orange Door’s first priority. The hub will also help to maintain a focus on perpetrators, so the risk they pose can be assessed and they are held to account for their behaviour.

Brophy works closely with the Orange Door to build the capacity of vulnerable families and individuals to enable them to self-manage and be the best they can be through referrals to many of our program areas.

To read more about the Orange Door program please click here.

For further information on ORANGE DOOR positions please contact Jenny Hand, Manager Brophy Programs (Orange Door) on 5561 8888 or via

Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Warrnambool

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