Position overview
  • Deliver the Family Visits Program in Victorian women’s prisons and support families who are vulnerable or at risk.
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre lead, 0.4 FTE (2 days per week) until 30 June 2023.
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging and leave loading in a values driven organisation.

The opportunity

The Family Visits Program aims to promote family connectedness, build and strengthen women’s engagement skills, and cultivate positive pro-social relationships through digital video sessions. Bring your well-developed interpersonal skills and passion to support families impacted by the justice system.

This position will commence working remotely from home and from VACRO’s friendly, Melbourne CBD office. However, it is envisaged over coming months this will change to include some prison-based work mainly at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre but also at Tarrengower Prison. Occasional evening work is required. This role involves implementation of a new program so flexibility to adapt to changes for successful program roll out is essential.


Key selection criteria
  • Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, human services or other relevant field.
  • Experience working with complex clients particularly those who have been in contact with the criminal justice system and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability working with vulnerable families with a focus on family strengthening and reunification.
  • Knowledge of Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Scheme.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within complex stakeholder environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
  • Excellent computer literacy, including an ability to provide technical support.

How to apply

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In your application, please address the key selection criteria in this advertisement and include a current Resume. Direct any enquiries or forward your application to [email protected] by 9.00am on Monday 19 April.