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Orientation to family violence practice

Orientation to family violence practice

Orientation to family violence practice

A checklist to support orientation to family violence practice for students and new workers

The following checklist has been designed to assist specialist Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 organisations to plan and implement orientation activities relevant to family violence practice. The checklist focuses on:

  • General orientation of students/new workers
  • Foundational family violence practice orientation for all students and new workers located in Tier 1, 2 and Tier 3 organisations
  • Specialist family violence practice orientation for students and new workers – this section of the checklist is for Tier 1 organisations only.

The checklist is designed to complement organisations’ existing orientation/induction programs.

Download the checklist

Using the Checklist

The checklist can contains a series of questions that require a yes, no or not relevant (NR) response. It can be completed on screen using the Word document, or printed and completed by hand.

  1. The checklist should be introduced to the student/new worker at the beginning of their work with the organisation/service and the orientation should be completed by the student/new worker within four weeks of commencement of their work, where students and new workers are full-time. Supervisors may choose to adjust the timeframe for completing the checklist where students and new workers are engaged part-time.
  2. On completion of the checklist the student/new worker should share their responses to the checklist questions with their supervisor, in the context of formal supervision sessions.
  3. In the event that the student/new worker answers NO to any of the questions posed in the checklist, these areas should be addressed by the supervisor, in conjunction with the student/new worker.
  4. Once all of the items contained in the checklist have been addressed, it is recommended that the supervisor and student/new worker then indicate that the orientation process has been successfully completed via sign off of the checklist.

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