If you’ve worked in Family Violence before, you’ll be aware that one in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, and that on average, one Australian woman is killed each week by a current of former partner. That’s 52 women a year! Family Violence is a major cause of homelessness, financial hardship and poor mental and physical health for women, and more than half of these women have children in their care.
Responding to 11 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2017 will increase the protections for women and children in response to Family Violence.
We are working with a well-known organisation with a focus on providing safety and support for women and children and they are growing their Bayside Peninsula Family Violence Program. This program provides case management, court support, refuges, and Project Alexis response to name a few. With further funding provided for the Family Violence Program, we are looking for a Specialist Family Violence Advisor for their Hastings Office.
This position focuses on recommendations 98 and 99 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, providing expertise to major Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs services. This role is part of a one-year program, encouraging joint practice and collaboration across the sectors to provide enhanced response to family violence. The Advisor will be strengthening networks and collaborations, enhancing referral pathways and quality and consistency of the service response. This role is a full time, limited tenure role however opportunities will be available after that period as the organisation is experiencing rapid growth due to the increased funding.
This organisation has some fantastic benefits for their employees, such as:
· Flexible working hours where possible
· Salary packaging
· Gifted leave during Christmas and Easter
· Study leave and Cultural leave
· The ability to purchase extra annual leave
· Employee Assistance Program
In this role you will be well supported and there are plenty of professional development and training opportunities. This position plays an important role in the organisation’s work towards creating an emotionally and physically safe world for women and girls. Upon joining this organisation, you’ll have your voice heard and you’ll be part of an inclusive team where you will truly be valued personally and professionally.
If you have experience in the Family Violence sector and are looking for an organisation where you will be making a huge difference, apply now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting job title Specialist Family Violence Advisor. Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please contact Samantha on 03 9682 7044. Please send your resume as a word document.