About Elizabeth Morgan House:
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services seeks to promote social justice and equity for Aboriginal people experiencing family violence. We are a proudly Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and are a peak body for providing family violence support to Aboriginal families.
Elizabeth Morgan House provides a range of holistic family violence support to Aboriginal communities from crisis support to longer-term recovery programs.
Examples of these include:
- High Security Refuge
- Specialist Family Violence Outreach Case Management
- Family Violence Counselling
- Court Support
- Specialised Children’s Support
About the role:
Findings from the Royal Commission into Family Violence highlight the lack of family violence support for those who identify as LGBTIQA+. It is acknowledged Aboriginal LGBTIQA+ people face additional barriers to accessing support services as they face overlapping forms of discrimination including racism, homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and/or transphobia.
In response to this, 6 Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations that provide family violence support in Victoria have been provided with funding to undergo Rainbow Tick Accreditation. The Rainbow Tick is a national accreditation program that assesses organisational commitment to LGBTI-inclusive service delivery against 6 standards.
The ACCO Statewide Rainbow Advisor will work with the 6 funded Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations over 24 months. They will work with the organisations to support their efforts towards accreditation, and build relationships between them while developing and sharing practice and guidance resources. This position will be based at Elizabeth Morgan House (one of the funded organisations) at our head office in Northcote and will involve travel and some overnight stays.
It is important to note that while, historically, Elizabeth Morgan House has exercised its exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to hire female-identifying applicants only, this position is offered to people of any gender.
Sistagirls, Brotherboys and/or those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, Intersex, queer or asexual are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, to build trust with stakeholders and to develop strong, effective partnerships
- Excellent communication skills including: The ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of Aboriginal and LGBTIQA+ organisations, community members and other relevant bodies
- Excellent written skills, including resource development
- Facilitation and presentation skills
- Ability to support agency capacity building and organisational change and work effectively to improve organisational practice and collaboration and distil best practice
- Excellent project management and leadership skills including project development, implementation, resource management, evaluation and the ability to lead others
- A demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal LGBTIQA+ peoples and the systemic barriers to accessing support
- A demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Experience working with or within Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
- Experience working with people from LGBTIQA+ communities
- Experience working within the family violence sector
- Current Drivers licence and ability for some travel and overnight stays
A position description is attached.