- Job posted on: 5th Feb 2019
- Applications close:
The Hawkesbury Area Women’s and Kids Service Collective (HAWKS); “The Women’s Cottage” is a small feminist, not-for-profit, community-based support and resource centre, run by women, for women (and their children) who live, work or study in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area and its immediate surrounds. It provides support, information, resources and referral to women and children in the Hawkesbury area. The Women’s Cottage has served the Hawkesbury for over 36 years.
Services include confidential crisis support and advocacy, case management, referral, court preparation and interest groups. Counselling is available to women who have experienced an abusive relationship, domestic violence, those who were sexually abused as a child and those dealing with difficult life issues.
The Women’s Cottage is often the first line of contact for women and kids experiencing domestic violence. The Women’s Cottage is funded under NSW Department of FACS under Community Builders and Early Intervention and Prevention Program (transitioning to Targeted Early Intervention Program TEI). Funding is also received from the Federal Department of Social Services to provide a regional National Redress Support Project which covers Parramatta to Lithgow.
The Women’s Cottage operates on collective principles and is managed by a Management Collective. A Collective is a non-hierarchical structure which encourages all members to contribute a variety of skills to the task of management, which are shared and rotated. Decisions are made by consensus and with each Collective members’ opinions being of equal value. Applicants encouraged to visit our website to learn more: www.womenscottage.org.au.
Some of the great benefits provided to employees:
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