- Melbourne > Fitzroy North
- Job posted on: 9th May 2022
- Applications close:
This position is open to Afghan and Dari / Pashto / Hazaragi speaking females only. The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights falls within the Special Measures contained in section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR) is an organisation of Muslim women working to advance the rights and status of Muslim women in Australia. We are a non-religious organisation reflecting the sectarian, cultural and linguistic diversity within the Muslim community.
We work for the rights of women by:
We aim to inspire positive action by others and aspire to continuously enhance the quality, impact, and effectiveness of our work.
The AMWCHR community portfolio works with individuals, groups, and service providers in the following areas:
The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights is looking for a Family Violence Outreach Worker who is conversant in Dari, Pashto and / or Hazaragi and is widely connected to various Afghan communities. The incumbent candidate for this role will be involved in engaging and providing casework support to Afghan women including intake, risk assessment and initial, brief interventions and referral to specialised services. The Family Violence Outreach worker will be located at a satellite office in the Dandenong area.
Within the Family Violence Outreach worker role, the focus will be on prevention through the provision of information, advice, support for social connection and specialist referrals. Throughout this, the worker will address issues pertinent to the diverse community such as the intersection of religion and culture and how these aspects can be mobilised to control and abuse women and their children.
The nature of the Specialist Family Violence support is to work alongside Afghan women as they navigate the settlement and Family violence mainstream service system. This includes risk assessments, safety planning, case planning, engaging with police and court processes, advocacy work to support client access to housing, financial and material aid, mental health, and health services, working for positive outcomes with child protection and addressing client wellbeing.
The work is delivered within program settings, over the phone, online and through active outreach.
This role requires high-level knowledge of human rights and issues relevant to Afghan Muslim women, particularly within the contexts of family violence, early and forced marriage, religious divorce, migration, and trauma. The ability to successfully manage a range of complexities and competing demands are essential to this role.
AMWCHR offers regular supervision, reflective practice, and a collaborative workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
AMWCHR is considered an essential service providing welfare services to vulnerable and disadvantaged women and therefore we currently provide remote and face-to-face services in accordance with measures of vaccination, social distancing rules, cleaning and hygiene. Staff are expected to have the capacity to work from home and office in accordance with government regulation and AMWCHR policy.
The recruiting panel will need to feel confident that the successful candidate will understand AMWCHR values, integrate these values into their work and demonstrate behaviours that reflect these values.
Mandatory Key Selection Criteria (applicants must respond to this KSC):
A position description is attached.