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Domestic Violence Specialist Workers x2

DV West
  • Penrith
  • 2 x Permanent Positions - 35 hours per week and 28 hours per week
  • Flexible hours between 7am - 8pm
  • To be female is a genuine requirement for these positions under (Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women encouraged to apply


Our services are provided by women, for women and children. We operate within a feminist framework and acknowledge that domestic violence is predominately gender-based. Our practice is evidence based and informed by 40 years of working with women’s lived experiences. We are an inclusive organisation for all woman-identifying people.

DV West is committed to empowering women and children by focusing on their strengths and exploring their hopes for the future. We prioritise the safety needs of women and children affected by domestic and family violence, and we advocate for creating non-violent communities.

For more information about our work and values please visit our website.


We are seeking two Domestic Violence Specialist workers for our Domestic Violence Response Enhancement (DVRE) Service to provide specialist domestic violence support to single women and women with children who have been placed in Temporary Accommodation (TA) by Link2Home, Domestic Violence Line and Police.

These workers will provide case management to women to assist them to address their homelessness issues in an effort to prevent them from entering or re-entering the homelessness system. The role aims to address immediate needs related to a woman’s domestic violence issues and explore alternative accommodation options and assist them with securing safe affordable housing.

The successful applicant will be willing to undertake further training in using a domestic & family violence informed, trauma-informed and strength-based approach in their work.

We are hoping to schedule interviews for Wednesday 27 September 2023 with the successful applicants to start on Tuesday 3 October 2023. Please note if this timeframe doesn’t suit eligible applicants alternate arrangements will be negotiated.


  • Understanding the drivers and gendered nature of violence against women
  • Proven experience/ ability to provide case management providing direct support, assistance and advocacy for women and children
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other services, and government agencies
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Flexibility to work between 7am to 8pm
  • Availability to participate on an on-call roster
  • Current NSW drivers’ licence
  • Ability to work with Aboriginal and CALD women and children in a culturally sensitive manner


  • Current first aid certificate


Based on a 35 hour per week, pay range for Level 4 Pay point 1 $82,045 to Pay point 4 $88,270 plus 11% superannuation and Salary Sacrifice offered.


Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, Working with Children Check, completed Australian Criminal History Check and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in line with the DV West COVID Business Continuity Plan, or valid medical exemption, to comply with DV West’s Work Health and Safety requirements.


  • Please address individually each of the Essential and Desirable Criteria set out above
  • Provide your most recent CV
  • Provide the contact details of 2 referees

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a “Working with Children” and a “Criminal Record” check prior to commencement of employment (costs are covered by DV West).

Enquiries: Danae Amies: 0421 903 818 or [email protected] using the subject line: Domestic Violence Specialist Workers x2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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