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Disability Inclusion Advocate

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

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DVCS is a non-government, not-for-profit specialist domestic and family violence service that seeks to reduce violence and abuse in relationships. We provide crisis and long-term support services to help break the domestic and family violence cycle. We are here to support people, both during and after crisis situations as well as support programs for those who use violence, with the aim of bringing about change.

DVCS has been providing services to the Canberra community since 1988, with the initial focus primarily being on crisis intervention. We have grown and evolved over 30 years into a holistic provider of domestic and family violence support services. Our services include a 24/7 telephone crisis counselling service, access to emergency accommodation, help with legal and court matters, support programs and training and education.

Our vision is a world free from violence and abuse.


  • Delivery and operationalisation a work plan based on the role and purpose of the role.
  • Provide central and consistent communications for the organisation in partnering with external agencies
  • Support increased access to DVCS for people with disability and the related care/support sectors
  • Raise awareness and opportunities for people to feel confident in disclosing their access and support needs in engaging with DVCS and the related DFV sector
  • Delivery of dynamic, evidence based and engaging initiatives to increase collaboration between the DFV and Disability sectors
  • Seeking of and development of opportunities which promote the sustainability of initiatives outlined in the workplan
  • Improve crisis service staff capability and confidence in responding to and supporting people with disability experience domestic and family violence or sexual assault.
  • Provide input into the strategic direction of the organisation specifically relating to the disability community
  • Seek out and establish strategic partnerships for the organisation.
  • Record relevant data and maintain accurate client records
  • Prepare reports, contribute to tender documentation and submissions as required


The Disability Inclusion Advocate will require the following skills, experience and capabilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to liaise with a wide variety of people
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and use initiative
  • Able to prioritise competing tasks and ensure deadlines are met and expectations managed when issues arise
  • Demonstrated experience in development of strategic relationships across the disability sector.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in leading accessible communications and engagements for people with disability
  • Demonstrated experience and success in cultivating stakeholder relationships across government, non-government, and the general public
  • The ability to work in a diverse team of people across a range of programs with a focus on developing and maintaining a growth mindset regarding personal development and service provision.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business and people we exist to serve
  • A demonstrated commitment to the values of equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Lived experience is welcomed


Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the SCHCADS Award level 5.1 to level 6.3. Salary commensurate with qualifications, demonstrated skills and experience.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Men are also encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions or queries about this position please contact Louise Cutting on 02 6280 6999 or via email at [email protected] using the subject line: Disability Inclusion Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential chat.

A position description is attached.

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