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Specialist Family Violence Advocate - Older Persons

Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). We provide an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. We operate within a human rights framework and our focus is on supporting the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators.

About the Opportunity

This position will be responsible for specifically providing risk assessment and safety planning to older women experiencing family violence. This position will provide support to older women in their designated geographical area (Inner East or Outer East) but will from time to time be required to provide support to work with older women across both the Inner and Outer East regions.

Essential to your success

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities older people experience in relation to family violence
  • An understanding of relevant theories and practice frameworks that relate to Family Violence, including knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the many facets of family violence including the gendered nature of family violence and use of power and control
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in, intake and assessment, case planning in relation to family violence, service provision, safety planning, managing a caseload and client advocacy
  • Capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, older women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients
  • A current Drivers Licence is required

For a full description of the duties and selection criteria, please download and copy of the position description.

What We Offer

  • Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Excellent Professional Development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS all staff training
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including weekly yoga classes, running group, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to EAP
  • Internal committees (e.g. Innovation & Development and Quality and Safety) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

Salary for this position will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.

Please download a copy of the position description for the role available on our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/.

How to apply

For further information regarding the role please contact Seema, Team Leader Case Management Inner East, on (03) 9259 4200.

Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria should be forwarded to humanresources@edvos.org.au using the subject line: ADS2320 Specialist Family Violence Advocate Older Persons application via EthicalJobs

Please apply by close of business Tuesday February 25th 2020.

Appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks. EDVOS employ women only to most of our positions as per the findings of EEO exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. EDVOS values diversity in our workforce, actively promoting equal employment opportunities for all women. We encourage applications from women of diverse communities. EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation.

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