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Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Worker - Aboriginal Focused - Port Macquarie

Mid Coast Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Inc
  • Full time, based in Port Macquarie to work across the Mid North Coast (Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca)

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification. An Aboriginal person is defined under section 4 (1) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) as a person who:

(a) is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, and

(b) identifies as an Aboriginal person, and

(c) is accepted by the Aboriginal community as an Aboriginal person.

The Mid Coast WDVCAS host the Taree & Port Macquarie Local Coordination Points. We receive automatic referrals from police for women who are experiencing domestic and family violence. The service also coordinates the fortnightly Safety Action Meetings in both areas. Members of these meetings include the Safety Action Meeting Coordinator and high level government and non government representatives who contribute to develop safety actions plans for victims at serious threat.

The Domestic & Family Violence Specialist staff are required to make contact with female victims of domestic violence, assess her safety, conduct risk assessments, offer warm referrals and provide court advocacy.

We are seeking women with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and advocacy skills. You will have a commitment to empowering women and children affected by domestic and family violence and have demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis.

Being a woman is a genuine qualification for this position under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

Salary and Benefits:

The role is remunerated at Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disabilities Services Industry Award 2010. The specific level of remuneration is dependent on the workers experience.

Superannuation and annual leave loading is paid and salary packaging is available.

You will also need a current driver’s license and a well maintained and insured motor vehicle for this position. Reimbursements are paid for travel in the course of your work.

A position description is attached.

Supporting Materials

How to apply

You must obtain an information pack containing the Job Description and Essential Criteria to apply (please nominate the Job Description/s you require) by emailing recruitment@midcoast.org.au.

Read the relevant position description and selection criteria. Your application MUST include:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • An additional document fully addressing the Essential criteria

The covering letter should state:

  • The position you are applying for
  • Your current contact details; and
  • Contact details for 2 professional referees (at least one current or previous line manager)

Your resume should include:

  • Your employment history including dates and a brief statement of duties for previous roles; and
  • Your education history

Your additional document should clearly explain:

  • How your skills and expertise meet each listed essential criteria
  • Applications that do not address ALL of the essential criteria will not be considered

Please email your completed application to recruitment@midcoast.org.au, using the subject line: Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Worker - Aboriginal Focused - Port Macquarie application via EthicalJobs.

Applications Close COB Friday 29 May 2020.

For further information please contact The Manager on 6551 3356.

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