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Community Engagement Specialist - CALD Domestic Violence Services

Women's Safety Services SA

Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) is a leading provider of support services for women and children experiencing domestic & family violence. Our organisation shares a vision for a society where women and their children live safely and thrive in communities free from all forms of violence. Our staff have passion, courage, and resilience that nurture and support life-changing outcomes for clients.


The Migrant Women's Support Program (MWSP) provides specialist domestic and family violence services and support to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and their children.

The Community Engagement Specialist will engage and consult with CALD communities to build DFV knowledge and support pathways to ensure quality outcomes are achieved for CALD women and their children. With direct contact with individuals, families and key stakeholders in communities and contribute to the development of services responses that build family and community resilience specific to domestic and family violence within a CALD context.

This is a part time position, working 30 hours per week, initially offered on a fixed term basis until June 2026 based at the WSSSA Head Office in Mile End.


The successful applicant must have knowledge and experience working with migrant and refugee communities in relation to domestic & family violence. To succeed in this exciting and demanding role you will also need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services, International Relations or related, and/or experience commensurate with the position
  • Proven experience working in community development and engagement, particularly with CALD communities and community leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to co-design and deliver culturally appropriate programs and workshops.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of immigration, culture, racism, war and intergenerational trauma on CALD people who have experienced DFV;
  • Understanding of risk assessment and safety management relating to people experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Familiarity with the legal, immigration and social welfare systems and services available to domestic family violence victims.
  • A current drivers licence, and be eligible for, or hold a DHS Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance.


We are proud to offer the following benefits to our valued staff:

  • Level 5 SCHADS Award - Annual salary $93,859 FTE / $75,087 pro rata
  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements: Including • 5 Wellbeing days • On-Call leave • 6 weeks paid parental leave • Paid Domestic & Family Violence Leave • First Nations Ceremonial, and Cultural leave
  • Salary Packaging Options: up to $15,900 tax free and other incentives available
  • Commitment to work life balance: flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Career Development Opportunities: promotion opportunities, on the job and in-house training.
  • Women’s led organisation: client-centred, strengths based, diverse, trauma-informed, supportive and responsive
  • Specialist Trauma-informed Employee Assistance Program

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A full position description can be found HERE

Applications must include your resume and a cover letter, addressing the person specification within the position description.

WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.

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