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Women's Advocate - Safety, Accountability and Responsibility Through Integration Program

Women's Safety Services SA

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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 Safety, Accountability and Responsibility Through Integration (SARTI) program is partnership between Department for Correctional Services (DCS) and Women’s Safety Services SA. The Women’s Advocate provides telephone based services to women and their children whose partners (or former partners) are attending a Domestic and Family Violence Intervention program, either through custodial or community corrections arrangements. In addition, Women’s advocates provide domestic and family violence psychoeducational groups to women in Adelaide Women’s Prison and deliver various professional training programs to DCS staff.

An opportunity to join the program as a Women's Advocate, on a full time basis has arisen. The position is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2025, with further extension subject to funding.


To be considered for this position you will have significant knowledge and experience in the provision of services to women and children affected by domestic and family violence.

  • A Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services or similar, and/ or experience commensurate with the position.
  • High-level engagement skills with demonstrated ability to engage with clients in an assertive outreach capacity;
  • Understanding of risk assessments and safety management planning;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, high empathy, and able to support clients of diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team and/or multi-agency team;
  • Strong initiative with ability to plan and manage complex caseloads;
  • Experience in managing electronic client records, and strong attention to detail;
  • 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:

  • SCHADS Award Level 5: Annual salary $93,859 FTE
  • 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-centered, strengths based, diverse, trauma-informed, supportive and responsive
  • Specialist Trauma-informed Employee Assistance Program

How to Apply

A full position description can be found HERE.

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.

Applications should 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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