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Child Advocate

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence


The Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence (PGCNV) is committed to achieving its mission of communities free from violence. We do this by working across the continuum of service provision in the northern corridor of the Perth metropolitan area.

We work in a culturally sensitive and non-discriminatory way. Our reputation is driven by our ability to provide high quality, sustainable services to clients accessing our programs and services. In addition to the provision of accommodation and property services, the service ensures timely and effective provision of advocacy, referral information and support to women and their children seeking relief from the impact of domestic violence.


VISION - Empowerment for women and equal worth for all persons

MISSION - Build and empower families and communities to live free from gender-based violence with a focus on early intervention and prevention.

VALUES - Equality, Ethical and Empowered.

We value our staff and provide a number of options to ensure their wellbeing at work. These include Wellness Days and both personal and professional development, including in-house coaching.


There are 2 positions available. Full-time and part-time considered for the right candidate (s). Hours may include after-hours/weekend work to be discussed at interview.

  • Contract until 30th June 2022, with view to extension, subject to funding.

The Child Advocate will provide a specialist focus within PGCNV’s Integrated Teams on the wellbeing and development of children, young people and their families impacted by Family and Domestic Violence, and provide high quality, safe and effective responses to women and children seeking support and safety.


Our employees are offered a range of benefits including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ombudswoman
  • Peer Support group
  • A Wellness Day each year in the month of your birthday
  • Salary sacrificing up to $15,900 each FBT year


  • Relevant qualifications in social work, psychology, community services and/or a related human services field.
  • At least two years’ experience in a family violence, or related role.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of family violence including impacts on children and young people.
  • Experience in delivering services to vulnerable children, families and diverse communities.
  • Qualifications and/or experience in delivering therapeutic group programs to children and parents would be highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated understanding of early childhood development
  • Extensive experience in providing case work to individuals and/or families experiencing complex needs and risk issues including a sound knowledge of referral pathways.
  • Extensive knowledge of family violence risk assessment and management frameworks.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and cooperatively within a team, with the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to, Aboriginal cultural safety.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the varying needs of people who have a disability or come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQ communities and other groups that may experience intersectional oppressions.
  • High‐level communication skills (both oral and written) with the capacity to prepare reports, case notes and correspondence in a clear and concise language and the ability to assimilate information from varied sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a wide cross section of the community including survivors and perpetrators of family violence.
  • Demonstrated information technology skills with the ability to accurately maintain electronic client files, ability to use a range of modern technology equipment, and adapt to new software and multiple platforms.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner with a wide range of clients and service providers, including working cooperatively in a multi‐disciplinary team to enhance teamwork, support client’s needs and their best interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and coordinate projects of moderate complexity that align with PGCNV’s strategic vision.


  • National Police Clearance – no older than 3 months
  • Current WA Driver’s license
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Proof of right to work in Australia (Passport, Birth Certificate, Visa)
  • Current First Aid certificate (including CPR)

To obtain further information on the role, please contact Nicole Waddington at nicole.waddington@pgcnv.org.au, using the subject line: Child Advocate enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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