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Access and Inclusion Advisor

Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Be part of a committed team working to end family violence
  • 12 months fixed term
  • Generous entitlements and salary packaging available 


In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) are merging to become a new entity.

This merger brings the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors together with the state’s only specialist family violence Registered Training Organisation; combining our strength, capacity and resources for greater impact.

Our work is underpinned by intersectional feminism – as set out in the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors – informed by an understanding of the gendered nature of violence and with the interests of all victim survivors at the heart of everything we do.

We apply a specialist lens across primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery to:

  1. Develop practice and support workforces
  2. Strengthen and connect organisations, sectors and systems
  3. Build momentum for social change
  4. Build a strong peak organisation

We are in the process of re-branding the merged organisation to ensure a truly collaborative and equal new peak body. DV Vic and DVRCV is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer people. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.


The Access and Inclusion Advisor is a new position designed to drive the development and implementation of a broad program of work supporting access and inclusion within DV Vic/DVRCV and amongst the peak’s member services.

This will include:

  • Identifying, establishing, strengthening and maintaining partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders with a view to support accessible and inclusive family violence service delivery across Victoria.
  • Ensuring practice guidance and training for the specialist family violence sector is inclusive, this includes coordinating DV Vic/DVRCV’s testing of Family Safety Victoria’s Intersectionality Capability Building tools and resources.
  • Working collaboratively with Rainbow Health Victoria to support the LGBTIQ Family Violence Capability Building Initiative.
  • Designing a strategy that will underpin the organisation’s internal approach to cultural safety, access and inclusion.
  • Working collaboratively across the organisation to further develop and embed an intersectional feminist framework across all of DV Vic/DVRCV’s work, in line with the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors.
  • Scoping and establishment of cross-organisational approaches to engagement, collaboration and implementation of access and inclusion activity.

This role is part of the Strategic Projects and Engagement Team, within the Policy, Communications and Engagement Unit.

For more information about the key responsibilities of the role, download the position description.



  • A qualification (or commensurate experience) in social work, community development, gender studies, project management or another relevant field will be highly regarded
  • Experience in or knowledge of working with victim survivors of family violence, working with specialist family violence services and/or working within the family violence system
  • Experience successfully developing strategic goals into actionable projects, strategies and implementation plans focused on organisational and/or cultural change, including managing multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • Experience managing productive collaborative relationships and engaging multiple and diverse stakeholders (both internal and external)
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills, including influencing and negotiation skills, ability to listen and adapt to audience needs, and ability to lead and facilitate groups
  • A sophisticated understanding, and/or lived experience, of the ways that gender inequality intersects with other forms of inequality and oppression, such as colonialism, ableism, white supremacy, racism, homophobia, transphobia and classism to limit people’s access to services, support, and safety


  • Experience working in the area of diversity, intersectionality, cultural safety, accessibility and/or inclusion within a community service context
  • Strong written communication skills, including producing comprehensive and concise reports and fit-for-purpose communication tools tailored to different audiences and formats
  • Understanding of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM) framework and experience supporting the autonomy and empowerment of victim survivors while managing family violence risk
  • Experience working within a peak body or other membership-based representative structure

If you have a question about this position or would like a confidential discussion, contact Louise Simms on louisesimms@dvvic.org.au, using the subject line: Access and Inclusion Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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