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Project and Communications Coordinator - Regional Family Violence Partnership

Eastern Domestic Violence Service

  • Ongoing Contract
  • 4 - 5 days per week negotiable
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

The Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP) is the Family Violence Regional Integration Committee for Inner and Outer Eastern Department of Health and Human Services areas. We bring together the agencies and sectors that respond to family violence – the major players in the current family violence reform agenda of Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change. The RFVP maintains a strong focus on the local system; to understand what is needed at a system level to make a positive difference to the experiences of service users entering and exiting the system at any point; and to inform decision-makers of local system perspectives and thereby influence the direction of centrally-driven reform initiatives.

The goal of the RFVP is to build a system to support women and children's safety and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their behaviour. RFVP brings together representation from a range of sectors across the region including family violence specialist services, men’s services, primary prevention and representatives from sectors such as homelessness, integrated family services, Victoria Police, justice and legal services, Aboriginal services, and the disability sector.

The RFVP is auspiced by Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) who are also a RFVP member organisation. EDVOS is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region providing an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. As auspice, EDVOS has the responsibility for RFVP funding and financial performance, internal business processes, and supervision and support of the Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator is required to comply with the conditions of employment of EDVOS as the auspice agency and this includes all of the EDVOS organisational accountabilities.

About the Opportunity

The Project and Communications Coordinator will support the Principal Strategic Advisor in the delivery of the RFVP Strategic Plan and operational action plans, while ensuring the involvement of the RFVP in the fast-paced reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) implementation outcomes and opportunities. This is an exciting role that requires curiosity, innovation and advocacy, with opportunities for influencing and shaping the role.

Essential to your success will be:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, public policy, community services or other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in project management.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Victorian family violence reform agenda; state government policy and initiatives; and the broader sectors whose work intersects with family violence.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with excellent report writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship and partnership building skills.
  • Demonstrated competency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Excel; and experience with WordPress, Mail Chimp and Survey Monkey is desired/ enthusiasm to learn.
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload whilst maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to take initiative and to work independently as well as the ability to work collaboratively and make valued contributions as a member of a team.

Additional Requirements:

  • A current Driver’s License is essential for this position
  • Current Working With Children check
  • Travel within the Eastern Metropolitan Region will be required with occasional travel to other regions
  • After hours work may be required on occasion

Women from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, women with lived experience of family violence, women with disabilities, and women with experience of the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

What We Offer

  • Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent Professional Development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS all- staff training
  • Regular supervision and management support, including access to EAP
  • Internal committees (e.g. Innovation & Development and Quality and Safety) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm.

Salary for this position will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + legislated super.

Please download a copy of the position description for this position down below or available on our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/

For further information regarding this position, please contact Christine Robinson, Principal Strategic Advisor on (03) 9259 4200.

EDVOS predominantly employs women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, as per the findings of Equal Opportunity exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. This is due to the specialist nature of the work and the services that EDVOS provides to women and children who are responding to family violence in the community.

EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ,women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI.

EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children (including the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children with a disability and children who identify as LGBTI)

All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.

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