- Melbourne • Ringwood
- Job posted on: 12th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
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.
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.
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.
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.