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Specialist Family Violence Advocates

Eastern Domestic Violence Service
  • Ongoing Specialist Family Violence Advocate roles in Case Management
  • Multiple positions available
  • Full-time and Part time (4 days/30.4 hours per week)
  • Generous salary packaging available
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment

about us

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national.

EDVOS predominantly works with women and children as it is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are largely directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.

EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.

About the Opportunity

As an EDVOS Specialist Family Advocate you will work collaboratively and holistically with adult victim survivors their children, pets and animals and young people to provide: risk assessment and safety planning; emotional support; needs assessment and case planning; systems navigation; advocacy; psychoeducation and referrals while ensuring accurate and timely case noting and data entry into the client management system.

EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. This position would require availability to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation.

Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5+ super.

Essential to your success

  • Hold a qualification or relevant experience in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners and, where required, a willingness to work towards the minimum qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and skills in, family violence risk assessment, client centred case management, safety planning, and client advocacy
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and practice frameworks relating to family violence practice, including but not limited to the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS), Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS),and the family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle stages in a family violence context, including the use of power and control, social, historical, political, legal, cultural and organisational/systems impacts on victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence
  • Ability to implement relevant theories and frameworks related to family violence into practice including but not limited to intersectional theory, feminist theory, trauma informed and strengths based theory
  • Solid understanding and respect for child safety standards and principles

Please review the Position Description for a full list of accountabilities and criteria.

What We Offer

  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Flexible working hours and generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid parental leave for eligible staff
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including yoga classes and stretch classes as well as walk at work program- being revamped for 2022!
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

how to apply

To submit your application click Apply Now.

A position description is attached.

For further information regarding this position please contact Gina Kennard, Program Manager Case Management Relationship Lead, 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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