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Specialist Family Violence Assessment & Response Practitioners

Eastern Domestic Violence Service
  • Multiple Positions available
  • Rolling recruitment — applications will be reviewed as received
  • Various start dates (December - March)
  • Ongoing positions (Part time/ Full time options at 4-5 days p/w)
  • Excellent Professional Development Opportunities
  • Access to generous salary packaging
  • Located at Outer East Orange Door (Croydon) or Inner East Metropolitan Orange Door (Box Hill)


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 is predominantly funded to work with women and children. 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 mostly 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 this Opportunity

As an EDVOS team member the Assessment and Response practitioner will provide screening, triage, risk and needs assessment, planning and crisis support to all incoming referrals for victim-survivors. Located at the Inner East Metropolitan Orange Door (Box Hill) or Outer East Metropolitan Orange Door (Croydon). This position will work in close partnership with practitioners from other agencies and within an Integrated Practice Framework within the Orange Door, to increase the safety of women and children experiencing family violence through direct service provision.


The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • A more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • Help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • Advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • Specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators
  • A strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • Connection and coordination of access to support
  • An approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response

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
  • 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
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds 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*
  • Has knowledge, experience and skills in; intake, family violence risk assessment and safety planning, case planning and referrals, and client advocacy
  • Has a good knowledge of and commitment to Feminist theory, principles and practice
  • Is able to participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Has the capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, young women, CALD clients and women who identify as LGBTI clients both over the phone and face-to-face.
  • Has a solid understanding and respect for child safety standards and principles

*Please review the attached Position Description below for a full list of position accountabilities and key selection criteria.

For more information on the mandatory minimum qualifications please visit our website.

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

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.

For further information regarding this position please contact Lucy Taylor, Acting Team Leader Assessment and Response on (03) 9259 4200.

to apply

Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the PD), should be submitted by clicking the Apply Now button.

Due to the specialist nature of the work and services EDVOS provides 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.

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

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

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