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Domestic & Family Violence Specialists - Toowoomba

Domestic Violence Action Centre
  • Are you looking for a role in an established, values driven organisation?
  • Multiple Roles available: Toowoomba Location
  • Full Time or Part Time DFV Specialist - Fixed Term ending 30 June 2022
  • Casual DFV Specialist

If you:

  • Are passionate about reducing the prevalence and impact of gender based violence
  • A savvy case manager experienced in providing quality DFV case management services

… we’d love to hear from you.

About DVAC

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) works with individuals and communities to eliminate, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, and sexual violence.

Key Responsibilities

  • To practice with a strong understanding of issues relating to domestic, family or sexual violence
  • Provide phone or face to face comprehensive and ongoing risk assessments, safety planning, crisis support, advocacy, information, referrals to additional services and supporting clients to navigate the service systems
  • Provide trauma-informed domestic and family violence services which best meet the needs of clients
  • Undertake and/or participate in case coordination and case management of clients
  • It will be important for the DFV Specialist to be able to work autonomously, ethically and with limited direction at times
  • To assesses women’s eligibility for Safety Upgrades brokerage as a function of the overall assessment

Skills and experience

  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field
  • Strong experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support, system advocacy and case management
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • A working knowledge of or the ability to acquire understanding of the Domestic & Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and knowledge of court and legislative proceedings as they relate to the Act
  • Current driver’s licence and Blue Card and

All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for working with women in a rapidly changing, intensive, crisis driven environment;
  • Ability to remain calm and make professional assessments under pressure;
  • Ability to advocate while maintaining positive relationships with both stakeholders and colleagues
  • Ability to be organised, prioritise and manage time effectively in the face of multiple demands
  • Willingness to engage in honest, transparent, reflective and accountable practice
  • Ability to connect daily crisis work with larger organisational goals and community outcomes
  • Values which match the values and the feminist ethos of the organisation

To learn more and review all role responsibilities, please review the Position Descriptions attached also located on our website www.dvac.org.au under Current Vacancies.

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