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Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker - Aboriginal Focus - Queanbeyan

Molonglo Support Services
  • SCHCADS Level 5, PBI Salary Packaging available

Molonglo Support Services are seeking a Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker (Aboriginal Focus) for the Monaro Hume Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (MHWDVCAS).

Do you have a passion and experience for helping women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence? Do you identify as an Aboriginal woman?  A role in our friendly team as the Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Specialist Worker (Aboriginal Focus) might be just what you are looking for. 

About the organisaTion

The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service is a support service for women and their children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence. Our service assists women to obtain effective legal protection through applications for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) from NSW local courts.

MHWDVCAS is a frontline service that works collaboratively with NSW Police and other Community Service Partners to provide support to women and children.

Molonglo Support Services is the service provider for MHWDVCAS and manages Louisa Domestic Violence Service, Your Place Housing Support Service & Monaro Hume Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.  More information is available here.

About the role

The DFV Specialist Worker (Aboriginal Focus) is a 35 hours per week position in MHWDVCAS with training provided. It exercises a high degree of autonomy and provides high-level advice regarding how to ensure the WDVCAS is relevant, accessible and responsive to Aboriginal women and their children.

Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

If this sounds like a role for you, please apply.

Selection criteria – essential, knowledge and skills 

  • Qualifications in social welfare or related field or a minimum 3 years experience in a community services field. 
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check and NSW Police Check.
  • Current drivers’ licence and your own vehicle with comprehensive insurance.

Knowledge

  • Understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities and consequences, particularly as they affect Aboriginal women and children, and sensitivity to their needs;
  • Ability to work with local Aboriginal communities and the broader community to promote awareness of domestic and family violence and WDVCAS services; 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), networking and advocacy skills;
  • Ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate, trauma-informed support; and
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the Position Description/Selection Criteria, please contact Julie on 0414 946 544 or email julieh@molonglo.net.au using the subject line: Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker - Aboriginal Focus - Queanbeyan enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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