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Manager - Nepean Blue Mountains Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Penrith Women's Health Centre


PWHC is looking to fill an upcoming vacancy in our Manager – Nepean Blue Mountains Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service role.

The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program aims to:

  • Provide a best practice, specialist, trauma-informed model of service delivery across NSW for women affected by domestic and family violence;
  • Provide consistent, effective and timely threat assessment, safety planning, case coordination, referrals and other support to women and their children referred through the Central Referral Point and other referral sources;
  • Ensure an integrated response to women assessed as ‘at serious threat’ of injury or death due to domestic and family violence by working collaboratively with government and non-government partners through Safety Action Meetings;
  • Provide women experiencing domestic and family violence with information, advocacy, referrals and support throughout the court process, particularly in regard to Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs); and
  • Provide evidence-based contributions to policy and legal reform in relation to domestic and family violence.

The mission of the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP) is to contribute to a society where women and children live free from violence. The program recognises the disproportionate impact of domestic and family violence on women. The paramount consideration in Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service is the safety and dignity of women and children, who are disproportionately impacted by domestic and family violence.

This role is becoming available following the retirement of a long-term manager. An experienced team of employees is already in place awaiting your leadership, including:

  • Domestic Family Violence Specialists;
  • Domestic Family Violence Specialist – Aboriginal Focus;
  • Domestic Family Violence Specialist – Multicultural Focus;
  • Safety Action Meeting Coordinators.

The successful applicant will be an important member of newly formed Penrith Women’s Health Centre Leadership Team.

The role is funded to 30 June 2024, with an expectation that the position will continue subject to ongoing funding.

The successful applicant will ideally work full time 38 hrs per week, or part time (0.89 FTE; 9 x 7.5 hr days per fortnight) by negotiation.

PWHC provides all team members with fully funded monthly professional supervision with an independent external supervisor of your choice (in paid work time), free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Program, as well as an annual subscription to the Calm App, plus up to $1,500 per year for professional development.

If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to be part of the PWHC Leadership Team, working closely with the new CEO to build a positive workplace culture and make PWHC a great place to work, please apply now.

To apply for this role, click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

Please note that, due to the time of the year and imminent retirement of the incumbent manager, applications will be assessed as they are received, with the selection process running concurrently with this advertisement. Final appointment may be made prior to the closing date as listed, so please apply ASAP. We are aiming to appoint quickly and looking to have the successful applicant commence no later than 17 January 2022.


If you wish to know more about the role please contact Kath Skinner (Chief Executive Officer) via email ceo@pwhc.org.au using the subject line: Manager - Nepean Blue Mountains Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you wish to know more about the recruitment and selection process, please contact Dayle Schirripa via email staffingandsafetysolutions@gmail.com.

A position description is attached.

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