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Education and Engagement Coordinator

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

About the Role

The Education and Engagement Coordinator develops and delivers best practice training, legal education, and community and sector development programs that build capacity of professionals and communities to respond appropriately to women experiencing relationship breakdown or violence.

This is a full time or part time (minimum 3 days) position, fixed term for 12 months – with a possibility of extension.

About our Education and Engagement team

Our Education and Engagement team comprises of Education and Engagement Coordinators, Lawyers and Administrators.

The Education and Engagement team approaches education through:

  • Primary Prevention – working with legal and justice stakeholders to undertake sector wide work on primary prevention of violence against women
  • Early Intervention – through peer and community education to strengthen women’s ability to make her own informed decisions
  • Tertiary Response – through professional training programs. Collaborating with other specialist family violence training providers

About You

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work collaboratively to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Key to your success is your:

  • Ability to plan, design, develop and implement best practice education and training programs, including the development of learning resources
  • Strong project management skills, including setting priorities, planning and organising work
  • Strategic and systemic thinking and the ability to foster these skills in others
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and ability to network with a range of stakeholders
  • Understanding of and ability to apply feminist frameworks

Qualifications and Experience

The following qualifications and experience is required for the position:

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline, and
  • Experience in training development and facilitation in social justice field
  • Experience in project management/coordination and stakeholder liaison

Desirable

  • Experience in delivery of educational programs that respond to and/or prevent violence against women
  • Experience in delivery of education programs that explain legal matters, the law and/or legal system
  • Experience in designing and developing e-learning training
  • A degree in Law

About Us

WLSV is a highly respected not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with, and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence. We use our experience to inform our policy, law reform and education work.

WLSV provides legal services within a multi-disciplinary and trauma-informed practice in family law, family violence and child protection.

Our model incorporates social work and financial counselling to provide wrap-around support to the most vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Our culture

We are passionate, collaborative and solution-focused. We are committed to our mission to build a gender equitable country. We work alongside women experiencing disadvantage, to promote their rights to live free from violence, and make informed choices about their relationships.

We work in a way that is woman-focussed, engaging and supporting the whole person and appreciating the complexity of her situation.
It is through a feminist lens that we deliver high quality services to our clients and support each other as colleagues.

Benefits

We offer our staff:

  • An incredibly supportive team work environment, working alongside other highly talented professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development and mental health
  • A true flexible working environment
  • Christmas and New Year shut-down leave
  • A visible collaborative culture of support, respect, fun and laughs!
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

TO APPLY

Please click on the position description below to read over full position details, and click the Apply Now button to submit your application along with a covering letter and resume.

In your covering letter, please let us know:

  • How you've developed and implemented a training program
  • Tell us about a time you worked as part of a team to complete a job? What was your role, and how did you go about completing the job?
  • How have you shown commitment to social justice in your work or outside of your work activities?

More information is available by emailing Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au, using the subject line: Education and Engagement Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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