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Amplifying Voices Program Leader

YWCA Australia
  • Be part of a national feminist organisation
  • Inclusive and supportive culture
  • Attractive salary packaging options - up to $15,900 tax free

An exciting new lived experience program promoting the voice of young women experiencing family domestic violence / homelessness / housing risk.

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIA

We are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy. Over the years we’ve made significant progress for gender equality as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old. We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS 2026), has recently been launched with a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

YWCA Australia is currently seeking a dedicated Program Leader to join our Amplifying Voices Team. This role is offered on a part time (45.6 hours per fortnight) basis on a maximum term contract ending on 30/06/2025 and is based in our Winnellie office. There is flexibility to negotiate the days to be worked and this can also be a hybrid work from home/work from office position.

As the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are central to this project, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Program Leader will establish, coordinate and implement a new lived experience domestic and family violence prevention program called Amplifying Voices. Amplifying Voices aims to engage young women and gender diverse people to exercise their lived expertise of domestic, family and sexual violence, including homelessness and housing risk, in leading advocacy and influencing systems reforms through primary prevention activities.

The program is funded for three years and will provide three program iterations over each year.

ABOUT YOU

The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Degree level qualifications in social and community services or similar.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, experience working with, and ability to ensure the safety of victim survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.
  • Knowledge of intersect between domestic and family violence and homelessness and housing risk.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of establishing and delivering a lived experience leadership project, program or service, and/or client participation activity including co-design.
  • Highly developed understanding of primary prevention theory and
  • Experience and confidence in strategic advocacy and lobbying for systems
  • The ability to work within a practice framework that is trauma informed, intersectional feminist, inclusive of all genders and embraces co-design.
  • Ability to build strong and strategic working relationships based on trust and collaboration with a diverse range of people and stakeholders.
  • Strong supporter of Women’s Rights and striving for equality through influencing, advocating and pushing boundaries.

You will be required to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements, which includes:

  • Completion of a national criminal history check
  • A valid relevant state-based working with children permit
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, which includes Government recommended boosters

Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.

Application enquiries can be directed to Rachael Uebergang on (08) 8936 0500.

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