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Domestic & Family Violence Specialist

Are you driven by the desire to create a positive change in the lives of those impacted by domestic violence? Are you equipped with a profound knowledge of trauma-informed care and the ability to offer crucial support and resources? Join our team at the Domestic Violence Actions Centre (DVAC) and contribute to our mission of reducing gender-based violence and fostering a safer community for all.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a DFV Specialist, you will have the chance to apply your extensive knowledge of domestic, family, or sexual violence issues. This includes conducting thorough risk assessments, creating safety plans, offering crisis support, advocating for clients, and providing information and referrals to other services. You will also provide trauma-informed support tailored to each client’s specific needs.

In addition, this role requires you to participate in case coordination and management, utilizing excellent communication skills for negotiation, advocacy, and conflict resolution. You will provide a flexible service, including off-site visits for clients in regional areas, is crucial. This role requires working independently, ethically, and with minimal guidance when necessary. You will also assess women’s eligibility for Safety Upgrades brokerage, conduct home safety audits, and collaborate with various departments and community services.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, safety planning, crisis support, domestic and family violence and sexual violence counselling, system advocacy and case management is preferred
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of or the ability to acquire understanding of the Child Protection Act 1999 Qld
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current Blue Card (working with children check)
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Ability to work within the philosophy, objectives and policies of the organisation including: Working within a feminist framework, Working as a member of the staff team & Utilising consultative and collaborative processes
HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES 

D&FV Specialist – Position Description

 

Graduate Domestic and Family Violence Support Worker

The Domestic Violence Actions Centre (DVAC) is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Graduate Domestic and Family Violence Worker in our Ipswich office. If you are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence and possess a deep understanding of trauma-informed care, we invite you to join us at DVAC. Together, we can work towards reducing gender-based violence and creating a safer community for everyone.

ABOUT THE ROLE

In this position, it is essential to adopt a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. Your main responsibilities will involve conducting assessments to determine the risk and needs of individuals affected by domestic violence. You will also provide crisis support, assist in creating safety plans, offer information and referrals, and provide advocacy support. Moreover, you may have the opportunity to collaborate with various stakeholders and assist with administrative tasks related to service delivery and data collection. This role requires a compassionate and empathetic approach to ensure the well-being and safety of those seeking assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession (or near completion) of relevant tertiary qualifications in the psychology, social work or human services field
  • Current driver’s licence, Blue Card and evidence of Covid Vaccination (or medical exemption)
  • National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Knowledge An understanding of gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support, DFV counselling, system advocacy and case management;
  • 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 (Desirable)
  • Well-developed experience and skills in counselling and therapeutic support
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of trauma informed services to clients.
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of culturally, gender and age-appropriate services to clients.
  • Ability to work within the philosophy, objectives and policies of the organisation including: Working within a feminist framework, Working as a member of the staff team & Utilising consultative and collaborative processes
HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES 

PD DFV Graduate

 

Sexual Violence Counsellor

Are you interested in making a positive impact in your community? Do you have a strong passion for delivering outstanding service? Are you enthusiastic about working together with others to address gender-based violence?

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Sexual Violence Counsellor to join our Response, Recovery, and Healing Team. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the creation of a safer environment for individuals in need.

ABOUT THE ROLE

In this position, your main responsibilities will include providing specialized counselling to individuals and families who have been affected by domestic and/or sexual violence. This will involve offering trauma-informed support and guidance to both adults and children who have experienced or are currently experiencing these types of abuse. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to facilitate group therapy sessions for those who have been impacted by domestic violence and sexual violence.

Another important aspect of this role is case coordination and management, where you will be involved in ensuring that clients receive the necessary support and resources. You will also be responsible for reporting any risk management issues that may arise, prioritizing the safety and well-being of the clients. Furthermore, you may be required to provide services in schools, specifically focusing on assisting women, children, and young people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Collaboration with other service providers and maintaining effective communication with colleagues within the organization will also be essential. Finally, you will be responsible for minor financial tasks and administrative duties related to the program, ensuring that all activities are carried out within the allocated budget.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the psychology, social work, or counselling field
  • Well-developed experience and skills in counselling and therapeutic support for individuals who have experience sexual violence
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of trauma informed services to clients
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of culturally, gender and age-appropriate services to clients
  • Knowledge regarding feminist practice and its application in working against both domestic & family violence, and sexual violence
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support and system advocacy
  • Current driver’s licence and Blue Card
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Working knowledge of the Domestic & Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and knowledge of court and legislative proceedings as they relate to the Act
  • If you are the right fit for this role, please submit your application and cover letter via Seek – applications will be assessed as received.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES 

Sexual Violence Counsellor PD

Integrated Service Response Worker

Are you driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals impacted by domestic violence? Come and be a part of our team at the Domestic Violence Actions Centre (DVAC) as an Integrated Service Response Worker (ISRW) and contribute to building a safer community. We are currently looking for a committed individual to join us in a 0.8 FTE (4 Days a week) Maternity Cover role on a fixed-term contract until 07/02/2025.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The primary responsibility of the Integrated Service Response Worker (ISRW) is to establish strong connections and collaborations with various organizations, services, and community partners in order to develop a local plan for preventing domestic, family, and sexual violence in the Ipswich region. The ISRW works closely with DVAC’s CEO to deliver our strategic plan and plays a significant role in linking with key stakeholders and partners in the area.

This role involves coordinating events to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of the integrated response provided by organizations, with a specific focus on addressing the underlying causes of gender-based violence and ensuring that support services in the Greater Ipswich Region are equipped to identify and respond to instances of domestic, family, and sexual violence.

As an ISRW, you will have the opportunity to organize and lead community awareness initiatives, including events for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and the 16 days of Activism each year. You will also play a crucial role in education and training by delivering presentations and training sessions to local service providers and community organizations, raising awareness about the prevention of domestic, family, and sexual violence, as well as the services offered by DVAC.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field
  • Experience working in the domestic, family and sexual violence sector
  • Experience of working in a community-based organisation and a feminist framework
  • Experience delivering training and public speaking
  • Passion for working with the community to raise awareness of the drivers of domestic, family, and sexual violence
  • Ability to speak in public with confidence to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Current driver’s license, Blue Card (WWCC) & COVID Vaccination (or medical exemption)
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES  

 

People and Culture Advisor (Ipswich) 

Join our team at the Domestic Violence Actions Centre (DVAC) and make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence. We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated individual to join us as a People and Culture Advisor. In this position, you will provide essential support to our leaders and staff, while also advocating for employee well-being, reducing psychosocial hazards, upholding feminist principles, promoting gender equality, and ensuring HR compliance within our organization. Be a part of our mission to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a dedicated People & Culture Advisor to join our Business Services team in Ipswich. This full-time role is ideal for an experienced HR Generalist with a wide range of skills in the HR field. You will be part of a tight-knit team that is committed to supporting our staff and driving positive change in alignment with our mission and values.

Your responsibilities will include designing and implementing an annual wellbeing plan, providing expert advice to internal clients, managing employee investigations, tracking performance data, supporting HR projects and initiatives, coordinating the employment process, maintaining our HRIS system, and regularly reviewing and updating company policies and procedures.

If you are a proactive and knowledgeable professional who is passionate about employee wellbeing and HR compliance, we encourage you to apply for this position and make a meaningful impact on our organization’s culture and employee experience.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of a degree in Human Resources.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a HR generalist role with exposure at strategic and operational level.
  • Experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Ability to coach others to build capacity and confidence in managing people.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Ability to manage fluid demands, interruptions and priorities to balance workload and achieve objectives
  • Ability to look beyond compliance orientated HR to develop innovative, effective solutions to meet the organizational needs
  • Current driver’s license, Blue Card (WWCC) & COVID Vaccination (or medical exemption)
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position
HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES  

PD – People Culture Advisor

 

Sexual Violence Counsellor (Toowoomba)

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Sexual Violence Counsellor to join our Toowoomba counselling team. This position is 45 hours per fortnight with the option to have increased hours until end of June 2025.

About the Role 

The successful applicant will be responsible to provide sexual violence counselling and case management support to individuals who are impacted by the Commissioner’s of Inquiry into Forensic DNA (COI) testing. The role will include conducting intake risk assessments, safety planning, case management support to assist individuals on their road to healing and recovery. There maybe opportunity within the role to travel to regional towns within our catchment area where there is a need. Join our team and play a vital role in creating a safer environment for those in need.

Qualifications and Experience 
  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the psychology, social work, or counselling field
  • Well-developed experience and skills in counselling and therapeutic support for individuals who have experience sexual violence
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of trauma informed services to clients
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of culturally, gender and age-appropriate services to clients
  • Knowledge regarding feminist practice and its application in working against both domestic & family violence, and sexual violence
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support and system advocacy
  • Current driver’s licence and Blue Card
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Working knowledge of the Domestic & Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and knowledge of court and legislative proceedings as they relate to the Act

If you are the right fit for this role, please submit your application and cover letter to hr@dvac.org.au  –  applications will be assessed as received.

Sexual Violence Counsellor PD

 

Domestic & Family Violence Specialist (Toowoomba)

The Domestic Violence Actions Centre (DVAC) is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Domestic & Family Violence Specialist (DFVS) to join our Toowoomba Safety team on a part-time basis. This position offers 60 hours per fortnight and is specifically tailored to cover a maternity leave period. The contract will be in effect until January 3rd, 2025, providing a stable and long-term opportunity for the ideal candidate.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a DFV Specialist, your primary responsibility will be to provide crucial support to individuals who are experiencing domestic and family violence. This will involve conducting comprehensive case management through both telephone and face-to-face interactions, offering assistance during court proceedings, conducting assessments to evaluate domestic violence risks, and aiding in the development of safety plans. Furthermore, you will have the chance to travel to various regional towns within our catchment area, allowing you to make a positive impact on a broader community. Join our team and play a vital role in creating a safer environment for those in need.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, safety planning, crisis support, domestic and family violence and sexual violence counselling, system advocacy and case management is preferred
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of or the ability to acquire understanding of the Child Protection Act 1999 Qld
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current Blue Card (working with children check)
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Ability to work within the philosophy, objectives and policies of the organisation including: Working within a feminist framework, Working as a member of the staff team & Utilising consultative and collaborative processes
HOW TO APPLY

If you are passionate about assisting others and meet the required qualifications and experience, we urge you to consider applying for this fulfilling position. Please send your resume/CV and a comprehensive cover letter emphasizing your skills, experience, and suitability for the role to hr@dvac.org.au via email..

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

** PLEASE NO AGENCY ENQUIRIES

D&FV Specialist – Position Description

 

Housing Connector (Toowoomba/Darling Downs)

This role specifically focuses on assisting victim-survivors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic and family violence. As a Housing Connector, you will provide case management services, including assessment, safety planning, and assistance to find safe & affordable housing.

In this role, you can make a significant impact in the lives of individuals and families by providing them with safe and affordable housing options. You will be responsible for conducting mobile outreach services, assessing risks, creating safety plans, offering information and advocacy, and making referrals. Collaborating closely with various agencies, you will ensure that our clients have access to the necessary resources and services to promote housing stability and safety.

Strong administrative and organizational skills, as well as the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, are essential for success in this position. Additionally, your demonstrated cultural awareness and commitment to working with diverse communities will be highly valued.

There 3 permanent full time roles available: 

1 x Dalby

1 x Toowoomba

1x Warwick 

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession (or near completion) of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field
  • 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 (Desirable)
  • Current driver’s licence, Blue Card and evidence of Covid Vaccination (or medical exemption)
  • National Police Check upon successful offer of position.
  • Ability to work within the philosophy, objectives and policies of the organisation including: Working within a feminist framework, Working as a member of the staff team & utilising consultative and collaborative processes.
HOW TO APPLY 

If you are dedicated & passionate about making a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic and family violence, and have the necessary skills and experience, we urge you to apply immediately. Submit your resume/CV and a detailed cover letter that highlights your skills, experience, and suitability for the role.

Applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

Housing Connector Position Description

 

Counselling Team Leader (Toowoomba)

Domestic Violence Action Centre (Toowoomba) is seeking a dynamic and compassionate Team Leader (Counselling & Men’s Behaviour Intervention) to join our Leadership Team. Join us in our vision to reduce the prevalence and impact of gender based violence in our communities. It is expected the successful applicant would be available to start in the role early January 2024.

The Counselling Team Leader leads excellence and service delivery for the Specialist Counsellors and Men’s Behaviour Intervention specialists. In addition, the Counselling Team Leader will provide supervision and support aligned with DVAC’s PASE Supervision Framework; will oversee service development and delivery; reporting; practice development of the above programs to ensure they meet Qld government service standards for delivery of domestic and sexual violence support services. The Counselling team leader will be required to undertake a level of organisational work in addition to the supervisory and direct service delivery functions of the position.

If required assistance with relocation costs can be discussed at interview.

Interviews will be offered to potential successful applications as applications are received.

Apply Now!  Attach your current CV and cover letter addressing the 4 Selection Criteria responses to hr@dvac.org.au

Counselling Team Leader – Position Description

 

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