Aboriginal Engagement Worker
About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre
We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, crisis accommodation, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.
About The Role
The Aboriginal Engagement Worker supports Aboriginal victims of crime to access information, culturally safe and localised services and supports. the position provides secondary consultation to other VAP staff supporting Aboriginal victims of crime who have chosen to access mainstream services. The role will also be supported by the VAP agency, to work together with local ACCOs to build trust and engagement with local communities to address systemic barriers for Aboriginal victims’ participation in the criminal justice system. This position is full time and is located in either Geelong or Warrnambool, with travel across the Barwon and South West region.
This is an Aboriginal designated position, therefore only Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
You thrive working autonomously and in a dynamic team environment, with the ability to prioritise competing demands. You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and hold the client at the centre of everything you do.
If you share our vision for a community free from family violence and sexual assault and are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey.
Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?
The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we celebrate diversity and inclusion in all we do. We have a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction and provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:
- Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements
- Flexible and part time working arrangements
- Professional development opportunities
- 10 weeks Paid parental leave
- Salary packaging
- Health and Wellbeing initiatives
- Flu vaccinations
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Social initiatives
- Positive workplace culture
The SAFV Centre acknowledges and respects the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land.
How To Apply
To apply, please send your resume and response to the key selection criteria to [email protected]. All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD.
For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Chantale Recruitment and Student Program Coordinator on 0487 546 939.
Applications close 5:00pm Sunday 1 October 2023
The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check.
The SAFV Centre is a registered Child Safe Organisation; committed to safeguarding children and young people.
This position description is subject to review and may change in accordance with the needs of our organisation; including our operations, our clients and our stakeholders.