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Family Violence Enhanced Response Support Liaison

About the Orange Door

The Orange Door in Geelong provides a new way of supporting women, children and young people experiencing or at risk of family violence and has changed the way services work with women, children, young people, families and perpetrators of violence. The Orange Door team members are an integrated, collaborative team from The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, Bethany Community Support, Colac Area Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre 

As an employee of The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, you will join a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Geelong, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

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. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

About the Role

The Family Violence Enhanced Response – Support Liaison will be responsible for driving enhanced practice responses across the Hub and providing practice leadership and expert advice to the Hub workforce on complex cases. The role will build the capability of the Hub workforce to deliver contemporary practice and services responding to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions, in line with the Hubs Service Model. They will also provide direct client support as appropriate. This position is part time (0.9 FTE) fixed term for 12 months.

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and you hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You thrive working both autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment.  A highly qualified and experienced family violence specialist, you will have qualifications in psychology, social work or a related field and have proven experience in practice leadership and building capability.

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

Applications close 5:00pm Sunday 28 August 2022

To apply, please send your resume and response to the key selection criteria to sent to [email protected] All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chantale White on 0487 546 939.

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.

The SAFV Centre complies with the Chief Health Officer directions that employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants and students must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
    • Degree or above qualification in social work, psychology, family therapy or trauma related
      filed or at least five years’ equivalent leadership experience in the specialist family violence
    • Minimum four (4) years relevant practice experience in providing services for victim
      survivors of family violence.
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge
    • Advanced knowledge and experience working in clinical roles within family violence service
    • Advanced knowledge and experience working in in partnership roles with organisations
      delivering services in family violence.
    • Project management: consults, liaises with, and influences key stakeholders; produces
      detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving
      them are clearly specified; monitors performance against objectives and manages project
      risks and issues; ensures project objectives are met.
    • Systems thinking: understands the linkages between natural systems and communities to
      inform practice.
    • Self-management: invites feedback on own behaviour and impact; uses new knowledge or
      information about self to build a broader understanding of own behaviour and the impact it
      has on others; understands strong emotional reactions and seeks ways to manage them
      more effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse and understand structural supports and barriers and to
      work effectively at an organisational level to improve practice and promote collaboration.
    • Ability to work collaboratively, leverage existing networks and build productive relationships
      at an organisational and sector level to lead practice change.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, values and purposes of The SAFV Centre and the Orange Door, including working within a collaborative and integrated team environment.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and cultural equity in service delivery.
    • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Referees

    Applicants must provide the name and current contact details of 2-3 professional referees including the most recent or current supervisor.

  • Period of Appointment

    This position is fixed term for 12 months and maybe extended beyond this period depending on funding.

  • Hours of work

    ·            The position is part time (minimum 0.9 FTE)

    ·            Location of the position is at The Orange Door in Barwon (Geelong).

    ·           Hours will usually be worked during business hours of 9.00 am to 5.06 pm. between Monday to Friday;

    ·            The days are based on the needs of the service;

    ·            Flexibility in working hours will be required from time to time as the need arises.

  • Salary and Conditions

    Annual salary range is Specialist Family Violence and Child Protection level 7 pay point 1-3 at $104,875-$109,253 per annum plus superannuation (pro rata for part time).

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

    Industrial Instrument: The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Enterprise Agreement 2018.

    Salary Packaging: Provided via Maxxia.  PBI status with other expenses available to package above this cap. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre is a Public Benevolent Institution.

    Superannuation: The employer will also make superannuation payments on your behalf in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.



  • Employee Responsibility – Mandatory prior to commencement

    Employee expense:

    • Valid Working with Children Check
    • National Police Records Check – renewed every 3 years of employment at employee expense.

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.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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