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Project Officer – Embedding Systems and Processes

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

This is an exciting opportunity to scope professional development and training to build the capability of the Barwon Orange Door workforce. This will support the delivery of integrated functions and services responding to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions, in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework. This position is part time (0.5 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 similar
    • Minimum four (4) years relevant practice experience in providing services for victim
      survivors of family violence.
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge
    • A comprehensive understanding of the issues relating to family violence with a gendered
      feminist, structural, individual and family context.
    • Expert knowledge and experience working in specialist family violence clinical and social
      services management roles, including an advanced understanding of trauma-informed
      practice and the causes and impacts of violence against women and children.
    • Advanced knowledge and experience working in in partnership roles with organisations
      delivering services in family violence.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience of MARAM, and Family Violence Information Sharing
      and Child Information Sharing Schemes.
    • Demonstrated capacity to drive cultural change to achieve and maintain an integrated
      practice culture in the Barwon Orange Door.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders
      in the Barwon Orange Door.
    • Demonstrated project management skills, including project development, implementation,
      resource management and evaluation.
    • Ability to work collaboratively, leverage existing networks and build productive relationships
      at an organisational and sector level to lead practice change.
    • Excellent organisational skills with flexibility to prioritise a range of competing demands and
      work to deadlines.


    • Experience in developing, coordinating and implementing training and professional
      development programs.
    •  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 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 0.5 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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