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Training Officer

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 Training Officer is rare and exciting capability building position, and is full time or part time (minimum 0.8 FTE) fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension. This is a collaborative role working with subject matter experts to design new and tailor existing training modules to meet client needs. This position will work in a cohesive team to deliver training to a broad range of clients. Our training services are designed to support the prevention of violence against women and family violence, to recognise and respond to disclosures of sexual assault and family violence and strengthen workforce capability.

About You

You have extensive experience in the design and delivery of a variety of training programs. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the causes of violence against women and children and ideally, you will have relevant training certifications coupled with qualifications in health promotion, social work, gender studies or public health.

With proven advanced communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, you thrive working both autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment. You will be a values driven person, motivated by projects that make a difference.

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 and we care for you by investing in your development and wellbeing. We offer leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

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 Wednesday 6 July 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 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

    Your application must address the following:

    • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health promotion, social work, gender studies or public health.
    • Minimum two years relevant experience post qualification.
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Essential skills and knowledge
    • An informed and evidence based knowledge and understanding of the determinants of violence against women and children including the frameworks for the primary prevention of violence against women, early intervention and response.
    • Broad knowledge, deep understanding and ability to provide knowledge and subject matter expertise in relation to gender based violence, sexual and family violence and to communicate, liaise and negotiate with other relevant professionals in this regard.
    • Highly developed presentation, communication and interpersonal skills in representing the organisation and as suited to the audience, including the ability to undertake public speaking, deliver training and co-facilitation in a range of settings.
    • Extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering professional training programs and community education programs.
    • Capable writing skills including demonstrated ability to develop or coordinate content material, maintain data bases, conduct evaluations and provide professional reports.
    • Ability to participate in discussion of current issues and identify events or trends in political and social context relevant to family violence and bring these to the attention of the organisation.
    • Able to prioritise and be solution focussed as associated with own work and assume responsibility for relevant projects and deliverables.
    • Ability to develop and maintain respectful relationships, appreciate diversity, respond calmly and articulate a sound and informed position.
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, engage harmoniously and co-operatively with peers and understand accountability to the organisation.
    • Demonstrated commitment to a learning culture, continuous quality improvement and an ability to be flexible in a changing environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver training online and in-person environments.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, values and purposes of The SAFV Centre.
    • 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 two – three 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 full time or part time, 30.4 – 38 hours per week
    • Location of the position is at the Geelong office or (outreach)
    • 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 will be paid in accordance with the current industrial instrument, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Enterprise Agreement 2018, and classified as a Business Services Administration and Support Services Employee Level 3. Annual salary is $79,000.48 plus superannuation.

    Industrial Instrument: Salary Packaging: Provided via Maxxia.  PBI status with other expenses available to package above this cap.

    Superannuation: Paid in accordance with superannuation legislation.

    Probationary Period – 6 months with a review conducted during this time.

  • 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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