About the role
About the Opportunity
EDVOS is committed to system reform, including integration. A component of our work is to respond to referrals from Victoria Police. The Men’s Intake Program primarily deals with men referred from Victoria Police following family violence incidents and has the potential to increase safety for women and children by offering an opportunity to men to take responsibility for their behaviour.
The Men’s Enhanced Intake worker will provide timely and active telephone response to men referred for using violent and controlling behaviour against women and children, and refer to men’s behaviour change programs and other men’s services.
Essential to your success will be:
- Demonstrated experience and understanding of the social and gendered context of family violence
- Commitment to and practice of feminist principles and values
- Experience and skills in undertaking risk assessments and evaluation of risks
- Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills, excellent verbal communication and well- developed written and computer literacy skills
- A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or related field, and/or extensive experience in the family violence sector.
- Experience working with men who use violence is favourable, not essential
About the organisation
Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region. We provide an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. We operate within a human rights framework and our focus is on supporting the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators.
What We Offer
- Flexible working hours including the option of monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
- Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
- Excellent Professional Development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS all staff training
- Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including weekly yoga classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
- Regular supervision and management support including access to EAP
- Internal committees (e.g. Innovation & Development and Quality and Safety) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
- A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence
EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. This position would be expected to be available to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation.
Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.
How to apply for this role
How to Apply
Please download a copy of the Position Description for the role. For further information regarding the role please contact Tanya, Acting Team Leader Assessment & Response Inner East, EDVOS on (03) 9259 4200.
Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the Position Description) should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: ‘ADS0320 Men’s Enhanced Intake Worker’ by COB: Friday August 30 2019.
Appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks. EDVOS employ women only to most of our positions as per the findings of EEO exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. EDVOS values diversity in our workforce, actively promoting equal employment opportunities for all women. We encourage applications from women of all abilities and women from diverse backgrounds. EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation.
Please quote in application: Men's Enhanced Intake Worker via Pro Bono Australia.