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Specialist Family Violence Advocate – Older Persons

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Organisation : EDVOS

Location : Melbourne (Ringwood)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Families, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 25 Feb, 2020

About the role

This position will be responsible for specifically providing risk assessment and safety planning to older women experiencing family violence. This position will provide support to older women in their designated geographical area (Inner East or Outer East) but will from time to time be required to provide support to work with older women across both the Inner and Outer East regions.

This role will be recruited as a 12 month fixed term contract working 38 hours per week. 

Essential to your success

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities older people experience in relation to family violence
  • An understanding of relevant theories and practice frameworks that relate to Family Violence, including knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the many facets of family violence including the gendered nature of family violence and use of power and control
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in, intake and assessment, case planning in relation to family violence, service provision, safety planning, managing a caseload and client advocacy
  • Capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, older women, CALD clients, women with a disability and women who identify as LGBTIQ clients
  • A current Drivers Licence is required


For a full description of the duties and selection criteria, please download and copy of the position description.


What We Offer

  • Flexible working hours including the option of a 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, running group, 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


Salary for this position will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5 + 9.5% super.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : EDVOS


Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) is a not-for-profit specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR). 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.  

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Specialist Family Violence Advocate - Older Persons via Pro Bono Australia.

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