About the role
- Leading community services organisation
- Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
- Full time | Initially maximum term to 30 June 2020, with potential to become ongoing
- Based at Dandenong
Working across the DHHS Southern Melbourne area, the Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA) works closely with a cross-sector partnership to develop, enhance and implement integrated responses to family violence at a local level. The PSA plays an important role in facilitating the development of relationships and partnerships between regional family violence services and other key stakeholders across the child and family, health, criminal justice and legal systems.
With a collaborative approach, the PSA will support the implementation of family violence reforms, which aim to enhance service outcomes for both victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence. The PSA will drive system level changes that ultimately prevent and respond to family violence.
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having:
- A tertiary degree in social work, psychology or a related discipline
- Extensive experience within the health and community services sector
- Demonstrated experience in senior level strategic advisory roles
- Sound understanding of family violence within a gendered framework
- An understanding of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and Family Violence Reforms
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
About the organisation
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and well being of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.
How to apply
Please quote in application: Family Violence Principal Strategic Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.