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Practice Development Resource Officer

Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 25 Jan, 2021

About the role


The Practice Development Unit supports Specialist Family Violence Services (SFVS) in Victoria to consistently provide accessible, high quality services as well to advocate effectively on behalf of victim-survivors on an individual and structural level.

The Practice Development Resource Officer will support this work by developing engaging, fit for purpose, evidence-based tools, resources and other materials to support practitioners and services to implement key practice frameworks.

You will use your analytical skills to assess and translate research, practice, consultations and data into accessible, relevant content and resources.

For more information about the key responsibilities of the role, download the position description.


Qualifications and experience

  • At least two years’ work experience in communications, service delivery, community engagement, or another similar role in the family violence or community sector
  • An undergraduate degree in social work, communications, gender studies or another relevant discipline will be highly regarded


  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to maintain productive professional relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience producing high-quality written content across a range of formats
  • An understanding of the role of specialist family violence services.
  • An ability to quickly learn and adapt in a new environment.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to manage time independently, prioritise and manage competing demands with a high level of professionalism
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to assess and translate research, practice, consultations and data into accessible, relevant content and resources
  • Demonstrated capacity for problem solving, creativity and lateral thinking


  • An understanding of intersectional feminism and its application to family violence practice.
  • An understanding of the work of a community sector peak body.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Victoria

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for specialist family violence response services for victims-survivors in Victoria.  We are an independent, non-government organisation.

To achieve this, we:

  • advocate and provide advice to government with and on behalf of our members
  • lead innovation and influence policy, legislation and community attitudes
  • work with our members to strengthen specialist family violence practice and build the capacity of human services
  • work respectfully and collaboratively with all our partners.

Our work is informed by the experiences of adult and child victim survivors impacted by family violence.

Domestic Violence Victoria is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

How to apply

This role is funded by the Working for Victoria initiative. To participate in Working for Victoria, you need to be:

  • legally able to work in Victoria; and 
  • unemployed or have recently experienced a significant reduction in income; this includes international students and those on student visas.

To register for Working for Victoria or find out more, visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

If you have a question about this position or for a confidential discussion, email Practice Development Manager Catherine Plunkett at catherineplunkett@dvvic.org.au.

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 24 January 2021.

Please quote in application: Practice Development Resource Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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