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Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Families, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 18 Mar, 2021

About the role

The Primary Prevention team’s focus over the next twelve months is developing, implementing and consolidating a suite of programs and projects that will continue to build capability, connectedness, and expertise in the primary prevention sector.

The Prevention Advisor – Practice development and training will report to the Prevention Practice and Workforce Development Manager. This role will deliver prevention training, communities of practice, facilitate workshops and events. As well as support the strategy, design, development and implementation of a suite of high quality and innovative primary prevention training packages and modules to suit a range of audiences.

This role will be responsible for moderating the electronic practice network (EPN) and the provision of advice on evidence-based practice to members, associate members, networks and other organisations as well as providing technical assistance to support practitioners, organisations and sectors to develop their approach to primary prevention in line with Change the Story.

As a result of Covid-19 and health restrictions, training, events and communities of practice are currently being delivered virtually/online.

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


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in public policy, health, project management or related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Experience in a role/organisation engaged in Prevention of Violence against Women or gender equality
  • Experience in continuous improvement of training products that are targeted to meet specified outcomes, for specific audience
  • Expertise in the development, design and review of training for adult learners
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups and training to a diverse range of audiences including online delivery
  • Experience of project and contract management processes and practices
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes
  • Ability to prepare project briefs, reports, proposals, and recommendations on complex issues
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to interact professionally and confidently with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of key primary prevention and response frameworks and standards and prevention sector (desirable)

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.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide resource centre that focuses on building the capacity of systems, organisations and professionals to prevent and respond to family violence. We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who provides training and capacity building activities to meet workforce development needs from prevention to response.

DV Vic and DVRCV are merging to become one entity in 2021.

DV Vic and DVRCV’s work is informed by the experiences of adult and child victim survivors impacted by family violence.

DV Vic and DVRCV 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

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Prevention Advisor – Practice Development and Training via Pro Bono Australia.


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