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Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Other, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Aug, 2021

About the role

This role is part of the Sector Development Unit which 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 specialist family violence and broader workforce sectors.

The Practice Development Advisor role will work to support workforce and practice development for the specialist family violence sector. This role will hold a portfolio on development and implementation of statewide service models for the specialist family violence sector, in addition to other sector development activities.

In 2020, DV Vic/DVRCV released the 2nd edition of the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors and implementation of the Code is a key sector development focus.

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


Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. public policy, community development, social work, law) or equivalent experience


  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups
  • Sound project management skills including the ability to source, analyse and present complex information
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • In depth knowledge of the Victorian family violence service system and reform agenda
  • Ability to lead, influence and support others in working to achieve change
  • Ability to work with others to facilitate trouble-shooting and problem-solving in a complex environment
  • An understanding of the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of family and gendered violence, and knowledge of state and federal policy and law informing responses to family violence
  • Demonstrated strong conceptual and strategic skills, including the ability to identify systemic issues and generate solutions


  • Knowledge of and experience in industry, sector and workforce planning and development\
  • Experience successfully developing actionable projects, strategies and implementation plans in response to complex workforce and practice issues


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) are merging to become a new entity.

This merger brings the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors together with the state’s only specialist family violence Registered Training Organisation; combining our strength, capacity and resources for greater impact.

Our work is underpinned by intersectional feminism – as set out in the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors – informed by an understanding of the gendered nature of violence and with the interests of all victim survivors at the heart of everything we do.

We apply a specialist lens across primary prevention, early intervention, response and recovery to:

  1. Develop practice and support workforces
  2. Strengthen and connect organisations, sectors and systems
  3. Build momentum for social change
  4. Build a strong peak organisation

We are in the process of re-branding the merged organisation to ensure a truly collaborative and equal new peak body. 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 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer people. 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: Practice Development Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.


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