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Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Orange Door Outer East

Organisation : Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Location : Melbourne (Croydon)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Other, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Other, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 22 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national. EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.



About the role

Specialist Family Violence Practitioners –

Orange Door, Outer East 

  • Permanent Contract and 12month Backfill Contract
  • Full time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Excellent Professional Development Opportunities
  • Access to generous salary packaging

As an EDVOS team member within The Orange Door, the practitioner will provide screening, assessment, triage and short-term responses to all incoming referrals for victim-survivors through the Integrated Practice Framework. The Practitioner will work in close partnership with practitioners from other agencies in the Orange Door, to increase the safety of adults and children experiencing family violence through direct service provision.

Some travel may be required for this position in the Outer Eastern Melbourne region.


The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • a more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators
  • a strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • connection and coordination of access to support
  • an approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response

We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds a qualification or relevant experience in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners and, where required, a willingness to work towards the minimum qualifications*
  • Has knowledge, experience and skills in; intake, family violence risk assessment and safety planning, case planning and referrals, and client advocacy
  • Has a good knowledge of and commitment to Feminist theory, principles and practice
  • Is able to participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs
  • Has the capacity to provide a high quality family violence service inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, children, young women, CALD clients and women who identify as LGBTI clients both over the phone and face-to-face
  • Has a solid understanding and respect for child safety standards and principles

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

A copy of the position accountabilities and key selection criteria can be accessed by downloading the full Position Description available below or at our website at

*For more information on the mandatory minimum qualifications please visit

What We Offer

  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Flexible working hours and generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid parental leave for eligible staff
  • The opportunity to vastly enhance knowledge and skills through working in a collaborative and inclusive environment that integrates specialist family violence work, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, child wellbeing and perpetrator services
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence


How to apply

For further information regarding the Specialist Family Violence Practitioner position please contact Emily Mandangu, Team Leader Specialist Family Violence – Orange Door Outer East or Chloe Lonsdale, Manager – Orange Door Services on (03) 9259 4200 . 

Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the PD), should be forwarded to using the subject line: ADS 0323 SFVP by 9am Monday 22nd August 2022.

Our commitment to safety, equity, diversity and inclusion

We believe that the unique contributions of all our people at EDVOS create our success. To ensure that our culture and our services continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience, we encourage applications from the LGBTIQA+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people of all abilities.

Due to the gendered nature of family violence, much of our workforce is women, though this is not a requirement for all roles. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children. All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.



Please quote in application: Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Orange Door Outer East via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Other, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Other, #Women


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