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As the peak body for specialist family violence services in Victoria, it’s an exciting time to join Safe and Equal as we continue to be an independent voice and an amplifier for our members and stakeholders to ensure we have a world-class specialist informed family violence system.

At Safe and Equal, we are: 

  • accountable, act ethically and have integrity. 
  • independent, expert and trusted. 
  • curious and courageous, we learn, and from this we create opportunities. 
  • creating our own future. 
  • striving for gender equity and a socially just world. 

Intersectional feminism is at the foundation of who we are and how we work; it is the primary framework we use to deepen our understanding of the family violence evidence base, build coalitions and partnerships, and engage in critical reflection. 

Our strategic priorities

Safe and Equal is a product of the action, leadership and expertise of the practitioners, victim survivors and leaders who have come before us. As we renew our commitment to change, we know that collaboration and partnership will be key to achieving our vision for a world beyond family and gender-based violence, where women, children and people from marginalised communities are safe, thriving and respected. 

Our key priorities include: 

  1. Developing Practice and supporting workforces 
  2. Strengthening and connecting organisations, sectors and systems 
  3. Building momentum for social change 
  4. Building a strong peak organisation 

For more information on our strategic priorities and history, read our Strategic plan 2021-2024.

Access and inclusion

We recognise the strength and value in a diverse workforce and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

We value and expertise of people from diverse communities and acknowledge the importance of centring the voice of lived experience. We strongly encourage applicants who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse, young people, older people, women, people who have experienced family violence, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual.  

We provide flexible work arrangements, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

We are committed to access and inclusion and currently working towards achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation. 

Staff benefits

Under the organisation’s EBA, Safe and Equal offers employees: 

  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement 
  • Monthly RDO 
  • Individual annual Professional Development budget 
  • Leave benefits such as Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Compassionate Leave, Paid Parental Leave, Study Leave and Community Service Leave 
  • 13 days of paid personal/carer’s leave per annum 
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 
  • Flexible working arrangements 

 Additionally, staff working for Safe and Equal are eligible for the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. Portable long service means you accrue long service benefits for all your years in a single industry, rather than with a single employer. It’s ‘portable’ because it moves with you if you change employers but remain in the industry. 

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Current vacancies

Statewide Disability Inclusion Advisor - applications close on 31 January 2023

  • Strong project management and delivery focus
  • Be part of meaningful change and work for Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services
  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement
  • Work for an organisation that is committed to access and inclusion and has achieved the Rainbow Tick Accreditation

 

About the Organisation

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) merged to become a new entity – Safe and Equal. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.

At Safe and Equal, our diversity is our strength. We strongly encourage applications of people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse peoples, young people, older people, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual, people with lived experience of family violence, people in the sex industry and people who live with disability. We also consider applicants regardless of contact with the justice system and experiences of criminalisation, consistent with our legal requirement.

We are committed to foster a work environment where everybody can bring their whole self, belong and succeed, and we are a proud Equal Opportunity employer who  do not tolerate any from of discrimination or harassment.  We celebrate and support difference and know that one size doesn’t fit all – we endeavour to be flexible, meet your needs, and support you at every stage of your contact with us.

Safe and Equal’s office is located in Carlton, with flexible and remote options available. We encourage applications from candidates based in rural and regional Victoria. We remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

 

The Role

Working in the Sector Development Unit, our Advisor roles work to support workforce and practice development for the specialist family violence sector. As Disability Inclusion Advisor, you are an integral part of achieving the Unit’s goals

As Disability Inclusion Advisor, you will identify system linkages that support specialist family violence services to improve responses to people with disabilities. This includes supporting the implementation of the statewide disability initiative in collaboration with partner agencies and providing opportunities for member organisations to build their capacity and capability.

Sound project management skills are critical to your success as a Disability Inclusion Advisor. They’ll underpin your ability to deliver and implement programs that meet the needs of your external stakeholders and their workforce. You can source, analyse and present complex information that will assist member organisations to build capability and capacity.

  • 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
  • An understanding of intersectional feminism and its application to family violence experienced by people with disabilities
  • 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

This role is being offered on a 18 month fixed term contract. In addition to a salary of $101,132 plus superannuation ($51.18 per hour). Safe and Equal offer its employees:

  • Above award wages and conditions under its Enterprise Agreement;
  • Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900), and meals and entertainment packaging;
  • Generous leave benefits including (but not limited to): Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave and Cultural and Ceremonial Leave Employee; Assistance Program;
  • Monthly RDO option; and
  • Individual Annual Professional Development budget.

For more information about the key responsibilities, pre-employment checks and salary expectations of the role, download the position description.

 

Application

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to recruitment@safeandequal.org.au.

Even if you think you do not fulfill all the requirements but still believe you are the right fit for the position, we encourage you to apply. If you’d like to discuss the position contact Lisa Levis at lisalevis@safeandequal.org.au

Applications close at midnight, Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Project Officer – Leadership Program - applications close on 31 January 2023

  • Strong project coordination and delivery focus
  • Be part of an exciting pilot initiative for leaders working in the specialist family violence and sexual assault sectors
  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement
  • Work for an organisation that is committed to access and inclusion and has achieved the Rainbow Tick Accreditation

 

About the Organisation

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) merged to become a new entity – Safe and Equal. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.

At Safe and Equal, our diversity is our strength. We strongly encourage applications of people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse peoples, young people, older people, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual, people with lived experience of family violence, people in the sex industry and people who live with disability. We also consider applicants regardless of contact with the justice system and experiences of criminalisation, consistent with our legal requirement.

We are committed to foster a work environment where everybody can bring their whole self, belong and succeed, and we are a proud Equal Opportunity employer who  do not tolerate any from of discrimination or harassment.  We celebrate and support difference and know that one size doesn’t fit all – we endeavour to be flexible, meet your needs, and support you at every stage of your contact with us.

Safe and Equal’s office is located in Carlton, with flexible and remote options available. We encourage applications from candidates based in rural and regional Victoria. We remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

 

The Role

Working in the Sector Development Unit, we work to support workforce, practice and professional development for the specialist family violence sector. As the Leadership Program Project Officer, you are an integral part of achieving the Unit’s goals.

As the Leadership Program Project Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the leadership network and program. This includes an active role in supporting workflow processes and implementing continuous improvement.

Sound project management skills are critical to your success as the Leadership Program Project Officer. They’ll underpin your ability to deliver the administrative needs of the programs. You can coordinate areas of program delivery and work well with others to achieve goals.

  • Relevant qualifications in project management and/or experience in project support roles and/or a relevant discipline
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for various purposes
  • A proven track-record in administrative support functions, including excellent IT skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups
  • Ability to manage time independently, prioritise and manage competing demands, with a high-level of professionalism and attention to detail

This role is being offered on a part time (0.6 to 0.8FTE) fixed term contract to 14/11/2024. In addition to a salary of $90,626 plus superannuation ($45.86 per hour). Safe and Equal offer its employees:

  • Above award wages and conditions under its Enterprise Agreement;
  • Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900), and meals and entertainment packaging;
  • Generous leave benefits including (but not limited to): Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave and Cultural and Ceremonial Leave Employee; Assistance Program;
  • Monthly RDO option; and
  • Individual Annual Professional Development budget.

For more information about the key responsibilities, pre-employment checks and salary expectations of the role, download the position description.

 

Application

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to recruitment@safeandequal.org.au.

Even if you think you do not fulfill all the requirements but still believe you are the right fit for the position, we encourage you to apply. If you’d like to discuss the position contact Emma Waheed on emmawaheed@safeandequal.org.au

Applications close at midnight, Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Practice Development Advisor - applications close on 31 January 2023

  • Strong project management and delivery focus
  • Engage with a broad range of external stakeholders across the FV sector
  • Be part of meaningful change and work for Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services
  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement
  • Work for an organisation that is committed to access and inclusion and has achieved the Rainbow Tick Accreditation

 

About the Organisation

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) merged to become a new entity – Safe and Equal. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.

At Safe and Equal, our diversity is our strength. We strongly encourage applications of people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse peoples, young people, older people, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual, people with lived experience of family violence, people in the sex industry and people who live with disability. We also consider applicants regardless of contact with the justice system and experiences of criminalisation, consistent with our legal requirement.

We are committed to foster a work environment where everybody can bring their whole self, belong and succeed, and we are a proud Equal Opportunity employer who  do not tolerate any from of discrimination or harassment.  We celebrate and support difference and know that one size doesn’t fit all – we endeavour to be flexible, meet your needs, and support you at every stage of your contact with us.

Safe and Equal’s office is located in Carlton, with flexible and remote options available. We encourage applications from candidates based in rural and regional Victoria. We remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

 

The Role

Working in the Sector Development Unit, our Practice Development Advisors work to support workforce and practice development for the specialist family violence sector. As a Practice Development Advisor, you are an integral part of achieving the Unit’s goals.

As a Practice Development Advisor, you will lead on the development and implementation of statewide service models for the specialist family violence sector. The role also supports other sector development activities.

 

Sound project management skills are critical to your success as a Practice Development Advisor. They’ll underpin your ability to deliver and implement programs that meet the needs of your external stakeholders and their workforce. You can source, analyse and present complex information that will assist member organisations to build capability and capacity.

 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. public policy, community development, social work, law) and/or equivalent experience in a similar role.
  • In depth knowledge of the Victorian family violence service system and reform agenda.
  • 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.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to 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.

 

This role is being offered on a 12 month fixed term contract. In addition to a salary of $101,132 plus superannuation ($51.18 per hour). Safe and Equal offer its employees:

  • Above award wages and conditions under its Enterprise Agreement;
  • Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900), and meals and entertainment packaging;
  • Generous leave benefits including (but not limited to): Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave and Cultural and Ceremonial Leave Employee; Assistance Program;
  • Monthly RDO option; and
  • Individual Annual Professional Development budget.

For more information about the key responsibilities, pre-employment checks and salary expectations of the role, download the position description.

 

Application

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to recruitment@safeandequal.org.au.

Even if you think you do not fulfill all the requirements but still believe you are the right fit for the position, we encourage you to apply. If you’d like to discuss the position contact Ellen McGregor at ellenmcgregor@safeandequal.org.au.

Applications close at midnight, Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Program Advisor – Fast Track - applications close on 6 February 2023

  • Exciting opportunity to lead an agenda-setting leadership program for the specialist family violence and primary prevention workforces 
  • Be part of meaningful change and work for Victoria’s peak body for specialist family violence services 
  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement 
  • Work for an organisation that is committed to access and inclusion and has achieved the Rainbow Tick Accreditation 

 

Salary: $101,132 plus superannuation ($51.18 per hour)  

Office Location: Carlton 

 

About the Organisation 

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) merged to become a new entity – Safe and Equal. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors. 

At Safe and Equal, our diversity is our strength. We strongly encourage applications of people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse peoples, young people, older people, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual, people with lived experience of family violence, people in the sex industry and people who live with disability. We also consider applicants regardless of contact with the justice system and experiences of criminalisation, consistent with our legal requirement. 

We are committed to foster a work environment where everybody can bring their whole self, belong and succeed, and we are a proud Equal Opportunity employer who  do not tolerate any from of discrimination or harassment.  We celebrate and support difference and know that one size doesn’t fit all – we endeavour to be flexible, meet your needs, and support you at every stage of your contact with us. 

Even if you think you do not fulfill all the requirements but still believe you are the right fit for the position, we encourage you to apply or contact us on ameliaditcham@safeandequal.or.au 

Safe and Equal’s office is located in Carlton, with flexible and remote options available. We encourage applications from candidates based in rural and regional Victoria. We remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

Safe and Equal offers employees a monthly RDO option, individual annual Professional Development budget, generous leave benefits including (but not limited to) Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave and Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, and access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

 

The Role 

Located within the Primary Prevention Unit, this role works across all areas of the organisation to deliver the award-winning Fast Track intensive leadership program.  Managed by the Prevention Practice and Workforce Development Manager, the Program Advisor is responsible for the design, implementation, governance, monitoring and evaluation of the Fast Track program, including the oversight of the new Fast Track model pilot in 2024.  Located in a team of workforce development and program management colleagues, with strong relationships with sector development and evaluation, this role is the face of the Fast Track program, working closely with participants, the facilitator, guests and mentors to ensure successful delivery and contribute to positive sector outcomes.   

Here are some examples of what you will achieve in the next 12 months as Program Advisor – Fast Track; 

  • Oversight of the successful delivery of four rounds of the core Fast Track program, uplifted for sustainability based on findings from the evaluation 
  • Management of the design and development of the exciting new Fast Track pilot, encourgaging connection between the response and prevention workforces 
  • Contribution to the implementation of the Primary Prevention strategy, particularly around workforce and capability development 
  • Drive a culture of monitoring, evaluation and learning, sharing findings, continuous improvement, and celebration 

To be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • Project Management or similar relevant qualification and/or equivalent demonstrable experience  
  • An in-depth understanding, and/or lived experience, of the ways that gender inequality intersects with other forms of inequality and oppression   
  • Strong experience of project management processes, tools and practice  
  • Strong experience of monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and processes, including analysis, report writing, and formulating and implementing recommendations  
  • Understanding of workforce development and training design and delivery, and expertise in the development, design, review of training and workshops for adult learners (based on a sound understanding of adult learning principles and capability building)  
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders   
  • Experience or understanding of the family violence response and/or primary prevention of violence against women sectors   

A working knowledge of key prevention and family violence frameworks, tools, practices and standards, and knowledge of the Victorian family violence policy and reform context is highly desirable. 

For more information about the key responsibilities, pre-employment checks and salary expectations of the role, download the position description. 

 

Application 

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to recruitment@safeandequal.org.au. 

If you have questions about this position contact Amelia Ditcham on ameliaditcham@safeandequal.org.au. 

Applications close at midnight, 6 Feburary 2023. 

Prevention Sessional Trainer / Facilitator - multiple roles available

  • Exciting opportunity to design, develop, deliver and review high quality training packages with the flexibility of casual employment
  • Be part of meaningful change and work for the peak body that specialises in family violence services for women and children in Victoria
  • Work for an organisation that is committed to access and inclusion and has just received Rainbow Tick accreditation

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) merged to become a new entity – Safe and Equal. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.

Safe and Equal recognises the value and expertise of people from diverse communities and acknowledges the importance of centring the voice of lived experience. We strongly encourage applicants who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse, young people, older people, women, people who have experienced family violence, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual.

We provide flexible work arrangements, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

 

THE ROLE

As a sessional trainer and/or facilitator you will be given the opportunity to design, develop, deliver and review high quality training packages across the Primary Prevention portfolio. You will have significant autonomous and proactive skills/approaches to your work.

Over the next 12 months, you will achieve;

  • Delivery of Prevention in Practice and Unpacking Resistance, as part of calendar offerings and fee for service request
  • The review and update of training packages
  • Facilitate communities of practice, workshops and associated learning forums
  • Be a part of an engaged and passionate Sessional team
  • Have access to professional development opportunities
  • Work as part of a team to deliver the training roster/scheduled allocations, to meet the Workforce Development deliverables and fee for service opportunities

The Primary Prevention Sessional Team are highly valued and have meaningful connection points with the Primary Prevention Unit.

To be successful in this role, you must have experience in one or more of the following:

  • A strong understanding of evidence-based feminist framework that addresses all violence against women (including family violence) as a gendered issue
  • Delivery of training for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations across Victoria, either as a sole trainer or in a co-facilitation role
  • Design and develop or review high quality training and materials relating to family violence for a range of audiences to support workforce development activity and meet training deliverables
  • Facilitate communities of practice, workshops and learning forums that are part of the broader Prevention team activities

 

For more information about the key responsibilities, pre-employment checks and salary expectations of the role, download the position description.

 

APPLICATION

To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection prompts (as noted below) and a copy of your resume to recruitment@safeandequal.org.au

 

Key Selection Prompts

We are seeking to grow and diversify the key skills and expertise across the team, from training design and review, training delivery and facilitation skills. We understand applicants may have experience in one or more of these key components. To better understand your experience when applying, please incorporate short responses to the following questions (where relevant).

 

Please outline your experience to the following:

  1. Delivery of primary prevention training packages, to a wide range of audiences. Please outline content knowledge where applicable.
  2. Designing, developing and/or reviewing primary prevention training packages or workshops.
    Please outline content knowledge where applicable.
  3. Facilitation of communities of practice, workshops and learning forums

If you have questions about these positions, contact Erica Wastell at ericawastell@safeandequal.org.au

 

Multiple positions available; applications will be assessed as they are received.

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