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April

Senior Practice Development Advisor

Domestic Violence Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role

THE ROLE

DV Vic published the second edition of the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors in 2020.

The Code articulates a set of principles and standards to guide consistent quality service provision for victim-survivors accessing specialist family violence services in Victoria, Australia.

The Senior Practice Development Advisor will be responsible for the implementation phase of the Code of Practice.

The Senior Practice Development Advisor will have critical strategic relationships with DV Vic’s member services and other specialist family violence services, Family Safety Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV), No To Violence (NTV), and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre for Excellence). They will work closely with the DV Vic team, in particular, the Practice Development Unit and Policy Unit.

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

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Understanding of the theory and application of intersectional feminism and anti-oppressive practice.
  • Understanding of the nature, dynamics and effects of family violence and the work for community sector peak body.
  • A relevant tertiary degree or equivalent in social work, community development or similar.
  • In depth knowledge of the Victorian family violence service system and reform agenda.
  • Substantial experience and expertise in delivering specialist family violence services for victims/survivors.
  • Project management skills including the ability to source, analyse and present complex information.
  • Group facilitation and public speaking skills and ability to lead, influence and support others in working to achieve change.
  • Ability to work with others to facilitate troubleshooting and problem-solving in a complex environment.
  • Ability to analyse and understand structural supports and barriers to change and to work effectively at an organisational and Government level to improve practice and promote collaboration.
  • Resilience as a senior staff member, including the ability to manage stressful situations and drive change in the context of significant other sector reform.
  • A current driver’s license and the ability to travel within Victoria to service providers in metropolitan and regional areas.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Victorian family violence system and other relevant health and human services in Victoria (desirable).
  • Research and writing skills, including conducting participatory action research (desirable).

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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