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There are currently four advertised job opportunities available at DVRCV.

Family Violence Trainers

  • Do you want to play a key role in supporting DVRCV to build the skills of professionals working with victim/survivors of violence?
  • Are you an experienced family violence worker who is a good communicator and passionate about ending violence against women?
  • This is a great opportunity to join a growing, supportive and dynamic team dedicated to preventing family violence and promoting respectful relationships
  • Multiple roles full-time, 12 month contracts with access to generous salary packaging and professional development opportunities

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

About DVRCV:

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)’s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We are a statewide organisation working across prevention and response providing:

  • Training courses, forums, events and workshops
  • Resources for professionals, victims, friends and family
  • Family violence websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice
  • Information and referrals

Your Role:

DVRCV is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides training for domestic/family violence units of competency from the Community Services Training package as well as non-accredited training to meet workforce development needs from prevention to response.

DVRCV trainers have family violence practice expertise and have worked in the specialist or mainstream service system supporting women and/or children who have experienced family violence.

Family Violence Trainers are supported by DVRCV to develop accredited training skills as part of their employment with DVRCV.

Trainers are responsible for the design and development of new, innovative training as well as the high quality delivery and evaluation of all DVRCV’s training packages as part of the Workforce Development Team.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification or significant experience in social work, community development, human services or welfare
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desired) or ability to undertake Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within first 6 months of employment
  • Expertise in working directly with victim/survivors of family violence or sexual assault (mandatory)
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessment with victim/survivors of family violence (mandatory)
  • Knowledge and understanding of feminist frameworks (mandatory)
  • Family violence case management expertise and/or crisis response experience (desired)
  • Expertise in the development, delivery and evaluation of training for adult learners (desired)
  • Knowledge of AQTF requirements through experience in or with a Registered Training Organisation (desired)
  • Project management expertise
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills

Download the full position description

How to apply

Previous Applicants need not apply

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Maureen Smith, Workforce Development Team Leader, at msmith@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Family Violence Trainer application.

Applications close: 06 March, 2019.

If you have any enquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Maureen Smith, Workforce Development Team Leader, at msmith@dvrcv.org.au

DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014).

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

Prevention of Violence Against Women Trainer

  • Do you want to contribute to DVRCV's growing PVAW team and provide training and capacity building to PVAW professionals?
  • This is a great opportunity to join a growing, supportive and dynamic team dedicated to preventing family violence and promoting respectful relationships
  • A part time (0.8 - 1.0 EFT), 12 month contract with flexible working hours, generous professional development and excellent career pathways as a part of a passionate and committed team
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

About DVRCV

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)’s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We are a statewide organisation working across prevention and response providing:

  • Training courses, forums, events and workshops
  • Resources for professionals and organisations
  • Violence against women websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice

In 2019, DVRCV will launch its new 5 year strategy which sets out an ambitious leadership role in building the capability of professionals, organisations and systems in the prevention of and response to violence against women.

Your Role

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV) is one of Victoria’s most expert sources of information and training on family violence and the prevention of violence against women. We ensure professionals recognise the different forms of family violence, understand what drives it and have the resources, information, tools and training to respond to it and prevent violence from occurring in the first place.

PVAW Trainers are responsible for the delivery of DVRCV’s PVAW training packages. The PVAW Trainer will deliver DVRCV’s prevention training packages in line with DVRCV training standards and professional code of conduct. Trainers in PVAW team will be required to deliver PVAW training to participants from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations across Victoria, as a sole trainer or in a co-facilitation role.

PVAW trainers will also be required to support the development and review of content for new and existing prevention training packages and resources.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in health promotion, community development, education and training or similar.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable)
  • 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
  • Sound understanding of Change the Story, Australia’s National Framework to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children
  • Detailed knowledge of the prevention of violence against women sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of feminist frameworks
  • Group and/or training facilitation skills
  • Experience in developing training
  • Public speaking skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office

Download the full position description

How to apply

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Krista Seddon, Director PVAW, at kseddon@dvrcv.org.au, using the subject line: PVAW Trainer application.

Applications close: 27 February, 2019.

If you have any enquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Krista Seddon, Director PVAW, at kseddon@dvrcv.org.au.

DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014).

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

Content Specialist – Communications and Marketing

  • Are you a skilled communicator and an experienced content producer?
  • Are you passionate about a future where women and children are free from violence?
  • 0.8EFT (negotiable), ongoing position
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

About DVRCV:

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)’s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We are a statewide organisation working across prevention and response providing:

  • Training courses, forums, events and workshops
  • Resources for professionals and organisations
  • Violence against women websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice

In 2019, DVRCV will launch its new 5 year strategy which sets out an ambitious leadership role in building the capability of professionals, organisations and systems in the prevention of and response to violence against women.

Your Role:

The role of the Family Violence Content Specialist is to synthesise the latest evidence-based research, practice, information and data into easy to understand written content for a wide range of audiences including professionals in the field. The role will oversee the production of the DVRCV Advocate. The Advocate is Victoria's industry magazine providing news, interviews, articles and expert review for family violence specialists, prevention practitioners and allied professionals working to prevent and respond to women and children experiencing family violence.

The Family Violence Content Specialist will also provide support and advice on family violence content to both internal and external stakeholders and be up to date with the latest trends in practice and research, including progress of the Family Violence Royal Commission recommendations.

The role may also be required to support the work of the Communications and Marketing team including the development and contribution to communications and marketing strategies.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification or experience in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or equivalent. Applicants with qualifications in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Services will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of family violence theory and practice
  • A comprehensive understanding of the drivers, dynamics and impact of family violence and violence against women and their children
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to assess and translate dense research, practice, consultations and data into accessible, relevant information material
  • Significant experience in or creating written content (brochures, pamphlets, websites, policies, submissions, reports, posters, promotional material) specifically about family violence and violence against women
  • Demonstrated experience in writing high-quality information for a range of audiences
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to manage own workload and competing demands in a busy, small team environment.

Download the full position description

How to apply

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Cate Edwards, Director, People and Services, at cedwards@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Content Specialist - Communications and Marketing application.

Applications close: 25 February, 2019.

If you have any enquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Cate Edwards, Director, People and Services at cedwards@dvrcv.org.au

DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014).

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.


Treasurer - DVRCV Board (voluntary role)

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is seeking applications from women who are interested in becoming the Treasurer on DVRCV’s Board.  It is intended there will be a staged transition process from the current Treasurer to the new Treasurer over a period of months. 

DVRCV is a statewide resource centre working to prevent and respond to family violence and violence against women, with a particular focus on men’s violence against women in intimate relationships. 

We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and to practitioners and organisations who work with victim survivors or who work to prevent violence from occurring in the first instance. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting women from diverse backgrounds, particularly women from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugee women, women from the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities and women with disabilities.

Expertise and responsibilities

The responsibly of the Treasurer is to:

  • Chair monthly Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee meetings
  • Provide advice to the Board on financial strategy, risk management and fundraising
  • Closely monitor financial performance through the Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee
  • Ensure that the financial structure is adequate for the organisation’s current needs and long-term strategy
  • Ensure that the Board is informed of the financial status of the organisation and its operations
  • Ensure that published reports properly reflect the financial status of the organisation
  • Through the Finance, Risk and Sustainably subcommittee, review compliance with relevant legal requirements
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures are in place

In addition to the above, all DVRCV Board members are required to:

  • Think strategically to support the position, sustainability and efficacy of DVRCV
  • Understand the legal obligations of the Board and their fiduciary duties
  • Have an ability to read and comprehend the organisation’s accounts and financial reports presented to the Board
  • Be able to identify risks and provide advice on risk management strategies relevant to a NFP context

Personal attributes

  • Proactive, strategic and future focused
  • Takes a systematic approach when building toward improvements
  • Engenders a spirit of teamwork, collaboration and inclusiveness
  • Open to and supportive of change
  • Follows through with commitments
  • Respects difference in all its forms

Board requirements

The Board is the legal entity for the organisation and Board members represent the interests of the organisation’s stakeholders including service users, staff, donors, philanthropic bodies and government. The Board is entrusted to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed for the benefit of all.

DVRCV’s Board meets monthly for two hours in Carlton, and participation in relevant subcommittees and in one weekend strategy session per annum is required as part of your engagement.

Board members are expected to:

  • Understand the issues of family violence and violence against women within a feminist framework
  • Act in alignment with DVRCV’s vision, mission and values  
  • Attend and actively participate in the work of the Board and its subcommittees
  • Refrain from publicly expressing opinions that are at odds with the stated aims, objectives or values of DVRCV
  • Maintain confidentiality about sensitive issues
  • Be familiar with DVRCV and the wider environment in which it operates
  • Follow the DVRCV Board Code of Conduct
  • Declare any conflicts of interest and participate in the Board independent of affiliation with any other organisation
  • Not speak publicly on behalf of DVRCV or the Board without express prior permission

Further information

How to apply

Please send your CV and a 2-page document outlining your skills, expertise and your interest joining DVRCV’s Board to Alison Roberts (aroberts@dvrcv.org.au).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application, please contact our Chair, Debbie King on 0411 063 040 or our CEO, Emily Maguire via email (emaguire@dvrcv.org.au)

DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014).