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There are currently two 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: 20 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.


Manager, Learning and Organisational Development

  • Are you experienced in organisational development/organisational change?
  • Are you passionate about ending violence against women?
  • Full time (negotiable), 2 year contract
  • 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, victims, friends and family
  • Family violence websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice
  • Information and referrals

Your Role

This year, DVRCV will launch our new 5 year strategic plan and our mission which is to build the capability of professionals, organisations and systems to prevent and response to family violence. A flagship element of this new strategy is the implementation of a new capability building model to address the above three areas. The role of the Manager, Learning and Organisational Development is to support DVRCV’s internal capability around implementing our new five year strategy.

The role will be located in DVRCV’s People and Services Team who have a key function to ensure DVRCV has the capability and resources required to adapt, respond and grow in a changing environment. Work undertaken as part of this role will be informed by evidence covering family violence, organisational development and human resources management.

This role will also be responsible for working across all areas of DVRCV to increase staff skill, confidence and expertise around working with a range of different organisations to implement DVRCV’s evidence based capability building model and to support the implementation of our new strategic plan across prevention and response.

The role will operate as part of DVRCV’s Extended Leadership Team and be responsible for planning, development and the sustainability of capability building activities and infrastructure at DVRCV, primarily focused around the organisational development aspects of DVRCV’s capability building model.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Demonstrated experience organisational development/organisational change
  • Experience in program design and delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in staff management
  • High level written and verbal communication skills Strong project management and time management skills
  • Experience in leading cultural change programs (desirable)
  • Education and training skills or experience in delivering adult education activities (desirable)
  • Experience working within in or knowledge of the family violence, sexual assault or violence against women sector (desirable)
  • Knowledge of current family violence reform (desirable)
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or 8 years’ relevant work experience)

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How to apply

To apply for the role email an application letter, resume and statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Lena Moon, EA to the CEO, lmoon@dvrcv.org.au, using the subject line: Manager, Learning and Organisational Development application.

Applications close: 25 April, 2019. 

If you have any inquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Emily Maguire, CEO at emaguire@dvrcv.org.au or Phone on (03) 8346 5200.

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