Family Violence Trainers - Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence

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Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1381280
Closing Date: 03-Mar-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Postion Description - COMM HEALTH - Family Violence Trainer SHRFV Feb 2019.pdf (PDF, 151KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

Multiple exciting opportunities are available to persons with previous clinical experience in health care or social work in the temporary (6 months) 48 hours per fortnight roles of Family Violence Trainer.

As part of the Government's recognition of Family Violence as a significant social and health issue for many Victorians, a Statewide, whole-of-hospital approach to assist in the identification of people experiencing family violence is being implemented. 

The aim of the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) project is to embed the practice of identifying and responding to family violence experienced by patients, as well strengthening internal responses to staff that may be impacted by family violence.

The Family Violence Trainers have the responsibility for supporting the roll-out of the SHRFV model by facilitating family violence and clinical training, under the strategic guidance of the Project Manager SHRFV, at South West Healthcare and at the following health services within the region:

•              Casterton Memorial Hospital

•              Heywood Rural Health

•              Moyne Health Services

•              Portland District Health

•              Terang and Mortlake Health Services

•              Timboon and District Healthcare Service

•              Western District Health Service

It is expected that the Family Violence Trainer will travel across the south-west region to these health services as required as well as ad-hoc travel for relevant state-wide workshops/conferences. This role may be based at South West Healthcare, or at one of the other health services listed above (negotiable).

The successful application must have a demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear, effective and engaging manner. Experience delivering education and/or training, a relevant tertiary qualification as well as knowledge or experience in the area of family violence response or prevention of violence against women would be highly regarded.

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Cassandra Jarrad (Project Manager Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence) on (03) 5563 4158 or email

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 3 March 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.

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