Koori Women's Family Violence Practitioner

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: North West - Mildura
Reference: VG/MC0369
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Candidate Application Form - VPS4 - Koori Women's Family Violence Practitioner.docx (Word, 51KB)


Position Description - Koori Women's Family Violence Practitioner - MC0369 - 09.10.2018.doc (Word, 172KB)


Contact:
0437 541 542 or (03) 7004 9782

Position Details

Provide support and non-legal advice to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women accessing the court for Family Violence matters - VPS 4 - Ongoing

The Koori Women's Family Violence Practitioner (KWFVP) works as part of the Koori Family Violence and Victim Support Program (KFVVSP) team along with the Family Violence Registrar and Koori Men's Family Violence Practitioner.

The team works closely with internal and external stakeholders and organisations, and functions to provide a culturally safe and relevant response to Koori women accessing the court for family violence related matters including Family Violence Intervention Orders, Koori VOCAT or criminal matters.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are disproportionately affected by family violence. The KWFVP will engage with and provide support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women presenting to the courts for family violence matters, irrespective of whether they attend as applicants/victims or respondents/people who use family violence.

The KWFVP will assess support needs of clients and provide effective services to address individual needs. The KWFVP will also undertake community engagement activities to support the promotion and awareness of the KFVVSP within the Koori community and among other key stakeholders.

This position is an Aboriginal Designated Position in accordance with Court Services Victoria Designated Positions policy. This position is classified under ‘special measures', section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women are eligible to apply.  

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Applications close: 30 January 2019

Other information

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.


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