Koori Women's Family Violence Practitioner, Ballarat Magistrates' Court

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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Family Violence Workers
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Western - Ballarat
Reference: VG/MC0535
Closing Date: 27-Nov-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: KFVU - PD - Koori Womens Family Violence Practitioner Ballarat MC0535 - 031019.docx (Word, 132KB)

MC0535 - Application Form.doc (Word, 100KB)

David Kennedy on 0419 106 199

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) will engage with and provide support to women irrespective of whether they attend as applicants/victim survivors or respondents/people who use family violence by assessing support needs of clients and providing effective services to address individual needs.

The KWFVP will also undertake community engagement activities to support the promotion and awareness of the Umalek Balit program within the Aboriginal community among other key stakeholders.

The role works as part of a team comprised of the Koori Family Violence Team Leader and Koori Men's Family Violence Practitioner. The Umalek Balit team also works closely with internal and external stakeholders and organisations and functions to provide a culturally safe and relevant response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accessing the court for family violence related matters including Family Violence Intervention Orders, Koori VOCAT or criminal matters. 

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. 

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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