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Work with us_quoteWomen’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer. We employ women with a range of qualifications, skills, employment and life experiences as part of our diverse staff team.

Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer with VCAT Exemption A128/2012 to employ women only

Women’s Health West is committed to achieving equity and justice for women in Melbourne’s west. We provide services that encompass every level of response to family violence: including primary prevention, intervention and response. We also deliver a range of health promotion programs.

We work within a feminist framework, supporting women and their children to live safe and healthy lives.

We are a child safe organisation and employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a national Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check.

If you are a proactive person with a strong customer service focus, take pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a growing organisation this could be your next long term role.


Board Director

Do you want equity and justice for women?

Do you live, work or study in Melbourne’s West?

Women’s Health West is seeking nominations from interested members to join the board of directors.

We actively encourage and support all women with diversity to have a voice in local leadership and decision making and seek the richness that diversity of age, cultural and linguistic background, religion, sexuality and disability can bring to our organisation. As a result we encourage applications from women who represent the diversity of our region, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women who speak languages other than English.

Our mission is to work together for change by supporting women and their children to lead safe and healthy lives and changing the conditions that cause and maintain inequity and injustice. We do this through the provision of family violence services and health promotion activities.

As a volunteer board director you would join a diverse and respected group of nine directors who meet up to 10 times per year in Footscray, as well as representing the board on at least one task group.  Directors might also attend events and activities at or on behalf of Women’s Health West from time to time. We ask for your commitment to our strategic goals, and for your time and energy.

This is your opportunity to contribute:

  • Recognised leadership skills
  • Expertise and understanding of women’s health and violence against women
  • Strategic leadership, governance and compliance

We are particularly interested in hearing from women with previous board experience who have specific skills and experience in one or more of finance, fundraising, people and culture, human rights/feminist advocacy, equity and inclusion, and/or an understanding of our sector/organisation.

You will enjoy stimulating discussion and the support of a great team as we work together to achieve our ambitious goals.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.  Please phone Julie Veszpremi on (03) 9689-9588 or alternatively email julie@whwest.org.au for an expression of interest application form.


Intensive Women’s Practitioner – Keeping Safe Together

  • New and innovative service model
  • Full Time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 Level 3c
  • Base Salary $67,697.00
  • Generous salary packaging

The intensive women’s practitioner Keeping Safe Together reports to the project manager Keeping Safe Together.

Drawing on sound therapeutic and case management skills this exciting new position is responsible for the provision of trauma-informed therapeutic case management support to women within an innovative therapeutic demonstration project.

The project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with LifeWorks, Mackillop Family Services, Catholic Care, cohealth, Good Shepherd and the Bouverie Centre.

The position also works collaboratively alongside a number of other practitioner positions working towards the achievement of family goals and is responsible for implementing case management and therapeutic interventions with women who have experienced family violence using a collaborative team based approach.

The position is expected to contribute to the development of a successful new ‘whole-of-family’ trauma-informed family violence program.

If you want to be part of a growing organisation and are an experienced practitioner interested in being involved in the development of a new and successful family violence service model this could be your next role.

The successful candidate will work within and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and respect, working with the integrated family violence services stream to achieve WHW’s vision of equity and justice for women in the west.

Salary and conditions based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 level 3c. Generous salary packaging options available.

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au  or for further information please phone Patrizia Favorito, Director Integrated Family Violence Services on 03 9689 9588.

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria will be considered. Applicants wishing apply for the position via a 12 month secondment (to be negotiated with current employer) are also encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 4 September 2017.

Position Description (PDF): Keeping Safe Together Intensive Women’s Practitioner


Intensive Family Coordinator – Keeping Safe Together

  • New and innovative service model
  • Multiple roles, 12 month Fixed Term Contract
  • Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 Level 4
  • Base Salary $73,646.00
  • Generous salary packaging

There are currently four newly created positions available. The intensive family coordinator Keeping Safe Together positions report to the project manager Keeping Safe Together.

Drawing on sound family therapeutic and case management coordination skills these new and exciting positions are responsible for the provision of trauma-informed therapeutic case management, within an innovative therapeutic demonstration project.

The project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with LifeWorks, Mackillop Family Services, Catholic Care, cohealth, Good Shepherd and the Bouverie Centre. The positions also support and work collaboratively with a number of intensive practitioner positions and are responsible for planning and implementing ‘whole-of-family’ case management and therapeutic interventions with families who have experienced family violence using a collaborative team based approach.

Salary and conditions based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the Women’s Health West Enterprise Agreement 2010 level 4. Generous salary packaging options available.

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au  or for further information please phone Patrizia Favorito, Director Integrated Family Violence Services on 03 9689 9588.

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria will be considered. Applications wishing to apply for the position via a 12 month secondment (to be negotiated with current employer) are also encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 4 September 2017

Position Description (PDF): Intensive Family Coordinator Keeping Safe Together