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This page sets out employment opportunities, as well as other opportunities at Women’s Health West.

Women’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 H119/2017 to employ only people that identify as women. 

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.

Benefits available to Women’s Health West employees:

  • Salary sacrificing
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cultural leave
  • 10 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Superannuation paid on maternity leave
  • Purchased leave
  • Collaborative working culture
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities

Positions vacant


Tips for applicants!


BOPs Administrative Officer

We are currently recruiting for a BOPs Administrative Officer to join our Business Operations stream.

The BOPs Administrative Officer reports to and is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the director of business operations and is part of the team responsible for providing operational support and continuous improvement to the organisation. The daily responsibilities of a BOPs Administrative Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing comprehensive administrative and secretarial assistance to Director – Business Operations to support her with daily tasks and objectives.
  • Supporting the Director – Business Operations to coordinate and participate in a wide range of meetings and projects.
  • Liaising with a diverse range of people across WHW, including the executive assistant to the chief executive officer and other administrative support workers, directors, managers, team leaders and staff.
  • Other administrative duties necessary to support the BOPs team from time to time.

The position is available on a fixed-term (0.8 FTE) basis commencing 8 November for a period of 6 months. It is paid at WHW EA Level 4, pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from 74K to 79K per annum pro rata EFT) + 10% superannuation.

How to apply: 

Please submit an application consisting of your cv and a cover letter briefly responding to the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description below. Applications that do not respond to Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications may be sent to recruitment@whwest.org.au with the subject line: “BOPs Administrative Officer via WHW Website”.

Applications will open at 5.00pm 4 November 2021, and close at 5.00pm 6 January 2021.

Position Description: PD BOPs Administration Officer Level 4 Mar 2021V1 (002)


Health Educator – Bilingual (Arabic)

We are seeking a Health Educator to join GenWest’s Strategy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SACE) stream.

GenWest’s partner, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) will be leading this project and a consortium of Victorian women’s health organisations. The purpose of the project is to conduct health promotion activities within migrant and refugee communities with a view to engaging women on health and wellbeing issues. The position will address vaccine literacy, hesitancy, and service navigation of culturally and linguistically diverse women, women that are carers, women that are of childbearing age or pregnant, and women living in Melbourne West.

The health educator will be required to:

  • Attend professional development and training at the commencement of appointment, throughout the appointment, and participate in on-the-job training.
  • Develop and implement plans to reach out to migrant and refugee communities with a view to engaging women on health and wellbeing issues.
  • Conduct community engagement activities with migrant and refugee women
  • Undertake publicity and promotional activities in their relevant community language
  • Work with migrant and refugee women to assess their health information and education needs.
  • Conduct and record interviews with women.
  • To work together with the Gen Vic communications officers to collate, edit and compile women’s interviews and provide support in the development of the final report.

Applicants will need to be bilingual in English and Arabic. The successful incumbent will be working alongside members of the African-Australian community in Melbourne’s Western Region. Lived experience in this community and proficiency in an African language such as Dinka, Swahili, or Somali will be highly regarded.

The position is available on a part time (0.6), fixed term basis and paid at WHW EA Level 4, pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $74,179.04 – $79,810.64 pro rata EFT) + 10% superannuation.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted via Seek and include a response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description).

Applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close at 5pm 21 January 2022.

The shortlisting process will begin immediately so send through your application asap!

For further details, please contact Amanda Devine, People and Culture Business Partner via: recruitment@genwest.org.au

Position Description: PD_Health Educator_Bilingural_Dec2021


Manager – People and Culture

We currently have available a full-time permanent Manager – People and Culture position available for an experienced human resource professional.

The Manager – People and Culture is positioned within the leadership team and reports to the Business Operations Director. The Manager – People and Culture leads the organisation’s human resource service across the full human resource scope, actively delivering against the organisation strategic objectives and goals and manage workforce risk and compliance. 

The Manager – People and Culture will lead a team of five, across generalist HR, payroll, Learning and Development and Projects. The scope of responsibilities for the Manager, People and Culture includes, but are not limited to:

  • Culture and workforce strategic and operational planning
  • Talent management and capability building
  • Employee relations
  • Industrial relations and employment compliance
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Payroll and budget
  • Project management, continuous improvement, and reporting
  • Staff leadership

The position is available on a full-time basis and paid at WHW EA Level 8 pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $108,778.80 – $113,066.72 + 10% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications must be submitted directly through Seek and include a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description). Please note: applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close 5pm 21 January 2022

Position description: Manager-People-and-Culture


Health Promotion Coordinator – Take Up Space

The Health Promotion Coordinator – Take Up Space will be part of GenWest’s Strategy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SACE) stream. GenWest’s SACE stream implements activities designed to promote health, safety and wellbeing across three key areas: sexual and reproductive health and rights; mental health, resilience and empowerment; and prevention of family violence. The role will report to the Team Leader – Action for Equity.

The Health Promotion Coordinator will be responsible for leading phase two of Take Up Space, including building on recommendations from phase one to develop and extend social media platforms that promote Take Up Space content, and to consult and develop content with young people from LGBTQIA+ and refugee and migrant backgrounds.

This will include, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and distribute co-designed health promotion resources with priority population groups, via social media and other avenues
  • Cultivate networks and partnerships with local community organisations, local government, local artists and community members to promote and amplify the voices of young people
  • Develop a social media platform to host Take Up Space content that will increase community engagement.

The position is available on a part time (0.4), fixed term basis and paid at WHW EA Level 5, pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $84,849.44 – $88,702.64 pro rata EFT) + 10% superannuation.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted directly through Seek and include a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description). Please note: applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close at 5pm 21 January 2021.

The shortlisting process will begin immediately so send through your application asap!

For further details, please contact Amanda Devine, People and Culture Business Partner via: recruitment@genwest.org.au

Position Description: PD_Health Promotion Take Up 2021


The Orange Door vacancies – multiple positions

As part of GenWests’ integrated family violence service portfolio, GenWest works in partnership with the state government in delivering integrated family violence service via the The Orange Door support and safety hubs (‘Hubs’) located at Sunshine and Werribee, with additional satellite locations.

The Orange Door service includes a mix of staff from five service providers including GenWest (Child FIRST, VACCA, VACSAL, Western Health (Djerriwarrh)).  The Orange Door will bring together diverse practices to create an integrated and consolidated intake point to work with victim survivors of family violence, families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of infants, children, and young people and perpetrators of family violence.

We have multiple positions available within this new service:

Specialist Family Violence Team Leader – The Orange Door

The Specialist Family Violence Team Leader will be located at one of the Orange Door sites and employed via GenWest. The role will report directly to the Specialist Family Violence Manager, working closely with Hub team leaders, Specialist Family Violence Senior Practitioners and Practitioners. The Specialist Family Violence Team Leader are required:

  • Manage Day to day coordination and oversight of a specialist family violence team.
  • Recruit, train, coach and mentor new and existing staff across the employee lifecycle
  • Professionally represent GenWest whilst working within a diverse service matrix management model
  • Collaborate with other service partners and provide specialist family violence knowledge
  • Oversee service quality delivery adhering to various policies and procedures.
  • Champion, drive and enact GenWest’s organizational purpose, mission, values and culture.

The Team Leader position is available on either a full time or 0.9 EFT basis and paid at GenWest EA Level 7 pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $100,262.24 – $104,451.36) pro rata EFT + 10% superannuation. There are multiple positions available across both Werribee and Sunshine locations.

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications must be submitted directly through Seek and include a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description). Please note: applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Please also indicate which location you are interested in.

Applications close 5pm 31 January 2022

Position description: Specialist Family Violence Team Leader – Orange Door


Specialist Family Violence Senior Practitioner – The Orange Door

The Specialist Family Violence Senior Practitioner will be located at one of The Orange Door sites and employed via GenWest. The role will report directly to The Orange Door Team Leader and work closely with the Specialist Family Violence Practitioners. Senior Practitioners will be required to manage a client case load across many complexities as well as be available to coach and mentor practitioners. Senior Practitioners will be the first point of contact for victim/survivors, conducting risk and needs assessments, manage case notes, collaboratively work with extended network to provide a full integrated family violence service.

The Specialist Family Senior Practitioner role is available on either a full time or part time (0.9 EFT) basis and paid at GenWest EA Level 6 pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $92,694.16 – $96,804.24) pro rata EFT + 10% superannuation. There are multiple positions available across both Werribee and Sunshine locations.

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications must be submitted directly through Seek and include a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description). Please note: applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Please also indicate which location you are interested in.

Applications close 5pm 31 January 2022

Position description: Specialist Family Violence Senior Practitioner – Orange Door


Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – The Orange Door

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner will be located at one of The Orange Door sites and employed via GenWest. The role will report directly to The Orange Door Team Leader and work closely with the Specialist Family Violence Practitioners. Specialist Family Violence Practitioners will be required to manage a client case load, across case management, client risk and needs assessments, collaboratively working with extended network to provide a full integrated family violence service.

The Practitioner is available on either a full time or part time (0.9 EFT) basis and paid at GenWest EA Level 4-5 pay point negotiable dependent on experience (ranges from $74,179.04 – $88,702.64) pro rata EFT + 10% superannuation. There are multiple positions available across both Werribee and Sunshine locations.

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications must be submitted directly through Seek and include a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description). Please note: applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Please also indicate which location you are interested in.

Applications close 5pm 31 January 2022

Position description: Specialist Family Violence Practitioner – Orange Door


Tips for applicants!

  • Answer each key selection criteria separately. Please note that your response doesn’t have to be too long. A few sentences (or up to 300 words) is enough.
  • Take a look at each key selection criteria and write a few sentences about why you think you are (or would be) good at the activity described.
  • Write a few more sentences to give an example of how you have demonstrated this ability in the past. You can consider skills and experiences you have gained through work, school/study or in your day-to-day life.
  • It is important to notice that the key selection criteria are asking about ability, not just experience, so even if you haven’t done exactly what is described, you can tell us why you think you would be good at that activity.
  • For the question about WHW’s values (key selection criteria 1) take a look at the explanation of our values at the top the position description. You can write what you think about all of them or decide which one you relate to the most and let us know why.
  • Add in anything about you that you think would help you to do this job well. Including any of the key professional and personal attributes we have mentioned above.
  • If you have any questions, get in touch! We would be happy to hear from you and to assist.