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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 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.

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


Family Violence Case Manager – Outreach

  • Ongoing, part-time (flexible EFT 0.6 to EFT 1)
  • Women’s Health West EA 2017 Level 4, pay point negotiable
  • Generous salary packaging

The role of the Family Violence Case Manager – Outreach is to work with women and children within  the western metropolitan region to develop safety strategies and case plans that include housing, legal, health and other assistance to support their long-term safety via a strength based and client-focused case application.

The successful applicant will be required to exercise the following practices:

  • Provide short and medium-term case management support to women and their children experiencing family violence in accordance with WHW policies and procedures.
  • Participate in effective delivery of family violence outreach case management services by undertaking and completing administration, reporting and data collection
  • Work closely with internal and external providers and stakeholders to ensure client needs are being met.
  • 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.

For further information, please contact WHW’s Manager Counselling and Case Management – Tess La Fontaine on 9689 9588.

All applicants must meet the selection criteria in a brief cover letter (PD link provided below). Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria in their application will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

There is currently no close date for this position, please apply as soon as possible.

Applications to: recruitment@whwest.org.au

Or:

Recruitment
Women’s Health West
317-319 Barkly Street
Footscray Victoria 3011

Position Description: Case Manager – Outreach


 

Children’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator

  • Fixed-term, part-time position (0.8 EFT)
  • EA 2017 Level 5 pay point negotiable
  • Generous salary packaging

The counselling program at WHW provides individual counselling and therapeutic group work to children and young people in the western metropolitan region to help them recover from family violence. The Counselling team has a part-time Children’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator position available for 12 months. The successful incumbent will be expected to:

  • Undertake ongoing family violence risk assessments of young people aged 0-17 and their families.
  • Provide therapeutic counselling interventions to children, including using creative modalities such as art therapy and play therapy.
  • Attend regular ‘placed-based’ outposts in the western metropolitan region to improve access to counselling services for children and their families.
  • Maintain accurate case files, assessment documentation and case notes in a manner that will meet all auditing requirements of WHW, DHHS standards and legislative obligations.

This position reports to the Team Leader – Counselling, and is remunerated at WHW EA 2017 Level 5, pay point negotiable respective of experience (74K to 78K per annum pro rata).

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au, or for further information or any assistance applying, please contact Gracie – People & Culture Coordinator or Bree Jones – Counselling Team Leader on 03 9689 9588.

Only applications that include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria, located in the position description linked below, will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday, 4 March 2019.

Position Description: PD IFVS Children’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator Level 5 July 2018V2


Administrative Support Worker – Integrated Family Violence Services

  • Ongoing / CFCE, part-time position (EFT 0.8)
  • WHW EA 2017 Level 3, pay point negotiable
  • Salary sacrificing available
  • Professional development opportunity

The Administrative Support Worker is a part-time, Contingent-Funded Continuing Employment (CFCE) position. CFCE employment is on the basis of the continuation of funding of the role / program. This role provides administrative and clerical support to the director of Integrated Family Violence Services (IFVS) by way of some of the following responsibilities:

  • Managing telephone calls, correspondence and filing systems
  • Coordinating meetings and assisting with diary management
  • Documenting and distributing meeting minutes
  • Data entry and record maintenance

The role reports to Director – Integrated Family Violence Services and is paid at WHW EA 2017 Level 3 Pay point negotiable (57K to 61K per annum pro rata) + 9.5% superannuation.

Please email your confidential application to recruitment@whwest.org.au, or for further information or any assistance applying, please contact Gracie – People & Culture Coordinator on 03 9689 9588.

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria, which can be found in the attached position description, will be considered.

For further information, please contact Patrizia Favorito, Director Integrated Family Violence Services or Coordinator – People & Culture on 03 9689 9588. Please email confidential applications to recruitment@whwest.org.au.

Applications close COB 1 March 2019.

Position Description: PD IFVS Administrative Support Worker Level 3 February 2019 V3


Senior Case Manager– RAMP

  • 8 – 1 EFT (flexible) ongoing
  • WHW EA 2017 Level 5, pay point negotiable
  • Salary sacrificing available

The Risk Assessment Management Panel (RAMP) program is a state government initiative designed to improve collaborative responses and information sharing to prevent serious threats to health, safety or welfare of women and their children as a result of family violence. The RAMP senior case manager is responsible for providing short-term crisis case management to women and their children who have been referred to the RAMP program. This role is responsible for the following duties:

  • Undertaking comprehensive risk assessment for women accessing the RAMP program and developing immediate safety plans in collaboration with clients
  • Coordinating all aspects of short-term case management including risk assessment, case planning, case review and case closure
  • Work closely with external services to develop the capacity of the responses to women experiencing or escaping from family violence

The role reports the RAMP / Flexible Support Packages Team Leader. The role is paid at WHW EA 2017 Level 5 pay point negotiable (74K to 78K per annum pro rata).

Only applications that respond to the key selection criteria, found in the attached position description, will be considered.

For further information, please contact Manager Family Violence Partnerships or People & Culture Administrator on 9689 9588 or at recruitment@whwest.org.au. Please email confidential applications to recruitment@whwest.org.au.

Applications close 9am 15 March 2019.

Position Description: PD IFVS Senior Case Manager Level 5 July 2018V2


Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) Regional Coordinator

  • Ongoing / CFCE, part-time position (0.9 EFT)
  • WHW Enterprise Agreement Level 6, pay point negotiable
  • Salary sacrificing available

The Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) is a Victorian government initiative designed to assist women who are at high risk of family violence to remain in their homes while leaving violence. The PSI Regional Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the PSI program at WHW. Key deliverables of the role include:

  • Coordinate the effective administration and delivery of the PSI
  • Provide in-house training and support for RAMP/FSP team members on core aspects of the PSI
  • Report on local activity to PSI state-wide coordinator and DHHS
  • Ensure that the PSI initiative is clearly communicated to key local stakeholders

The role is paid at WHW EA Level 6, pay point depends on experience (ranges from 81K to 84K) + 9.5% superannuation and salary sacrificing.

All applicants must meet the selection criteria in a brief cover letter (PD link provided below). Applicants who do not meet the selection criteria in their application will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further information, please contact Gracie (People and Culture Coordinator) on either recruitment@whwest.org.au or 03 9689 9588.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed daily with a view to interview and recruit the most suitable candidate as soon as possible.

Position description: PD IFVS Personal Safety Initiative Regional Coordinator Level 6 February 2019 V3


Women’s Health West Board Director

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

Do you want equity and justice for women? Do you live, work or study in Melbourne’s West?

We actively encourage and support all women 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.

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 change 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.

We will appreciate your

  • 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, risk management, 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.