Emma House

Careers at Emma House Domestic Violence Services

Emma House Domestic Violence Services is a feminist organisation, which culturally aligns to feminist values and practices and prides itself on being an employer committed to equal opportunity, diversity and social inclusion. Emma House strives to create a workplace environment that focuses on flexibility and building skills, capacity and opportunity for our employees.

Emma House actively values and promotes diversity, and is committed to being inclusive and respectful to all. We welcome applications from women who are Aboriginal, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women of all abilities.

Working at Emma House can be very rewarding and you will work with great people who all have the same goal – to change the culture of violence in our community and achieve gender and social equality. We offer ongoing training and development opportunities, generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

As a specialist family violence agency providing services to women and children victim survivors of family violence, Emma House holds an exemption under section 89 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to only employ people who identify as female.


Mandatory Minimum Qualifications
As per the minimum mandatory qualifications requirements all candidates wishing to apply for clinical roles must be able to demonstrate that they:

• are considered EXEMPT under the policy OR
• hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification OR
• have minimum 5 years relevant professional experience, OR a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements OR
• hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathways

Mandatory minimum qualifications for specialist family violence practitioners | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)


Current Vacancies

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  • Manager Client Services (Warrnambool)
  • Senior Solicitor (Warrnambool)
  • Outreach Solicitor (Warrnambool)
  • Reception and Administration Officer (Portland)
  • Family Violence Practitioner The Orange Door (Warrnambool)
  • Specialist Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Practitioner (Warrnambool)
  • Specialist Family Violence Practitioners (Warrnambool)

Manager Client Services – full time

Emma House Domestic Violence Service is looking for an experienced leader who is motivated, imaginative, compassionate and courageous to continue our journey of transformation. If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of victim survivors of domestic and family violence (predominately women and children), building positive workplace culture, encouraging ongoing learning and innovation then Emma House would enthusiastically welcome you to our team.

The primary purpose of this role will be:

  • To lead the organisation through the transition and reform happening within the State Family Violence sector.
  • To translate the reform agenda into contemporary service delivery throughout the organisation.
  • To ensure that EHDVSI has a quality staff team, guided by policies, procedures and resources that allow the delivery of a high quality service and response to women and their children who have been impacted by family violence.
  • To lead and monitor the organisation’s clinical governance processes.
  • To oversee a highly collaborative work force with internal and external stakeholder engagement to maximise the outcomes for women and children who have been impacted by family violence.

For further information please contact Sulaika Dhanapala on (03) 5561 1934.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to erins@emmahouse.org.au 

Position Description – Manager Client Services


Senior Solicitor – full time and part time (0.8 FTE – 1.0 FTE)

The Senior Solicitor will work with the Principal Solicitor to provide leadership to the team of solicitors.

The Senior Solicitor will bring expertise in family violence jurisdiction and family law, and work closely with the Principal Solicitor to integrate the legal program into all areas of EHDVSI, to improve access to justice for women and children experiencing family violence.is the first point of contact for victim/survivors at The Orange Door. The role conducts risk and needs assessments, utilising established frameworks, and requires a high level of professional judgement.

For further information please contact Sulaika Dhanapala on (03) 5561 1934.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to patreena@emmahouse.org.au 

Position Description – Senior Solicitor


Outreach Solicitor – full time and part time (0.8 FTE – 1.0 FTE)

The Outreach Solicitor will provide high quality, effective and efficient professional legal advice and casework services to women experiencing domestic/family violence.

The Outreach Solicitor will provide high quality legal services and advocacy in the South-West region and surrounding areas, including legal advice, duty lawyer services, casework, and representation in local courts and at outreach locations, predominantly in family law, child protection, sexual assault, immigration and family violence intervention order matters.

For further information please contact Sulaika Dhanapala on (03) 5561 1934.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to patreena@emmahouse.org.au

Position Description – Outreach Solicitor


Reception and Administration Officer Portland – part time (0.6 FTE)

The Reception and Administration Officer is responsible for the provision of high quality contemporary receptionist and administration functions in support of EHDVSI, its staff and service users, while adhering to EHDVSI’s organisational standards, policies and procedures.

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure a warm and friendly welcoming atmosphere at reception for all service users, staff and visitors alike and to manage office duties in a professional and efficient manner.

For further information please contact Patreena Kelly on (03) 5561 1934.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to patreena@emmahouse.org.au

Position Description – Reception and Administration Officer


Family Violence Practitioner The Orange Door Warrnambool – full time and part time positions available

The Hub Practitioner is the first point of contact for victim/survivors at The Orange Door. The role conducts risk and needs assessments, utilising established frameworks, and requires a high level of professional judgement.

A solid understanding is required of the principles and practices relevant to the Family Violence sector, including the underpinning societal structures that perpetuate gender inequity and contributors to the ongoing disempowerment of women and children.

The role aims to ensure women and children experiencing, or who have experienced family violence, are provided with
• Appropriate risk assessment and safety planning
• Presented with the options for referrals and resourcing to assist them in making informed decisions in regard to their situation
• Facilitating and completing referrals
• Short term supportive counselling
• Provide a point of contact for secondary consultation, advice and information

For further information please contact Rachael T on 1800 271 180 or email rachael.taylor@orangedoor.vic.gov.au

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to hr@emmahouse.org.au

Position Description – TOD Hub Practitioner 


Specialist Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Practitioner – full time

As a member of the Crisis Accommodation Team, the Specialist Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Practitioner provides high quality direct service delivery to the service users in properties of Emma House. The primary objective of Specialist Family Violence Crisis Accommodation Practitioner is to ensure that women and children who have experienced domestic violence are provided with case management, ongoing assessment of the risk posed to a victim survivor and children by the perpetrator, and the development and activation of risk management and safety plans to address the risk. The role aims to ensure women and children experiencing, or who have experienced family violence are provided with the appropriate information, options, referrals, supportive counselling and advocacy to allow them to make informed decisions in regard to their situation.

The role aims to ensure women and children experiencing, or who have experienced family violence are provided with optimally maintained housing, equipment and facilities.

The role aims to ensure women and children experiencing, or who have experienced family violence, are provided with
• Appropriate risk assessment and safety planning
• Presented with the options for referrals, advocacy and resourcing to assist them in making informed decisions in regard to their situation
• Facilitating and completing referrals
• Short term supportive counselling
• Provide a point of contact for secondary consultation, advice and information

For further information please contact Sarah Brittain on 5561 1934 or email sarah@emmahouse.org.au

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to hr@emmahouse.org.au

Position Description – Specialist-Family-Violence-Crisis-Accommodation-Practitioner

 


Specialist Family Violence Practitioners – Full & Part time positions available

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner provides high quality direct service delivery to the service users of Emma House.  The Specialist Family Violence Practitioner is responsible for ongoing assessment of the risk posed to a victim survivor and children by the perpetrator, and the development and activation of risk management and safety plans to address the risk.

The role aims to ensure women and children experiencing, or who have experienced family violence are provided with the appropriate information, options, referrals, supportive counselling and advocacy to allow them to make informed decisions in regard to their situation.

For further information please contact Samantha Croker on 55611934 or email samantha@emmahouse.org.au.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, addressing your suitability for the position to hr@emmahouse.org.au

Position Description – Specialist Family Violence Practitioner


 

 

 

 

 

 

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