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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  • Family Violence Practitioner The Orange Door (Warrnambool)
  • Senior People and Culture Advisor (Warrnambool)

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 Kate Gibson, People and Culture Manager at the SAFV Centre, on 0436 331 027 or email recruitment@safvcentre.org.au.

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

Position Description – TOD Hub Practitioner 


Senior People and Culture Advisor (full time or part time 0.8 FTE)

Emma House and The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre are currently working in partnership to support the organisation to deliver its services, whilst exploring the possibility of a merger. By contracted agreement, The SAFV Centre is providing short-term leadership and oversight of all Human Resources functions of which this role will form part.

The Senior People and Culture Advisor will provide efficient and effective generalist advice to management and staff on human resource related matters. This role will coordinate and assist all levels across the organisation on HR related matters, employee relations, culture and values, industrial relations, recruitment, compliance, employee development and the management of employee files.

For further information please contact Kate Gibson, People and Culture Manager at the SAFV Centre, on 0436 331 027 or email recruitment@safvcentre.org.au.

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

Position Description – Senior People and Culture Advisor

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