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DVassist is a unique and innovative organisation, newly established to specifically support people living in regional, rural and remote WA who are impacted by domestic and family violence, and sexual assault.  We know that the isolation of victims within rural and remote communities can both compound the level of domestic violence, while also restricting the ability to access services that are available to provide domestic and family violence specialist support.  We provide locally focused telephone advice and support which includes information and referrals; safety planning and assessment; single and multi-session counselling and into the future on-line chat and practical case management for people experiencing violence and people using violence in distinct WA regional, rural and remote communities.

Register your interest

To register your interest in working with us as a specialist domestic violence telephone counsellor, please forward your CV along with a 2 page (maximum) covering letter to admin@dvassist.org.au.

Current Vacancies:

 

Family and Domestic Violence Counsellors

  • Exciting opportunity to join a newly established service supporting those in regional, rural and remote WA impacted by domestic or family violence
  • Flexible work practices – Part time roles (Day/Evening and Weekend shifts available)
  • Friendly, supportive and passionate management and Board

About the Organisation:

DVassist is a unique and innovative new organisation that addresses the complex issue of abusive relationships in regional, rural and remote areas by providing readily accessible support and services to impacted by domestic and family violence. We deliver telephone support, counselling and case management as well as webchat support and an online service directory. We are a small team of experienced and passionate family and domestic violence advocates who are committed to robust services for people living in RRR WA.

About the Role:

Exciting opportunity for professional, motivated and team-oriented family and domestic violence practitioners to join our team. The primary duties of this role are to provide telephone and webchat interventions to anyone impacted by family and domestic violence living in regional, rural and remote Western Australia.  The position is located in Subiaco, however the opportunity to work from home will be available towards the end of the year.

Due to expanding hours of operation we now have a variety of shifts available between 10am – 10pm Monday to Sunday and seeking applicants that can work across days/evenings.  We would consider applicants who are keen to work between 3 to 7 shifts per fortnight. Being a new service, our staff are also required to be flexible and adaptable to support our clients as the service evolves.

About You (Essential Requirements):

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling, behavioural or social sciences or other appropriate qualification/s and solid experience in the FDV
  • 2 + years delivering trauma-informed responses in a counselling and/ or case management framework
  • Able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the barriers and complexities that exist for regional, rural and remote WA communities in accessing services
  • Well developed knowledge and analysis of the effects, causes and dynamics of family and domestic violence
  • Knowledge of the family and domestic violence service ecosystem throughout WA
  • Sound IT skills and experience working with a variety of databases
  • Current WA Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance or commitment to obtain
  • Right to work in Australia
  • Flexibility to work across day/evening and weekend shifts
  • Able to commence by 23 August 2021

Full details of the selection criteria and essential requirements in addition to the above are in the Position Description – FDV Counsellor.

Why Join DVassist:

  • We are committed to delivering best-practice responses that contribute to the evidence-base of trauma-informed initiatives
  • Flexible and family-friendly workplace
  • Generous salary packaging, meal and entertainment card and discount program available
  • EAP support and Professional Supervision provided

How to Apply for this Job:

  • Review the Position Description – FDV Counsellor
  • Send a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that outlines why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience match the essential requirements and provide a current resume
  • Submit your application online via SEEK

Applications will be considered as they arrive, so early application will be advantageous.  If further information is required please contact Jacinta via email jacinta@dvassist.org.au.

Please note those applications without a cover letter and the right to work in Australia will not be considered.

We thank you for your interest in the role, however only those applications shortlisted for interview purposes will be contacted by telephone .

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Personal Assistant / Office Administrator

  • Opportunity to grow with our new Service based in Subiaco
  • Small friendly, supportive and fun team making a difference in regional/rural WA
  • Full time position

 About the business:

DVassist is a unique and innovative new not-for-profit organisation that addresses the complex issue of domestic violence in regional, rural and remote areas by providing readily accessible advice and services to assist people to live meaningful and safe lives. We do this via an online information hub and service directory, and free telephone and web-chat counselling services.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced personal assistant and office administrator to support the seamless operation of our small office and provide direct support to our Operations Manager.

This split role will include activities such as:

Personal Assistant

Providing direct support to the newly appointed Operations Manager including:

  • fundraising related appointment setting, document and proposal preparation, presentation and briefing papers preparation, response coordination, event coordination, monitoring raised funds, commitments and payments from supporters and funding bodies
  • assisting with coordinating, writing and submitting funding and grant applications
  • assisting with loading and managing funding network data (contacts, activities and insights) into the CRM.

Office Administrator

Co-ordination and follow up of administrative daily tasks; generating correspondence; reception duties (phone and face to face); managing the upkeep of office amenities, stationery and general housekeeping; pre-approving invoices, expense reconciliations, managing our document management system, providing basic IT support to staff and liaison with our external IT partners, assisting with recruitment, induction and staff training.

Assisting on special projects as required.

This is a newly created full time role with lots of variety and an opportunity to make the position your own, reporting to the Operations Manager.

About You:

We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and happy to work independently in a small office and in addition:-

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role (business/administration qualifications would be well regarded)
  • A keen and fast learner with a ‘can do’ friendly approach
  • Solid IT skills and intermediate in Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Keen to work in the NFP sector and understand the need for confidentiality and flexibility.

If you are a self starter, possess a dedicated work ethic, enjoy providing support in a small office environment and want to part of a friendly team, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits:

  • Flexible work practices and family friendly workplace
  • Generous salary packaging, meal and entertainment card
  • EAP support
  • Subiaco location

This role includes:

The full-time salary on offer is $67,478 per annum plus superannuation. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), DVassist employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay. This is a contract role to June 2022.

How to apply for this job:

Don’t delay in applying as applications will be considered as they are received but submissions will close latest 19th July 2021.  Applications must be submitted through SEEK.  Please include a Cover Letter (maximum 2 pages) advising us why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience match the requirement of the position, as well as your accompanying resume.

Please note those applications without a cover letter and the right to work in Australia will not be considered.

We thank you for your interest in the role, however only those applications shortlisted for interview purposes will be contacted.

 

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