DFV Specialist – Woman’s Advocate Domestic Violence Action Centre


We currently have an amazing fixed term opportunity with a vacancy for:

  • DFV Specialist / Woman’s Advocate – (0.5FTE – 37.5hrs per fortnight / fixed term to December 2024)

Do you

  • Want to make a positive impact in the community?
  • Value service excellence?
  • Love working in a team to make a real difference to reduce gender based violence?

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) works with individuals and communities to eliminate, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, and sexual violence.

Join Ipswich and Toowoomba’s leading Domestic Violence organisation reducing the prevalence and impact of gender-based violence for over 25 years. 

We believe actions speak louder than words; we are known for developing relationships, being our clients’ biggest advocates, and our commitment to get the best outcomes. 

The safety of our team, clients and communities is our top priority.

What do you bring to the team

DVAC has an exemption under Section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) and it is a general occupational requirement that all applicants identify as female.

The Woman’s Advocate is responsible for supporting women whose partner or ex-partners are attending Men’s Behaviour Intervention programs.  Feminist approaches have highlighted the need for safety of women and children to be the primary focus of programs for men who use controlling, abusive or violent behaviours.

The Woman’s Advocate works closely with the Men’s facilitators of our behaviour intervention programs to address any risk identified by the woman.

Selection Criteria:

1. Your understanding of the nuanced and intersectional drivers, dynamics and impacts of domestic and family violence and the dynamics of gender, power and control on victim survivors; 

2. Your understanding of the patterns of perpetrator behaviour beyond individual incidents of violence and how you meaningfully assess these patterns to develop appropriate responses for victim survivors; 

3. Identification of the ways in which children are harmed through experiencing violence, and the tactics of control and abuse of power that they experience;

4. Your understanding of behavioural change processes in relation to domestic and family violence, including knowledge of the structure and content discussed in perpetrator intervention group programs; 

5. Relevant tertiary qualification (Social Work; Psychology; Counselling) and professional experience in one or more of the following fields: domestic, family, or sexual violence; criminal justice, including Community Corrections; Child protection; Human services, including mental health, alcohol and other drug services and gambling support, counselling or other related field.

Please see the Position Description located on our website for further information and key responsibilities.  To apply please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria  along with a current CV by 9am on 14th August 2023.



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