Domestic and Family Violence Early Childhood Advocate Micah Projects

JOB DESCRIPTION

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is the specialist domestic violence service for the Brisbane metropolitan region. Brisbane Domestic Violence Service is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney General to provide free and confidential services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic and family violence. BDVS has a focus on achieving safety and stability for the individuals and families that we support. 

How you will make a Difference:

As a Domestic and Family Violence Early Childhood Advocate work as part of the BDVS Child and Youth team to support protective safe parents and children aged 0-5 impacted by domestic and family violence, to live free from violence and to assist with the emotional and practical needs and issues arising from their experience.

There are full time and part time permanent employment opportunities, with conditions and salary at Level 4/5 of the SCHADS Award dependent on qualifications and/or experience.

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification and/or extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence.

You will also have knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant knowledge of legislation and regulations, such as The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 Section 5A Information Sharing, the Child Protection Act 1999, and an understanding of the Family Law Act. 

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply current theory and practice relating to domestic and family violence and a gendered analysis of this issue, including using a trauma informed approach to support and advocacy, including ability to conduct risk assessments, develop plans around safety and needs identified is essential to this position.  

As this is an Early Childhood Advocate role, a demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the nuances, characteristics, and dynamics of the impacts of trauma and DFV on early childhood, parenting and attachment and ability to provide psychoeducational interventions, group facilitation and support strategies with safe parents and children aged 0-5 is critical.

More information about the role and to learn more about the key selection criteria, select the link to the Position Description. 

Benefits of working at Micah Projects

  • Join a well recognised multidisciplinary organisation
  • Salary Packaging options, so you can increase your take-home pay
  • Access to employee benefits and wellbeing hub 
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including further training, so you can broaden your horizons and sharpen your skillset during your time with us.

How to Apply!

Please supply a Resume/CV and a two (2) page covering letter addressing the Essential Criteria, along with any other documentation relevant for this position. 

If you believe that you have interest, passion, and desire to make a difference in women’s lives, please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position.

Please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position. While the deadline to receive applications is 5pm, Monday 30 October 2023, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

Micah Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.