Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services



Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services are recruiting for Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Workers to join our dedicated team in delivering collaborative frontline services to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence within the Hunter Valley Region.


The Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker position is an opportunity to use your skills and knowledge of the issues impacting women and children experiencing DFV to make a difference in securing their safety. The successful applicant will be familiar with the referral pathways in the Hunter Valley region with solid experience of working with women and children experiencing DFV and able to provide appropriate information, advocacy, referrals and support. These positions provide the opportunity to participate in a whole of community approach to addressing DFV within our connected community organisation.

The positions will be contracted up to 35 hours per week (negotiable). The positions are remunerated under the NSW SCHaDS Modern Award at Level 5 classification. Carrie’s Place boasts an inclusive workplace with above award conditions. Women who identify as Aboriginal and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Hunter Valley Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (HVWDVCAS) is funded by Legal Aid NSW to deliver key victim/survivor supports within the NSW domestic and family violence response. The aim of the program is to provide threat assessment and safety planning, case coordination, information and court advocacy to women and their children. The WDVCAS is the Local Coordination Point for NSW Police and community referrals for coordinated DFV supports and provides victim/survivor liaison for the Safety Action Meetings.

Carrie’s Place has been providing funded court assistance in the region since 1995 and delivers complimentary support programs including Staying Home Leaving Violence and the Lower Hunter Specialist Homelessness Services. Find out more via the website.


  1. Identify as a woman
  2. Tertiary qualifications in social science or related field (Minimum Diploma level)
  3. A commitment to a feminist philosophy, and the principles of social justice and human rights
  4. Expertise in the issues pertaining to domestic and family violence and the criminal justice system responses including Apprehended Violence Order (ADVO) applications and criminal prosecutions
  5. Knowledge of the intersection between homelessness and DFV, and awareness of homelessness service responses
  6. Demonstrate a high level of emotional maturity, including respectful and ethical behaviour
  7. Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution
  8. Excellent organisational, time management, administration skills and computer literacy
  9. Experience working in specialist domestic violence community organisations or in a similar role
  10. Ability to implement service delivery strategies aimed at ensuring the relevance, accessibility and responsiveness of DFV services to a diverse range of women including Aboriginal women and women from CALD communities.
  11. Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate, trauma-informed support
  12. Demonstrated ability to network and develop working relationships with local community stakeholders
  13. Ability to facilitate group work activities
  14. Hold a current NSW Driver’s Licence
  15. Current clearance in relation to Working with Children Check and relevant NSW Police Force Checks


Please contact us at [email protected] using the position title as the subject line or call (02) 4936 2906 to obtain an employment package and application instructions. 




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