Graduate Family Violence Practitioner – The Orange Door Geelong The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre


Part time or full time fixed term graduate position (minimum 4 days per week)

If you share our vision for a community free from sexual assault and family violence are motivated to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.  We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. We offer career leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

About the graduate opportunity

As a Graduate Family Violence Practitioner, you will work within the multi-disciplinary Orange Door team and learn to deliver high quality, safe and effective service responses to Victorians seeking support and services through The Orange Door.

You will be guided through receiving and managing low and medium risk family violence referrals for women and children to The Orange Door including client screening, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals consistent with the Orange Door operational and practice guidelines, relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks. This is a fast paced, brief intervention case management role with potential to progress into permanent employment.

This role is part of the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program. The Program provides a dedicated pathway for new and recent graduates into the family violence, sexual assault and primary prevention sectors and supports graduates to gain practical skills and knowledge while also receiving additional learning and development support. In addition to state-wide learning and networking opportunities, graduates are supported by a dedicated Learning and Development Facilitator and have access to learning and development opportunities with other graduates throughout the year.

This includes an induction session at the commencement of the Program and monthly community of practice sessions. Graduate’s agencies also have access to a funding allocation to support ongoing learning and development needs over the course of the Program. If you are relocating for the Program, you may also be eligible for a $1,500 contribution towards costs associated with your relocation. To meet the eligibility requirements for the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program, graduates must have completed all course requirements (or will do so before commencing in the Program) or have completed their qualifications within the last two years. For more information on the Program, you can visit Family violence jobs – for Graduates.

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera areas in Victoria. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services from prevention to response, including 24-hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention, professional training and primary prevention services; we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference with a desire to hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You are passionate and knowledgeable about family violence with a Bachelor Qualification in social work or equivalent qualification.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we celebrate diversity and inclusion in all we do. We have a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction and provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements
  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

The SAFV Centre acknowledges and respects the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land.

How To Apply

Applications close 5pm Friday 25 November 2022

For further information on the position and how to apply go to

To apply, please send your resume and response to the key selection criteria to [email protected]All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chantale White on 0487 546 939.



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