Safety Action Meeting (SAM) Coordinator Peoplefusion


  • Integral leadership role influencing positive change
  • Apply your organisation and stakeholder relationships expertise
  • Above award conditions including a 9-day fortnight

About the company

Carrie’s Place provides domestic and family violence and homelessness services to vulnerable people in the Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Dungog, and Upper Hunter Valley regions.  Carrie’s Place is a safe place for all and has helped change the lives of many in their 40-year history. 
Located in East Maitland, Carrie’s Place services are underpinned by the values of social justice. Their philosophies are based on feminism and human rights and their focus is person centered, based on a strong commitment to the principles of social inclusion and capacity building. 
About the opportunity

The team at Carrie’s Place is excited by the future and the many ways in which they can positively impact the lives of their clients. The Safety Action Meeting (SAM) Coordinator for the Hunter Valley Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (HVWDVCAS) will work cohesively with the Program Manager and will play a key role in supporting the mission of the organisation – to keep women and children safe, housed, and free of abuse.
Other key duties include:

  • Coordinate and monitor SAM’s in the WDVCAS area including secretariat support (developing SAM agendas, recording Safety Action Plans).
  • Ensure timely feedback and data entered regarding referrals that come through the Central Referral Point (CRP).
  • Liaise with clients and key stakeholders to ensure the actions agreed in the meetings are followed through and actioned.
  • Provide leadership support to the WDVCAS Program Manager to develop and administer policies, systems and processes for the effective operation of SAM’s with a focus on compliance and supporting with reporting requirements.
  • Building and maintaining constructive and positive working relationships with SAM members, in particular the SAM Chair and Domestic Violence Liaison Officers (DVLO’s).
  • Participating in relevant community engagement activities.

About you

This is a dynamic and important position within the organisation. The successful candidate will be highly organised, an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, with a focus on building meaningful stakeholder relationships. They will possess strong leadership skills and sound sector experience, with a strong understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence and the dynamics, complexities, and legal and social impact of domestic violence.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Science or related field (minimum diploma level).
  • The motivation and commitment to be a part of the Carrie’s Place leadership team and contribute to improve service delivery.
  • Able to work at pace in a high-pressure environment with excellent attention to detail.
  • A commitment to feminine philosophy, the principles of social justice and human rights with a strong alignment to Carrie’s Place values.
  • A passion and skill for mentoring peers and being a go-to person when team members need support or guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate trauma-informed supports.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Driver’s License, and National Police Clearance will be required.


The position is offered at SCHADS Level 6 and has the benefit of a 9-day fortnight (70 hour working fortnight). As Carrie’s Place is a not for profit this position also has the benefit of salary sacrificing up to $15800 increasing the overall salary package.
How to apply

To learn more about the key responsibilities and company culture of this opportunity, please contact Chelsea Farrar on 02 4927 2027 or Rachael Levey on 02 4927 2029 for a confidential discussion.
Please submit your response with a covering letter and tell us about your interest in the role and how your experience relates to the position. More information about the role can be found on our website.
Applications close 3rd September 2023.
At peoplefusion we don’t just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it! We strive to create an environment of equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, religion or physical ability, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. If you require any assistance with your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.