Specialist Family Violence roles – Eastern suburbs Eastern Domestic Violence Service


  • Looking for a change? Family violence work could be for you
  • Join a leading specialist service to deepen your family violence understanding and practice
  • Multiple ongoing full time and part time (0.8 or 0.9) roles available
  • Want to know more? Come to our Careers Information Night on 21 Nov 2022

Shockingly, a woman is killed by her intimate partner on average every week. Imagine the impact you can make by working with women and children experiencing family violence.


We are a leading specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Our vision is for our community to be free from family violence where everyone is safe.

We’ve grown to a team of around 150 people in recent years, as response service have expanded following the Royal Commission into Family Violence. We provide access and initial response services in partnership with other agencies through The Orange Doors in Croydon and Box Hill, and case management services through our support and recovery team in Ringwood.

We also work to change attitudes to gender equality to prevent violence from happening in the first place, and equip the community to respond to disclosures of abuse. We do this through a range of initiatives delivered by our primary prevention, education and training team.

Our work is guided by our Theory of Change which sets out who we will work with, what we want to achieve and the pathways we will take to work towards a community free from family violence where everyone is safe.

We apply an intersectional lens to all of our work. Our approach is trauma informed, strengths based, and person centered.

What our clients are saying:“My case manger supported me with deep care. She helped me in every aspect through her wisdom and patience. She makes sure that I am doing well. Without her, I wouldn’t be as hopeful.”

What our people are saying: “I love the culture at EDVOS and how supportive the environment is. It’s something I had not experienced until I came here.”


Due to our significant growth, we have multiple ongoing roles available:

  • Full time and part time (0.8 or 0.9 FTE)
  • Salary circa 90k plus super and generous not for profit salary packaging to increase take home pay.

As a Practitioner in the Orange Door, you’ll work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of people from partner agencies to engage primarily with women and children to complete risk assessments (MARAM) and safety planning. You’ll also connect victim survivors with other services to ensure a holistic response.

As an Advocate in our Support and Recovery team you will work with victim survivors referred through the Orange Door and tailor a support plan to their needs. Alongside practical things like continued risk assessment, safety planning and support to navigate the court system, you’ll work with victim survivors to hold hope, validate experience, and build empowerment and self-belief.


  • We are a specialist service so we can help you build a deep understanding of family violence practice
  • We offer wrap around support for new people to develop skills on the job
  • We are a welcoming, supportive and inclusive team – we are proud of our culture
  • We walk the talk on inclusion: bring your whole self to work
  • We believe in lifelong learning and support you to engage in professional development
  • We have great benefits like parental leave, EAP and wellbeing supports
  • We know flexibility is important – work a day a week from home in full time roles


You might be…

  • A person with lived experience of family violence wanting to help others in similar situations
  • Studying social work or a related social services qualification and thinking about family violence as a career
  • Working in social services like mental health, homelessness or AOD and looking for a fresh opportunity
  • An experienced family violence practitioner wanting to join a progressive specialist service

We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and welcome interest in our work from people with a range of experiences.

You will be deeply aligned with our values and understand that gender inequality is one of the main drivers of family violence. You’ll be motivated by advocating and upholding the rights of women and children to be safe and free.

Following recommendations by the Royal Commission it has become a requirement for Family Violence Practitioners to have, or work towards, minimum qualifications like a social work degree, or Graduate Certificate in Family Violence. If you don’t have these qualifications but are interested in our work, please reach out for a chat about pathway options.


***Careers Information Night – Monday 21st November 5.30 – 7.30pm, Ringwood***

Join us for nibbles, meet our friendly team, and learn more about working in Family Violence

To find out more, register for our Careers Information Night by contacting [email protected] or call Gina Kennard or Jane Threader on 03 9259 4200 for a conversation about our employment opportunities.

For a Copy of the Position Description or to apply, please include a CV and brief Cover Letter outlining the following to [email protected] (subject line ADS SFVA/SFVP):

  • What motivated you to apply for this role?
  • What strengths, skills and experience you could bring to EDVOS?

There is no closing date for these opportunities so don’t delay, apply now!

We will be in touch with you shortly after you have applied to discuss your application.


Due to the specialist nature of the work and services EDVOS provides EDVOS predominantly employs women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, as per the findings of Equal Opportunity exemption H327/2017 and by special measure.

EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI.

EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children. All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.



Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Job Salary

Salary circa 90k + super + NFP salary packaging