Domestic Violence Specialist

Employer: YFS Ltd

Region: Logan

Closing Date: 2 November 2020

Job Description:

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Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of an energetic, dedicated, and supportive team working to increase safety of women and children.
  • Benefit from a learning environment, professional development, and a shared approach to challenging work.
  • Take on an exciting part-time opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Jimboomba
Role type: Maximum term part-time 24 hours a week until 30 June 2021
Pay range: $83,046 – $86,805 a year (pro rata) based on experience, with salary
sacrificing available

We are looking for a highly skilled worker who is passionate about women and children’s safety to join YFS’ Domestic and Family Violence Service. The service provides crisis response, counselling within a case management framework, specialised counselling for children, court support and home safety upgrades across Beaudesert and surrounding areas. This position will also work alongside our Responsible Men program (Logan and surrounding areas).

In this job, you’ll work alongside women experiencing domestic and family violence, empowering them to make decisions and take steps towards a future free of violence. You’ll provide advocacy, crisis response and case work, initial and ongoing assessment of risk and safety, and information, advice and referral to internal and external services across Beaudesert, Jimboomba and Logan including one day per week of court-based services at Beaudesert
. You will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting women and children including evidence in practice of your understanding of gendered base violence
  • be confident, competent, and able to work fast while prioritising the safety of our clients
  • be a team player.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description available from, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, flexibility, inclusiveness, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.


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Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job to [email protected].

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed when they are received, and a follow up interview will occur with applicants who meet the criteria.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

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Name: YFS Ltd