Specialist DFV Advocate – SOS

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 26 July 2024

Job Description:

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is the specialist domestic violence service for the Brisbane metropolitan region. Brisbane Domestic Violence Service is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney General to provide free and confidential services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic and family violence. BDVS has a focus on achieving safety and stability for the individuals and families that we support.

How you will make a Difference:

As a Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Advocate you will work as part of the BDVS team to support people affected by domestic and family violence to live free from abuse by providing emotional and practical support, while promoting change within the community and systems to achieve safety, equality, and respect.

There are multiple employment opportunities (permanent and fixed term full time/part time), with conditions and salary at Level 4/5 SCHADS Award (dependent on qualifications, knowledge).

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification and/or extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence.

You will also have knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant knowledge of legislation and regulations, such as The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 Section 5A Information Sharing, the Child Protection Act 1999 and an understanding of the Family Law Act.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply current theory and practice relating to domestic and family violence and a gendered analysis of this issue, including using a trauma informed approach to support and advocacy, including ability to conduct risk assessments, develop plans around safety and needs identified is essential to this position.

More information about the role and to learn more about the key selection criteria, select the link to the Position Description

Benefits of working at Micah Projects

  • Join a well recognised multidisciplinary organisation
  • Salary Packaging options, increasing your take-home pay while also supporting in house activities
  • Access to employee benefits and wellbeing hub
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including further training, so you can broaden your horizons and sharpen your skillset during your time with us.

How to Apply!

Please supply a Resume/CV and a two (2) page covering email/letter addressing the Essential Criteria, along with any other documentation relevant for this position.

If you believe that you have interest, passion, and desire to make a difference in women’s lives, please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position.

Interviews will be conducted as soon as suitable applications are submitted, and appointment may occur during the advertising period. 

Micah Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.



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