Family Violence Practice Lead

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DJ3530JULY2024

Reference: VG/DJ3530JULY2024

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Utilise your Community Services expertise to provide support and advice to the Victim Services Support and Reform branch
  • An Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $92,332 - $104,762 plus superannuation.

About the Business Unit:

Victim Services, Support and Reform (VSSR) is a part of the Police, Racing, Victims and Coordination Division of the Department of Justice and Community Safety and is responsible for coordinating a suite of services for victims of crime including funding state-wide services to provide eligible victims with practical assistance, counselling and support through the justice system as well as operating the Victims of Crime Helpline (Helpline).

About the Role:

Reporting to the Senior Family Violence Practice Lead, the Family Violence Practice Lead (FVPL) is responsible for developing and supporting family violence practice across the Helpline team ensuring the delivery and provision of high quality and effective services to Victorian family violence victim-survivors seeking support via the Helpline.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Monitoring and coordinating the family violence service response by the Helpline, ensuring that services are delivered appropriately and in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing the Helpline staff to deliver a high standard of service when responding to family violence, including perpetrator identification
  • Responding to complex enquiries, identifying and acting on priority and urgent matters, and assisting staff in providing information for more complicated issues.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in adopting rigorous approaches to intake assessment, referral, and risk assessment activities within a family violence context
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of effective, on-going services to victims of crime and their families informed by organisational guidelines, appropriate theoretical frameworks, and best practice models in direct service delivery
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues pertaining to crime victimisation to achieve desired outcomes for victims of crime and system improvement.


For more information on the skills you'll need to perform this role, please read the attached Position Description.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Family Violence Practice Lead

Job type:

Full time

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Lisha Rakhyani on 0448 272 657 | Lisha.rakhyani@justice.vic.gov.au

Family Violence Practice Lead