Working Together Family Violence Prevention Project Worker

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

Cultura offers an extremely generous salary packaging benefit, giving staff the opportunity to salary package up to $18,550 per annum of their pre-tax yearly income. 

The Role:

The Working Together Family Violence Prevention Project Worker will coordinate the delivery of family violence prevention activities for migrants, refugee and asylum seeker communities. They will also support the project lead in the Working Together Strengthening Family Violence Support with Multicultural Communities Project.

This position will be contracted on a fixed-term part-time basis working 22.5 hours per week until 30 November 2023, with the potential to be extended.

About You:

  • Develop positive relationships with partner agencies, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and migrant and refugee communities to support the development and delivery of program objectives;
  • Engage with local communities to increase community capacity to recognise and prevent family violence;
  • Ensure Cultura staff have increased knowledge of the nature of sexual assault, family violence and the MARAM framework;
  • Support the project lead to establish a working group with women from a migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background, partner organisations and Cultura and the implementation of a co-deign framework;
  • Provide services and deliverables in a culturally appropriate manner, with a focus on strengths and consistent with the goals of the community;
  • Respond safely and appropriately if someone discloses family violence and support safe referral pathways to specialist services;
  • Judge stakeholder risks relating to prevention projects as the need arises, escalating to the project lead as required;
  • Work within an evidence-based framework that addresses all violence against women (including family violence) as a gendered issue;
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline desirable (e.g. social work, community development or community services);
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence and a sound understanding of the evidence base around violence prevention;
  • Awareness of the issues that need to be addressed when undertaking family violence prevention activity with culturally diverse groups and communities;
  • Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality and the capacity to apply an intersectional framework to gender equity and the prevention of violence against women;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the community sector;
  • Significant experience engaging with migrant and refugee communities;
  • Experience in responding to disclosures and referring victim survivors of family violence to appropriate services;
  • An unencumbered Victorian driver’s licence;

Lived experience of migration and resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language is highly desirable.

Requirements:

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Working Together Family Violence Prevention Project Worker’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with Police Record Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Carmel Carroll on 0447 815 050 or [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:
December 4, 2022

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Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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