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The Central Coast Domestic Court Advocacy Service are seeking a new team member. The successful applicant must have knowledge and expertise in Domestic and Family Violence and have excellent communication, interpersonal, time management and advocacy skills as well as knowledge of local support services to fulfil our Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) Specialist Worker role.

Following confirmation of 4 year funding in 2020, The Central Coast Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service are seeking to fill the following position:

A Full time - Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) Specialist Worker

This is a full-time position 35 hours per week Monday- Friday under SCHCADS awards with potential appointment until 2024 dependent on completing a successful probationary period.   Above award conditions apply. (Salary Packaging)


Applications Close March 15, 2021
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Job Category Care & Support Work
Job Field Women
Employment Basis Full Time
Salary Range $66,000 — $80,000
Location Central Coast NSW

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Please note: Being female is a genuine occupational classification for this position in accordance with section 31 of the anti-discrimination act 2(H). Women who are Aboriginal, mature aged, Lesbians, women with disability or Women from a CALD background are encouraged to apply.

It is an offence for prohibited persons under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 to apply for the above position.

This position requires a working with children’s check and a National Police criminal history check.

Essential Criteria

1.      Tertiary qualifications in social work, community services or criminal justice and/or equivalent experience in the domestic violence sector, social welfare, and/or the legal system.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and legal and social welfare consequences of domestic violence.

3.      Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence in NSW, including ADVO applications, criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victims’ compensation issues.

4.      Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with clients in crisis and provide appropriate trauma-informed support.

5.      Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with government and non-government service providers

6.      Ability to deliver services in accordance with the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) Service Agreement, WDVCAP Principles, Policies and Standards and other operational documents.

7.      Commitment to working with the team of workers to ensure the highest quality service is delivered to clients.

8.      Ability to work effectively with WDVCAS partners and stakeholders.

9.      Excellent organisational, administrative and management skills.

10.  Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution.

11.  Being a woman. (Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW.

12.  Working with Children Check clearance

Other Information

The Central Coast Domestic Violence Advocacy Service, Local Coordination Point (LCP) receives electronic referrals from NSW Police each time Police attend an incident of Domestic Violence on the Central Coast. When the LCP receives referrals from Police, the DFV Specialist Workers and Safety Action Meeting Coordinator contacts each victim, conducts a risk assessment with her and offers warm referrals to a range of support services including counselling, safety upgrades, housing and refuge accommodation, legal advice, emergency support and more. The LCP also coordinates and monitors Safety Action Meetings (SAM) in which Government and Non-Government members develop safety action plans for victims at serious threat of death, disability or injury as a result of domestic and family violence.

The (DFV) Specialist Worker will assist the Safety Action Meeting Coordinator in the overall administration and coordination of the Local Coordination Point responsibilities. The DFV Specialist worker in partnership with all other DFV Specialist workers will provide clients with an effective, streamlined service.

We are seeking a person with excellent communication, advocacy, and networking skills as well as knowledge and expertise in the area of domestic violence to fill these roles to ensure a timely response to victims at serious threat of injury or death.

How to Apply

Please email or phone between 11am – 2pm Monday - Friday to obtain an application package.

Service Manager Vanessa Molles 4350 3064 or

Assistant Manager Kristy Fisher  4346 4452

All applications MUST address the Essential criteria contained in the application pack to be considered for the position. This is to also include a written covering letter and provide names of at least two work referees.

All applications MUST be emailed to the Manager -

Central Coast Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services Inc

We supported 4004 woman this reporting year with 485 identifying as aboriginal & 360 identify as culturally diverse clients we have had 18,273 service events throughout this period. We have discussed & supported over 400 "At Serious Threat" woman at our Safety action meeting SAM. We have ensured that all Woman referred to our service have access to legal advice & representation.

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