connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.




  • Co-ordinator RAV's program to assist Vietnamese families to access legally assisted family dispute resolution
  • Part time 3 days per week
  • Base Salary - $80-87k (pro-rata), plus superannanutiaon and tax-free salary packaaging
  • Sunshine location
    This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced Co-ordinator to join our Sunshine centre working with Vietnamese community

  • Salary

    $80-87k base salary (pro-rata) + Superannuation + PBI salary packaging
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please forward a covering letter responding to teh above job requirements including your skills, experience and qualifications and a current resume.

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family services.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 14 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.


About the role:

Reporting to the Senior Manager Western, the Coordinator will be responsible for community development and project implementation for RAV’s new legally assisted culturally appropriate family dispute resolution (LACAFDR) program which aims to improve access to culturally sensitive, enhanced family dispute resolution and family violence services for the Vietnamese community.


The role has primary responsibility for coordinating the ‘Safe Resolutions’ program and as such, solid project and/or co-ordination skills and experience are required. You will co-ordinate client services and operations for this program, undertake record keeping and client evaluation, and engage and collaborate with key stakeholders/partners to achieve the program outcomes.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences (Psychology, social work) or Law or related field (preferable).
  • Coordination and supervision experience within a community based agency setting,
  • Experience and expertise working with families affected by family violence and with CALD communities with the ability to speak Vietnamese (highly desirable))
  • Previous experience working in a community development and education area and/or project implementation capacity (preferable)


This role is based at our Sunshine Family Relationships Centre.  RAV centres may be open, depending on client demand and operational requirements, 1-2 nights per week or a Saturday morning.  Depending upon the role and location, you may be required to work an evening each week or other working hours will be negotiated which may be outside of standard business hours, on a regular basis.


This role is funded for a 2 year period.  The successful incumbent will be offered a long term fixed-term contract period to June 2019.  RAV requires all employees to undertake a satisfactory National and/or International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check prior to employment. 


What we offer: You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience. RAV is an Employer of Choice in the community sector. RAV is a recognised public benevolent institution (PBI) and as such can offer to employee’s additional salary packaging and tax benefits.


 If you have a specific query about this position, please contact Fiona White, Senior Manager Western ph. 0447 490 004.  Applications close on Friday 18/8/16


RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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    Attention: If you have a specific query in relation to this position, please call Fiona White, Senior Manager Western ph. 0447 490 004