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.


Practice Specialist - Family Violence

  • Key opportunity to contribute and ensure RAV’s family violence services and programs are strengthened.
  • Base salary $95k-102k (pro-rata), Superannuation and tax-free salary packaging benefits.
  • Part-time 3 days per week (.6FTE).

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced professional to join our Practice Quality and Evaluation team, working in this senior family violence specialist role, to enhance RAV programs and services for families, women and children affected by family violence.

  • Salary

    $95,000-$102,000 per annum (pro-rata) superannuation, tax-free benefits
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please forward a covering letter responding to the 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 General Manager, Practice Quality and Evaluation your responsibilities include providing practice leadership for family violence services at RAV by undertaking projects that enhance family violence clinical governance practice, program and service development such as family dispute resolution and family counselling programs.  You will also develop family violence service related policies, procedures and documentation ensuring our programs are aligned within the sector and progressed in relation to developments.  This role will also have oversight of RAV’s Men’s Behaviour Change Program work and building the capacity of clinical supervisors and those who respond to family violence concerns for individuals, families including children.

 Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a related discipline,
  • Community services sector experience, including specific experience in funded family violence programs for individuals and families,
  • Substantial experience working with families affected by family violence, particular in the delivery of recovery services for women and children,
  • Contemporary knowledge of government/sector policy and research in relation to family violence and the capacity to translate this into organisational policy and procedures.

 This role is based in our Melbourne CBD centre.  The successful incumbent will be employed on a long term fixed-term contract to enable them to successfully lead and develop family violence related programs and services for RAV across Victoria.

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 employees additional salary packaging and tax benefits.

   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 about this position, please contact Emily McDonald, General Manager Practice Quality & Evaluation, ph. 0400 889 790