Family Violence Prevention  Coordinator

Hours: 38 hours per week, maximum term contract 2 years

Location: Epping

Applications close: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 9am

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Brotherhood's Multicultural Communities Team (MCT).

Summary of program and its objectives

MCT works with both established and new and emerging communities, building their capacity and supporting them to achieve their aspirations and ensure that they achieve successful settlement and full access to the social and economic life of Australian society.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Family Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Safer and Stronger Communities (SASC) program will build strong partnerships with relevant partner agencies, migrant and refugee resettled communities with a focus on building prevention expertise and cross cultural capacity. The role will directly with migrant and refugee communities in Melbourne’s north, supporting them to co-design innovative primary prevention initiatives tailored to their needs as they tackle preventing one of society’s top challenges – family violence. This will contribute to ground-breaking work and help develop an evidence base to benefit future generations. You’ll get to be part of helping us better understand what works to prevent violence in culturally diverse communities.

We’re looking for someone with great initiative, passion and community engagement skills. We’re hoping you can bring a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence and a sound understanding of the evidence base around violence prevention. We would value experience in the delivery of service improvement, workplace policy or practice change processes and someone who has highly developed project management skills and experience. We’d also love to benefit from your experience in co-designing and delivering programs for CALD communities. Bilingual skills a bonus!

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • tertiary qualifications in social work, community development, health promotion, organisational psychology, public health or similar with substantial proven experience in the community sector in a senior role
  • demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence, including:

    • the evidence base around violence prevention
    • issues that need to be addressed when undertaking family violence prevention activity with culturally diverse groups and communities
    • the capacity to apply an intersectional framework to gender equity and the prevention of violence against women

  • demonstrated experience engaging with migrant and refugee communities with experience in co-designing and delivering programs with diverse communities and /or facilitating group workshops as well as engaging, empowering and building the capacity of the community
  • experience in the delivery of service improvement, workplace policy or practice change processes with highly developed project management experience and skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups across all levels, as well as public presentation skills
  • effective time management and organisational skills with proven ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines and work both with a team and independently
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • lived experience of migration, and resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language
  • previous experience in a similar role and/or a role in the family violence sector
  • knowledge of the Northern Region communities and services
  • demonstrated experience in driving organisational change and/or service development.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Family Violence Prevention Coordinator position description (PDF, 358kb) or phone phone Hutch Hussein on 9422 5617/0438 507 103 or Joseph Youhana (after the 29th June) on 0402 930 220.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 9am

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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