24/7 family violence
response phone line
1800 015 188

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is Victoria’s state-wide 24/7 service for women and their children experiencing family violence. We are the central point of contact for the specialist family violence service system across Victoria, providing immediate support, risk assessments, safety planning, emergency accommodation, information, advocacy and referrals to women and children experiencing abuse.

safe steps is currently recruiting for the following positions. Click the arrows for position details.

Chief People and Culture Officer
  • How would you like the opportunity to be at the centre of the biggest change in the family violence sector in Australia’s history? Here’s your chance to contribute to the elimination of the biggest scourge of our time – violence against women and children
  • 0.8 FTE fixed term contract to 30/06/19
  • $75,000 to $80,000 pro rata salary plus super and generous salary packaging available
  • Based in North Melbourne
  • Attractive employee benefits

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is the state-wide 24/7 service for women and children experiencing violence providing immediate support, information, advocacy, referral and emergency accommodation. safe steps is the central point of contact for the specialist family violence service system across Victoria.

This is an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference at the centre of the biggest changes in the family violence sector in Australia’s history. You will be working in a feminist organisation with supportive and friendly colleagues and managers that are committed both to ending family violence and your ongoing development.

This senior position:

  • Is responsible for providing services, strategies and knowledge management systems across the workforce continuum from pre-recruitment to retirement, congruent with safe steps Strategic Plan
  • Enables safe steps to be an employer of choice through implementation of strategies that capture and grow the required workforce competencies within a positive workplace culture and compliant with all statutory requirements relating to workforce issues
  • Is responsible for developing and embedding people and culture policies and procedures that foster a supportive and compliant workforce culture

You will have qualifications in human resources as well as a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior people and culture role. You will have exceptional interpersonal skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills combined with sound knowledge of, and the ability to apply, State and Federal legislation as it applies to people and culture.

safe steps has an Equal Opportunity Exemption and applications for this role are open to female candidates only under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Women with a disability, Indigenous women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check (including an international police check if resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last ten years), Working with Children Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

Apply for this position by submitting your application letter and CV by 11:45pm 7th January 2018 to careers@safesteps.org.au. For further information, contact Gabriella Da Campo on 03 9928 9600 or gabriella.d@safesteps.org.au.

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Crisis Support Advocate – Night shift
  • How would you like the opportunity to be at the centre of the biggest change in the family violence sector in Australia’s history? Here’s your chance to contribute to the elimination of the biggest scourge of our time – violence against women and children
  • Permanent part time position
  • Wednesday to Saturday 9pm to 7am
  • $33.98 per hour plus penalties, super and generous salary packaging available
  • Attractive employee benefits
  • Position based in North Melbourne

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is the state-wide 24/7 service for women and children experiencing violence providing immediate support, information, advocacy, referral and emergency accommodation. safe steps is the central point of contact for the specialist family violence service system across Victoria.

This is an outstanding opportunities to make a real difference at the centre of the biggest changes in the family violence sector in Australia’s history. You will be working in a feminist organisation with supportive and friendly colleagues and managers that are committed both to ending family violence and your ongoing development.

This position:

  • Provides a telephone crisis response and support service to women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Assists women and children to determine their options, identify relevant service pathways and advocate for required support
  • Develops family case plans and conduct risk and needs assessments

You will have experience in working in the family violence, mental health, housing or drug and alcohol sectors as well as experience in conducting assessments. You are client focused, working efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment and love working in a team environment.

safe steps has an Equal Opportunity Exemption and applications for this role are open to female candidates only under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Women with a disability, Indigenous women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check (including an international police check if resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last ten years), Working with Children Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

Apply for these positions by submitting your CV by 9am 20 December 2017 to careers@safesteps.org.au. For further information, contact Gabriella Da Campo on 03 9928 9600 or gabriella.d@safesteps.org.au.

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Specialist Trauma Counsellor
  • Multiple part-time and full-time positions
  • Positions based in North Melbourne
  • Close to public transport 

safe steps joins with 1800 RESPECT and a newly formed nationwide panel of specialist providers to deliver telephone counselling and recovery services to people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence.

Are you a qualified and experienced counsellor with a passion for trauma informed care, and with three years full-time equivalent experience?

Join a professional, supportive and highly motivated team located within a leading specialist state-wide organisation.

Multiple full-time and part-time trauma counselling positions are available to provide 24/7 service coverage.

Successful candidates must be available for a two week full-time induction process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

safe steps has an Equal Opportunity Exemption and applications for this role are open to female candidates only under EO exemption A366/2011.

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For further information, or to apply, contact: Chief Projects Officer Trish O’Donohue 9928 9600 or careers@safesteps.org.au

safe steps has an Equal Opportunity exemption to employ only women – Exemption H42/2017.