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.

Crisis Support Advocate
  • Position based in North Melbourne – close to public transport
  • $35.35 per hour
  • Part time – 53.20 hours per fortnight
  • Generous salary packaging available

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.

Position available:

53.20 hours per fortnight
Week 1: Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Week 2: Wednesday to Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm

 The role:

  • Provide a telephone crisis response and support service to women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Assist women and children to determine their options, identify relevant service pathways and advocate for required support
  • Develop 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 this position by submitting your CV by 9am Monday 28th May 2018 to careers@safesteps.org.au. For further information, contact Gabriella D on 03 9928 984 or email careers@safesteps.org.au.

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Crisis Support Advocate
  • Position based in North Melbourne – close to public transport
  • $35.35 per hour
  • Part time – 60.80 hours per fortnight
  • Generous salary packaging available

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.

Position available:

60.8 hours per fortnight (08 FTE)
Wednesday to Saturday 1:00pm to 9:30pm

 The role:

  • Provide a telephone crisis response and support service to women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Assist women and children to determine their options, identify relevant service pathways and advocate for required support
  • Develop 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 this position by submitting your CV by 9am Monday 28th May 2018 to careers@safesteps.org.au. For further information, contact Gabriella D on 03 9928 984 or email careers@safesteps.org.au.

Click here for a full position description.

Grants and Submissions Writer
  • Part time contract position
  • 3 days per week (preferably Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Generous salary packaging available
  • 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 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 position:

  • Researches upcoming grant opportunities, writes funding submissions, prepares acquittals and reports prospective outcomes
  • Develops strong relationships with key trusts and foundations
  • Fosters internal relationships to identify resource requirements and funding opportunities
  • Matches potential funding opportunities to projects requiring funding
  • Maintains an electronic calendar and archive library of all submissions

You will have outstanding writing and communication skills gained in your previous roles, preferably with a not-for-profit or social change organisation. You will have a successful track record of writing funding applications and knowledge of the philanthropic sector. You demonstrate initiative, attention to detail and the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities and enjoy working in a small, diverse and busy 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 and respond to the key selection criteria in the position description (see link below). For further information, contact Gabriella D on 03 9928 9684 or gabriella.d@safesteps.org.au.

Click here for a full position description.