Director, Family Violence Safety Action Program
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 12 December 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $135,355 - $152,377 plus superannuation
Position No: 58844
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 November 2022
Contact Officer: Margie Rowe on margie.rowe@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 9296

Details: The ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner (VOCC) is seeking an outstanding leader with excellent management and communication skills to lead the Family Violence Safety Action Program (FVSAP) within the ACT Human Rights Commission. Established in 2020, the FVSAP is an expansion of the ACT family violence intervention program and seeks to improve the safety of victim survivors by:

  • enabling ACT Government, community and justice agencies to implement an integrated risk assessment and response model that collaboratively identifies, assesses and responds to high-risk Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) cases
  • providing a forum for the sharing of information that increases the visibility and accountability of DFV perpetrators
  • developing coordinated safety action plans
  • improving understanding across government and non-government agencies of the dynamics of DFV, victim survivor safety and perpetrator accountability.
  • Working closely with the VOCC, the Office of the Coordinator General for Family Safety and the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, the Director will:
  • Lead and support a multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver FVSAP activities.
  • Invest in strong working relationships with Program stakeholders to facilitate their active participation in the FVSAP, and to inform ongoing monitoring and development of FVSAP processes.
  • Chair fortnightly FVSAP meetings with the goal of sharing information, building trust and driving a strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • Deliver FVSAP reporting, including data collection and identification of gaps and trends that highlight the need for training, practice, policy or law reform.
  • This is a challenging role which requires significant experience providing case coordination to people affected by DFV. In particular, the role requires experience, or demonstrated knowledge of, risk assessment and response frameworks and strategies to improve DFV perpetrator visibility and accountability.
  • The ACT Human Rights Commission values its diverse work team. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/other requirements:

Professional / Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated significant experience providing case coordination to people affected by DFV.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment and response frameworks when engaging with DFV perpetrators, including strategies to improve perpetrator visibility and accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and advise on legislation or other material relating to FVSAP operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing data collection and undertaking research, analysis, investigations or reviews to support systemic change.

Compliance Requirements/Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of the legal and service systems that interact with persons affected by, or using, DFV is highly desirable.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au).
  • This position requires a National Police Check.

Notes: This is a full-time permanent position available immediately. An order of merit or merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future similar vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply:  See the attached Position Description for further information regarding duties and responsibilities. Interested applicants should prepare a two page pitch addressing the selection criteria with a focus on leadership capabilities and engagement with DFV perpetrators. Please upload your pitch, along with a curriculum vitae and the contact details of at least two referees.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.