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Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Male Youth Advocate, BDVS (full time fixed term, Brisbane) – MICAH Projects

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Micah Projects is seeking a fixed term, full time Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Male Youth Advocate working as part of the BDVS team operating from West End, Brisbane.

About the role – 

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is the specialist domestic violence service for the Brisbane metropolitan region. Brisbane Domestic Violence Service is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney General to provide free and confidential services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic and family violence. BDVS has a focus on achieving safety and stability for the individuals and families.

As a Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Male Youth Advocate, you will work as part of the Safer Families Initiative to support young people and protective caregivers impacted by domestic and family violence to increase safety in the home and reduce the young person’s use of adolescent-to-parent violence.

Please note that this position is open to all genders to apply.

This is a full-time fixed term employment opportunity until end of December 2024, with conditions and salary at Level 4 or 5 of the SCHADS Award dependent on qualifications, skills and knowledge.

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification and/or extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence.

You will also have knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant knowledge of legislation and regulations specifically the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 Section 5A Information Sharing, The Child Protection Act 1999; and an understanding of the Family Law Act.

Demonstrated ability to work and creatively engage young people with complex needs and trauma related behaviours, experience of interventions with young people and families including case management, therapeutic support, psycho-educational intervention, and group facilitation skills, and knowledge of, and ability to apply current theory and practice relating to adolescent-to-parent violence and domestic and family violence are critical to this role.

For more information, view the Position Description

About the organisation –

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. Micah Projects believes that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Benefits of working at Micah Projects:

  • Join a well-recognised multidisciplinary organisation.
  • Salary Packaging options, so you can increase your take-home pay.
  • Access to employee benefits and wellbeing hub.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including further training, so you can broaden your horizons and sharpen your skillset during your time with Micah.

To apply –

Apply at the Micah Projects website

Applicants will be asked to supply a Resume/CV and a two (2) page covering letter addressing the Essential Criteria, along with any other documentation relevant for this position.

While the deadline to receive applications is 5pm, Sunday 21 April 2024, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

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