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An initiative of ‘Our Watch’

Contract role until June 30 2019

A very exciting opportunity is now available for Women’s Safety Services SA to employ a dedicated ‘Voices for Change’ Project Officer.

The Project Officer will lead the trial of the Our Watch Project – ‘A Survivor Media Advocacy Project for the Prevention of Violence against Women’. WSSSA will be one of three States to trial the implementation of the National Our Watch Media Strategy. The Project Worker will lead survivor engagement and training and participate in the evaluation process that promotes and enables women survivors to become advocates.

This program also aims to effect change in community attitudes and public policy in relation to violence against women and its prevention. The Program Officer is responsible for all aspects of this program including working with the participants, intermediary between media and agencies booking the advocates for events; and organising ongoing support and learning opportunities for advocates. It will also include the liaison with other organisations interested in developing media advocacy programs, and the development of systems, policies and procedures and involvement in training delivery.

The right candidate for this position will ideally have experience:

  • Working directly with women who have been impacted by domestic and family violence
  • Demonstrated skills in advocacy work, policy review and report writing
  • Experience working with the media and/or in a communications role
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training programs
  • Well-developed project management skills and ability to deliver to deadlines

Selection criteria includes but is not limited to:

  • A tertiary degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, community Development or other relevant qualification and at least two years relevant experience
  • Commitment to working within a feminist framework and knowledge and or experience in working within the Domestic and Family Violence sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and well developed contemporary IT skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to network and build partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders

This position is a full time role or negotiable for the right candidate.

Applications close at 5.00 p.m. Wednesday the 1st of August 2018. Only candidates successful for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on the positon, please contact Megan Hughes Executive Manager Strategic Projects This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8152 9278 or Jody Koerner People and Culture Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8152 9268


The Property & Asset Management Officer will assist in achieving the organisation’s objectives by providing effective and efficient management of WSSSA Assets and property, and provide administrative and finance support to the Administrative team. This position will also coordinate and manage the Information and communication technology, (ICT) Security systems and external contractors for WSSSA.


Key Functions of the Position include:

  • Provide effective management of Women's Safety Services SA Assets and Property
  • Coordinate and manage information and communication technology, security systems and external contractors
  • Provide administrative and financial support to the Administration team

The hours of the position are full time worked Monday to Friday at Mile End within our Shared Services team.

Desired/Essential Qualifications and experience

Desired/Essential qualifications

  • Associated Diploma in either Administrative, Project management, Technical, Financial and Accounting management and/or experience commensurate with the position.

Competencies and experience

  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the particular needs of women and children affected by Domestic and/or family violence.
  • 3 years’ experience or more working in a similar role with regards to Asset management
  • Understanding of relevant Australian Standards and statutory requirements relating to property, leases and management of maintenance work
  • High-level ability to plan and manage workload
  • Written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate, advocate and resolve conflicts.
  • Organisational skills including working to deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to the attainment of team goals and organisational objectives
  • Experience with finance and accounting systems in particular MYOB
  • High level skills in the use of IT systems and applications such as MS Excel
  • Full drivers License

Must have current DCSI Child related screening to commence employment with an issue date of no earlier than September 2016.

Cover letter addressing the position criteria and resume to be lodged by 5.00 p.m. Wednesday 25th July 2018.  Any queries please contact Jody Koerner People and Culture Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 8152 9268.


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This means a conviction, finding of guilt, on-the-spot fine for, or court order relating to:

  • an apprehended violence or protection order
  • one or more traffic offences involving speeding more than 30 kilometres over the speed limit, injury to a person or damage to property;
  • a crime or offence involving the consumption, dealing in, possession or handling of alcohol, a prohibited drug, narcotic or other prohibited substance;
  • a crime or offence involving violence against or the injury, but excluding the death of, a person; or
  • a minor crime or offence involving dishonesty,

This means a sex-related offence or a crime, including sexual assault, Child pornography or an indecent act involving a child

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If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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