- Friday, 8 January 2021 at 3:48 am
Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence the stories of 16 amazing family violence workers were promoted on LinkedIn to attract students, graduates and potential career changers to the family violence workforce.
You can read all the inspiring career case studies on the Family Violence Jobs Hub.
Five of the workers profiled in these case studies formed a panel of experts for an online session on Friday 11 December to share just what it’s like to work in the family violence sector. Claire McEwan hosted the event and posed a range of questions from the audience to the panel members relating to career pathways, their motivations for entering the sector, advice to new entrants, the importance of diversity in the workforce and what skills and qualities are required.
Panel members included:
- Zoe - refuge support worker
- Michael - policy officer in perpetrator services
- Leah - sexual assault counsellor
- Charmaine - Aboriginal family violence prevention
- Amber - specialist family violence response
Over 200 people with an interest in family violence careers attended the event and their feedback was overwhelmingly positive with comments such as "Truly inspiring" and "Extremely interesting and eye opening".
Watch the recording of the Family Violence Career Insights event (1:17)(opens in a new window) and share it with others who may be interested in making a difference in a career that’s meaningful, challenging and rewarding.