“So, what do you do?” Growing the family violence workforce

A new jobs hub has been launched to support the growth of the family violence workforce in Victoria.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 3:00 am

The Family violence jobs hub(opens in a new window) is part of an attraction and recruitment campaign developed by Family Safety Victoria in close partnership with the sector.

The “So, what do you do?” campaign aims to promote awareness of the sector and its values, the diversity of jobs, and attract people with the quality and skills the sector needs. The campaign has been informed by research over several months involving potential candidates, existing family violence workers and key stakeholders.

As the entry point for the campaign, the jobs hub is a dedicated recruitment website where jobseekers can learn about family violence, the types of roles that exist and read case studies of workers representing the diversity of the sector.

The jobs hub also offers a jobs portal(opens in a new window) – a free platform to advertise and apply for family violence roles. Jobseekers can use the portal to apply for roles, upload a CV for employers to see and sign up for email alerts to be notified as new opportunities are listed.

Employers in government and not-for-profit organisations can post job advertisements for free, shortlist applicants and search through the resumes of jobseekers who have expressed their interest in working in family violence to fill positions.

This initiative comes out of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which recommended greater support and focus on growing the specialist family violence and prevention workforce, recognising specialist expertise, and increasing diversity.

It is part of a 10-year industry plan to attract and retain a highly qualified workforce and strengthen the capacity of the system to meet the current and future demands for specialist family violence and prevention practitioners.

Family violence organisations can find resources to help spread the campaign messages and information to help attract and retain great people on the Family Violence Jobs – for employers page.