The Victorian family violence sector needs people who have social work, and other related, qualifications.
If you are studying social work (or similar) degree or have recently graduated, have you considered a career in the family violence sector?
Do you want to work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding sector that makes a real difference for people affected by family violence?
The Victorian family violence sector needs someone like you.
If you are studying another related degree or vocational qualification, such as psychology, criminal justice, health promotion, or community services, then you too could be exactly what the family violence sector needs.
You will learn and grow through the support of your colleagues, on-the-job training and best practice approaches.
Don’t assume that you are not right for a job in family violence – we need people with diverse backgrounds, experience, qualifications and skills right across Victoria.
Career Insights panel discussion
At the Family Violence Career Insights event, our panel shared their thoughts about starting a career in the sector and answered a range of questions about career paths, roles and opportunities. Take a look at this video of highlights and if you are interested to learn more about what its like working in a family violence role, .
Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program
The Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program (the Program) will recruit new graduates with social work (or similar) qualifications to work in a range of family violence roles across regional Victoria. Graduate roles include victim support, perpetrator, sexual assault and Aboriginal family violence services.
Who can apply?
The Program prioritises new and recent graduates with social work qualifications. However, you are eligible to apply if you have studied another related degree or vocational qualification, such as (but not limited to) psychology, criminal justice, health promotion, or community services. For the purposes of this Program, recent graduate refers to people who have completed all course requirements and will graduate within the next six months through to those who have completed their qualifications within the last two years.
What will the Program offer?
The Program will provide you with an opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge into family violence practice while receiving additional training and developing support. As a graduate, you will have access to monthly facilitated Communities of Practice sessions, an extensive induction, a tailored training and development program and additional supervision and mentoring opportunities.
How does the Program work?
Positions will be available for at least 12 months and you will be remunerated as appropriate for a qualified social worker (or equivalent). Relocation costs will also be available if you move to regional Victoria to take up this opportunity. Each position will be advertised by a specific agency across regional Victoria, with graduates to apply directly to agencies.
How can I apply?
Reviewed 07 June 2021