No to Violence is Australia’s largest peak body for services and individuals that work with men who use family violence, and operate the Men’s Referral Service – a free, confidential counselling and referral service.
Our vision is a world which is free of men’s family violence, which deliver through supporting and advocating for the sector, providing sector and workforce development opportunities, and through working directly with men, their friends and family.
Simply put: to stop the high rates of family violence, it is essential to work with the people who are using family violence.
If you are interested in being part of the movement to ending men’s use of family violence, please keep an eye on this page for opportunities.
NTV has a strong focus on supervision and self-care to support this team of dedicated professionals. All successful applicants are provided with training and development.
If you have any questions about our current vacancies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03 9487 4500.
Head of First Nations
Head of First Nations – Position Description
About the role:
The Head of First Nations is responsible for overseeing the development and sustainability of NTV’s partnership and engagement strategy for working with First Nations communities and organisations across Australia. NTV’s objective is to create strong partnerships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and communities to work together to prevent and address family violence. This role is a dedicated and designated First Nations position. In this role, you may be required to represent NTV at conferences to deliver any First Nation workshops and initiatives. This role will require interstate travel.
Responsibilities of the role include, however not limited to:
- Develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including First Nations communities, organisations, and individuals as well as mainstream health, legal and social service providers.
- Engage and consult with First Nations stakeholders as well as non-indigenous services regarding their sector, training, and resource needs.
- Build internal capacity to support First Nations recruitment and retention across the organisation.
- Provide advice and recommendations in working directly with ACCO partners in the achievement of consistent practice mapped to state-based frameworks and standards relevant to Men’s Family Violence interventions, and standards appropriate for risk and safety in working with family violence.
- Lead the NTV RAP committee to prepare each RAP at their different stages – Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate, and report on RAP deliverables.
- Lead the National First People’s Family Violence network.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
- Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or knowledge in the family violence sector or related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of First Nations communities and cultures and the issues affecting them, including family violence, sexual assault, and the protection of children, as well as the underlying contributing factors.
- Experience in identifying, developing, and implementing training within First Nation community.
- Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the area of family violence and its impact on the community.
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills.
- Demonstrated success working within a project management methodology.
- A current Australian Drivers license.
To apply please visit our job ad on Seek and submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience aligned to the Key Role Responsibilities and Mandatory Requirements. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Diversity
No to Violence is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We embrace a culture of diversity that celebrates differences in staff, clients, members and the broader community. We recognise the gendered nature of family violence and support people of all genders to carry out this vital work. We are committed to providing a safe, confidential and welcoming workplace and service for everyone, including people with a disability, people from the LGBTIQA+ community, people from First Nations communities, and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
If you are appointed to a position No to Violence will require you to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks which may include any of the following: an employment history check (requesting disclosure of any current or prior disciplinary actions), a national police check, an international police check (if required), a Working with Children Check (if required), two reference checks from previous employers, eligibility to work in Australia checks and Visa verification, credential checks e.g. sighting/checking of any qualifications and any documentation (including proof of identity documents).
Minimum mandatory qualification requirements for specialist family violence response practitioners
In line with Recommendation 209 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, No to Violence require applicants for specialist family violence response practitioners roles to complete the Minimum Qualifications Pathways and Equivalency Self-Assessment form and attach this with their application.
In this form, Candidates will demonstrate that they;
- are considered EXEMPT under the policy OR
- hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification OR
- have minimum 5 years relevant professional experience, OR a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements OR
- hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathways
Please note that candidates wishing to enter the specialist family violence workforce via a related qualification or 5 years related professional experience pathway, OR the significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience pathways will be required to work towards an equivalent qualification within specified timeframes (as per the mandatory minimum qualifications policy). If you believe these pathways may apply to you and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com to discuss this further.
If you have significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience and have faced significant barriers to education, and would like to enter via this pathway, this can be outlined in your cover letter or CV. Please note that candidates are not required to disclose lived or cultural experiences unless they are applying for this role through the above pathway.
Candidates may be asked to provide or discuss further evidence in the interview, relating to the above requirements.