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Employee Benefits

Refuge Victoria provides rewarding careers for skilled staff who provide inclusive and individualised support to our clients.  We have a family-friendly workplace that values work/life balance and recognises the importance of working within a culturally, physically, and emotionally safe environment.

Refuge Victoria offers:

  • Generous remuneration and salary packaging entitlements to increase take-home pay
  • Accrued day off each month for full time staff
  • Paid parental leave initiatives in addition to the Government Paid Parental Leave Scheme
  • Staff wellness initiatives, e.g. confidential access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Employee Inclusiveness

Refuge Victoria is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion of all individuals from diverse backgrounds and to the safety and inclusion of individuals with a disability.  We recognise intersectionality and celebrate the diverse identities in the LGBTIQAP+ community.  We are committed to supporting, encouraging and ensuring our staff and clients feel safe to be seen and treated as they are. 

We welcome applications from people who meet our advertised position descriptions, irrespective of age, ethnicity, disability, religion or sexual orientation.  Candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

In line with the Royal Commission into Family Violence: Recommendation 209, our specialist family violence case management roles have a mandatory qualification of a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent discipline.  

As a specialist family violence service, we hold an exemption to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 for frontline service staff, so people identifying as female need only apply.

Current Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer

Refuge Victoria is looking for a CEO, who will ensure its ongoing viability and success through effective stewardship and management of day-to-day operations, in keeping with the organisation’s strategic objectives and vision for people to live safely and freely. Read more

Specialist Children’s Worker – Therapeutic Responses

The Specialist Children’s worker has the primary responsibility to provide specialist therapeutic support to ensure young people and families are safe, heal from their experience of family violence and develop resilience into the future. Read more

Case Manager

We are seeking a Case Manager to join our Knox team. Working as part of a dynamic team the Case Manager has the primary responsibility to manage and deliver services for women and children who are experiencing family violence and are accessing Refuge Victoria crisis accommodation and refuge. Read more


Student Placements

Opportunities for student placements in 2022 are currently on hold.  


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