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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

Financial Accountant

Your responsibilities will encompass a broad range of financial accounting tasks, including accounts payable, bank reconciliations, fixed asset management, and month-end and year-end processes, as well as funding acquittals, budget preparation, and forecasts. You will be the primary finance contact for our various refuge sites, providing essential financial support and guidance. Read more

LGBTIQ+ Refuge to Recovery Case Manager

Refuge Victoria is seeking an LGBTIQ+ Case Manager to join our team on a full time basis. Working as part of a dynamic team the Case Manager has the primary responsibility to manage and deliver services for people who are experiencing family violence and are accessing Refuge Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ Refuge to Recovery program.

Read the position description here.

Read the job advertisement here.

Support Worker

Working as part of a dynamic team, the family violence support worker assists the work of Refuge Victoria Case Managers and Children and Young People’s Practitioners to implement goals and meet needs identified in client plans. The support worker has the primary responsibility to assist in the co-ordination and delivery of practical supports and linking to community resources for Refuge Victoria clients.

Read the position description here.

If you are interested in a Support Worker role at Refuge Victoria, please submit your interest by sending through your CV and cover letter to Tell us home many hours you are looking to work, and whether you based in the east or west of Melbourne.

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