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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

Support Worker – various locations

Working as part of a dynamic team, the family violence support worker assists the work of Refuge Victoria family violence case managers to implement goals and meet needs identified in client plans. The support worker has the primary responsibility to assist in the coordination and delivery of practical supports and resources for women and children in refuge accommodation, experiencing family violence and trauma. The role also requires identifying community resources and linking clients to community-based activities and services. Find out more.


Student Placements

Opportunities for student placements in 2022 are currently on hold.  


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