Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for an exciting new position of Community Responses to Violence and Youth Homelessness Worker within our Sexual Assault Program commencing as soon as possible. This new permanent position is flexible with 32-38 hours / week (negotiable) and remunerated at a SCHCaDS Award Level 5 with salary sacrifice available.

Employee Benefits

Zig Zag is a highly regarded organisation that is committed to a safe and supportive work culture that promotes best practice. Zig Zag offers employees above Award employment conditions that include:

  • Flexible work arrangements to support work / life balance
  • Additional 2 weeks annual leave to support worker health and wellbeing
  • Additional personal / carer’s leave to support working women
  • Additional long service leave
  • Generous provisions for professional development, training and supervision

Position Details

The Community Responses to Violence and Youth Homelessness Worker position is responsible for engaging young people in the development of creative community responses to sexual violence, domestic and family violence and youth homelessness through consultations, development of culturally specific community resources, events and social action, and facilitation of group programs.

The Community Responses to Violence and Youth Homelessness Worker position will also strengthen Zig Zag’s capacity engage in alternative justice responses and the development of creative community responses to violence and youth homelessness through undertaking research on successful models and community interventions, and the development of community partnerships to strengthen and create new knowledge to support creative community responses to sexual violence, domestic and family violence and youth homelessness.

Zig Zag employs women only (EEO exempt). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. It is a requirement under Zig Zag’s organisational policy to be COVID19 vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) however exemptions to this policy may apply. 

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor degree qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology, Behavioural Science, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the provision of specialist support to young people affected by sexual violence, domestic and family violence and homelessness and/or development of community responses to violence and youth homelessness.
  • A clearly defined practice framework that incorporates intersectional feminist and social justice perspectives.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license.
  • Possession of a current Working with Children Blue Card.

Applications for this permanent position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please view the Position Description and Selection Criteria here: Community Responses to Violence and Youth Homelessness Worker Position Description and Recruitment Process Information here: Recruitment Process Information 2024. Please note in advance: if you do not follow the directions provided in the recruitment process information you will not be considered for the position. 

For more information about the position please contact Stephanie (CEO, Zig Zag) by email stephanie@zigzag.org.au.