Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for an exciting new position of Youth Domestic and Family Violence Response 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 Youth Domestic and Family Violence Response Worker is responsible for supporting the development of collaborative, coordinated responses to young women and gender diverse young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) and sexual violence (SV). This position will work collaboratively across all Programs at Zig Zag to respond to DFV experiences and will work closely with specialist DFV services to assess risk, safety plan and provide coordinated responses to young people experiencing DFV.

The Youth Domestic and Family Violence Response Worker will develop effective referral pathways and ensure culturally appropriate youth service responses to young people impacted by DFV and SV through the development and delivery of professional training and education to workers within the community services and Government service sectors in responding to the specific needs of young people experiencing DFV and SV.

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.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the provision of specialist support to young people affected by sexual violence, domestic and family violence, and/or 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: Youth Domestic and Family Violence Response 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.