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Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence work project

Background

On 7 December, 2017 the Special Minister of State, the Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC launched the Victorian Government’s 10-year plan for Victoria’s future family violence workforce.

Building from Strength: 10-Year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response (the Plan) will help equip a range of workforces with the expertise and resources to deliver the services and support needed by Victorians impacted by family violence and to prevent it from occurring in the first place. This includes the specialist family violence and primary prevention workforces and other sectors that work with victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence or play a role in primary prevention, such as health, community services, justice and education and training.

The Plan was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and at its centre is building a flexible and dynamic workforce that puts equality, safety and accountability at the core of everything they do.

Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Project

The Plan highlights the need to strengthen pathways for new workers into the specialist family violence and community services service sector to build capabilities of students and graduates to be more “work-ready”.

The Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Project (the Project) is being led by the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Family Safety Victoria, and in partnership with the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS), Domestic Violence Victoria, Domestic Violence Resource Centre and the Future Social Services Institute.

It aims to support the development of the family violence and community services workforce through:

  • Student placements in community services sector organisations which provide specialist and/or non-specialist family violence services
  • Supervision training for experienced workers to enhance their competence and confidence (in working with students and practice entrants)
  • Developing and transitioning graduates and new workers to family violence roles

VCOSS is providing overall project management for the Project, which will be independently evaluated by the Future Social Service Institute.

Participating organisations

The following 34 organisations are participating in the project. Participating organisations will receive dedicated support from a project Capability Building Coordinator (CBC) to be employed by the Host organisation.

Host organisation for Capacity Building Coordinator Participating organisations

Annie North Inc

 

Annie North Inc
Centre for Non-Violence
Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault
Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Bethany Community Support
Child and Family Services Ballarat
Women’s Health Grampians
Berry Street Victoria Berry Street Victoria
Connections UnitingCare
No To Violence
WAYSS (Housing and Support Services)
WISHIN- Women’s Information Support & Housing in the North
Centre Against Violence Centre Against Violence
Junction Support Services
Rural Housing Network Limited (Beyond Housing)
Upper Murray Family Care
Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) Doncaster Community Care and Counselling Centre (DONCARE)
Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS)
Eastern Health (Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault)
Safe Futures Foundation
Victoria Legal Aid (Ringwood)
inTouch (Multicultural Centre against Family Violence) Australian Greek Welfare Society (PRONIA)
inTouch (Multicultural Centre against Family Violence)
Mallee Sexual Assault Unit Mallee Family Care
Mallee Sexual Assault Unit
MDAS (Mallee District Aboriginal Services)
Quantum Support Services Anglicare Victoria (Gippsland)
Latrobe Community Health Service
Quantum Support Services
The Salvation Army (Family Violence Outreach Program) Family Life
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
The Salvation Army (Family Violence Outreach Program)
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

 

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Event:
Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Project Induction 

DAY ONE
Date: Thursday 26 April
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Venue: VCOSS Board Room

DAY TWO
Date: Friday 27 April
Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm
Venue: DHHS

Register here.

Please note: This is an invitation-only event for project participants.

 

 

 

This page will be updated as the Project develops.

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