We are hiring: Administration Support Officer

We are hiring: Administration Support Officer

We are hiring:

Administration Support Officer

Would you like to join a dynamic and fast-growing organisation and enjoy a variety of duties supporting a diverse range of programs?

Do you have a passion for feminist principles and the rights of women with disabilities?

Are you looking to utilise your excellent all-round administrative and organisational skills within a small friendly team?

 The Administration Support Officer is a position within the Operations team, dedicated to providing administrative support to staff delivering WDV’s corporate and program activities. 

Hours are 60.80 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE) to be worked over Monday to Thursday.

The position is from date of appointment until 30 June 2022 and is subject to a three-month probationary period. 

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Position Description (PDF version)

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 12 March 2021

Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action

Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action

Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action

As part of the 2021 International Women’s Day Celebrations, Women with Disabilities Victoria are holding a FREE webinar and launch of our newest resource Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action.

Women with disabilities experience high rates of gender and disability-based violence.  

It is essential that we highlight the specific drivers of violence against women with disabilities and the specific actions that we can take as a society to prevent this targeted violence. 

Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action have been developed to expand upon the important work we have been doing at WDV and Our Watch’s Change the Story national framework by placing a disability lens over the evidence of what works to prevent violence. 

This important event is open to those who work in the disability, social services and the Prevention of Violence Against Women sectors. 

 

The event will be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021, from 11:00am to 12:30pm. 

Register by 8th March 2021 via this link 

For more information contact Carly Myers on carly.myers@wdv.org.au or 0430 231 557  

Please see flyer

#WDV #ChooseToChallenge campaign #IWD2021

Training for social services and disability workforces

Training for social services and disability workforces

Training for social services and disability workforces

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.

This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Session 1:
    Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Session 2:
    Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Session 3:
    Prevention in Action

Details

Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday 16th March 2021

Session 2: Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Session 3: Tuesday 30th March 2021

Time: 10:00am–1:00pm

Location: Online via Zoom (details will be provided upon registration)

Register: by Tuesday 9th March 2021 via this link

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on olivia.franklin@wdv.org.au or 0433 691 548

 

What you will learn

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disability
  • Impacts of violence against women with disability
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disability

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disability
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disability

Session 3: Prevention in Action

  • How we can be active bystanders to prevent violence against women with disability
  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence.

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

Pricing
(per participant, including GST)

 

Organisation (cost per person) $50 per session

Individual/sole trader $25 per session

Training Flyer  (Microsoft Word version)

Respect, Inclusion and Equality: Building Workforce Capacity to Prevent Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Respect, Inclusion and Equality: Building Workforce Capacity to Prevent Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Respect, Inclusion and Equality: Building Workforce Capacity to Prevent Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Victoria are hosting an event to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities.

We would like workforces working with women with disabilities to join us

We will be showcasing our new workforce development resources along with a panel discussion on prevention of violence against women with disabilities.

  • Presentation from CEO launching new resources
  • Presentation on prevention of violence against women with disabilities
  • Panel presentation and audience Q&A on respect for women with disabilities

Details

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020

Time: 10am–12pm

Location: via Zoom

Cost: Free

Register: by 2 December via Eventbrite via https://respectinclusionandequality.eventbrite.com.au

For more information contact Nicole Smith on nicole.smith@wdv.org.au

View Microsoft Word version

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.

This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Session 1:
    Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Session 2:
    Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Session 3:
    Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

Details

Date: Session 1:
Thursday 29 October

Session 2: Thursday 5 November

Session 3: Thursday 12 November

Time: 10am–1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register:
by Monday 26th October 2020 on EventBrite: https://arighttorespectworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on 0433 691 548.

What you will learn

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disability
  • Impacts of violence against women with disability
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disability

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disability
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disability

Session 3: Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence.

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

Pricing
(per participant, including GST)

Organisation (cost per person)

  • 1 x session delivery $50
  • 2 x session delivery $10
  • 3 x session delivery $120

Individual/sole trader

  • 1 x session delivery $25
  • 2 x session delivery $50
  • 3 x session delivery $65

It is not essential to attend all three sessions, but please note that Session 1 is a prerequisite for Sessions 2 and 3.

View the training flyer (Microsoft Word version)

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.

This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Session 1:
    Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Session 2:
    Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Session 3:
    Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

Details

Date: Session 1:
Tuesday 8th September
OR Thursday 10th September

Session 2: Tuesday 15th September

Session 3: Tuesday 22nd September

Time: 10am–1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register:
by Wednesday 2nd September: https://arighttorespecttraining.eventbrite.com.au

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on 0433 691 548.

What you will learn

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disability
  • Impacts of violence against women with disability
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disability

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disability
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disability

Session 3: Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence.

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

Pricing
(per participant, including GST)

Organisation (cost per person)

  • 1 x session delivery $150
  • 2 x session delivery $200
  • 3 x session delivery $250

Individual/sole trader

  • 1 x session delivery $80
  • 2 x session delivery $100
  • 3 x session delivery $120

It is not essential to attend all three sessions, but please note that Session 1 is a prerequisite for Sessions 2 and 3.

View training flyer (Microsoft Word version)

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Workforce Capacity Building Officer – Gender and Disability Equity

We are currently looking for an experienced Workforce Capacity Building Officer Gender and Disability Equity.

Hours are 60.80 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE) to be worked over Monday to Thursday each fortnight.

This position is from the date of appointment to 30 June 2021, and may be extended subject to funding.

Please note:

All applicants should be aware that this project will require the successful candidate to work with organisations working in the Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW), and will bring the successful candidate into contact with information related to violence against women with disabilities.

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Applications close at 9:00am on Monday 31 August 2020

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Victoria, Workforce Development Program on Gender and Disability (WDV) and Genetic Support Network of Victoria (GSNV) present: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities webinar.

This webinar will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can contribute to violence prevention through your work. You will gain awareness of the causes and types of violence;dynamics of power and control; an introduction to managing disclosures; and referral organisations and self-care. You will be directed to resources to support you in your work. The webinar will also include a panel discussion with experts in family violence, disability and advocacy

This webinar will benefit genetic support group members, advocates allied health professionals, parents and/or carers, students, and academics.

This webinar is jointly presented by Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) and Genetic Support Network of Victoria (WDV).

Date: Thursday 3rd September 2020

Time: 10:30am–12:00pm

Location: online via Zoom (details will be provided upon registration)

Register: by Monday 30th August 2020 via Eventbrite: https://gsnv_wdv_webinar.eventbrite.com.au/

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on olivia.franklin@wdv.org.au

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Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Have you ever considered becoming a WDV Board Member?

The WDV Board meets regularly to make decisions about the strategic direction of the organisation.

Current WDV Board Members are hosting an online Zoom session for members who would like to join the Board.

The session will explain how the WDV Board operates and will offer an opportunity for you to ask questions and register your interest in joining the Board. 

Date: Wednesday 5 August 2020

Time: 5:15 – 6:15pm

Register via EventBrite link: 

https://boardinformationsession.eventbrite.com.au

or by emailing rsvp@wdv.org.au, or by phoning 9286 7800.

A Microsoft Word invite is available here

We hope to see you there!

 

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Women with disabilities experience high rates of violence, gender and disability inequality and discrimination.

The Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program, funded by the Office of Women, have developed a suite of seven resources to assist disability, social services and violence workforces to prevent violence against women with disabilities and promote equality and empowerment opportunities. For any questions regarding these resources or training on preventing violence please contact bianca.evans@wdv.org.au.

New Resources for disability workers on family violence and disability

Women with Disabilities Victoria have published a set of guides to accompany the Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Family Violence and Disability Films. 

These guides correspond with the theme of each film:

Preventing and Responding to Family Violence

This guide provides an overview of all four videos. It also explains what family violence is, the impacts of family violence and why it is preventable and where to go for additional information and support.

Primary Prevention of Family Violence

This guide focuses on primary prevention of violence against women with disabilities. It explains the drivers – or causes – of violence against women with disabilities. It also identifies some of the actions people can take to challenge the attitudes and practices that allow violence to occur in the first place. It also includes information on where to go for additional information and support.

Early Intervention in Family Violence

This guide focuses on early intervention of violence against women with disabilities. It explains, what early intervention is, how to recognise some of the early warning signs that someone might be at risk of family violence and early intervention tools you could use to support your clients.

Responding to Family Violence

This guide focuses on responding to violence against women with disabilities. It explains, what is response, the principles of response and best practice in handling disclosures as well as a responding to disclosure checklist. It also includes information on secondary consults and warm referrals and tips on looking after yourself when hearing disclosures or talking about family violence.

These films were produced as a collaboration between Women with Disabilities Victoria and National Disability Services.

View the resources  (which are gradually being released).