Safety Action Meeting Coordinator

Fixed term contract until 30 June 2028 (in line with Government funding) 

The Organisation:

The Family Co. is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to support and strengthen the capacity of families within our community by providing programs and services designed to contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and well-being amongst all family members.

The Program:

The Family Co provides auspice for SSWDVCAS and is the Court Advocacy Service for Sutherland Shire and St. George regions in Sydney Our Southern Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service provides information, advocacy and referrals for women and families attending Sutherland Court for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders.

The Position:

The Safety Action Meeting Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of Safety Action Meetings held fortnightly with Police as well as other Government and Non-Government agencies with the aim of working together to develop safety action plans to ensure safety for women who have been assessed as at serious threat due to domestic and/or family violence. This role is also responsible to work along with fellow team members to provide support to women who have experienced domestic and family violence.  

Reporting directly to the WDVCAS Manager, the SAM Coordinator must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organisational skills in order to effectively manage the running of SAMs. 

Day to day duties of the role include, but are not limited to, 

  1. Coordinating and monitoring SAMs in the WDVCAS area including secretariat support (developing SAM agendas, recording Safety Action Plans); 
  2. Liaising with clients in relation to Safety Action Plans developed at SAMs and/or support provided, or arranged, by the WDVCAS; 
  3. Ensuring timely data entry, and providing timely feedback regarding CRP referrals to the WDVCAP Unit where there are issues; 
  4. Working with the WDVCAS Manager to develop and administer policies, systems and processes for the effective operation of SAMs;
  5. Complying with the SAM Manual, the Domestic Violence Information Sharing Protocol, the WDVCAP Policy and Procedure Manual and any other operational documents; 
  6. Assisting the WDVCAS to comply with reporting requirements under the WDVCAP Service Agreement, WDVCAP Policy and Procedure Manual, the SAM Manual and other operational documents in relation to WDVCAS responsibilities; 
  7. Building and maintaining constructive and positive working relationships with SAM members, in particular the SAM Chair and DVLOs; and 
  8. Participating in relevant community engagement activities. 

Selection Criteria:

Essential:

  1. Excellent organisational and administrative skills; 
  2. Excellent networking skills; 
  3. Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution; 
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics, complexities and legal and social welfare consequences of domestic and family violence; 
  5. Knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including AVO applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues; 
  6. Ability to deliver services in accordance with the WDVCAP model of service delivery outlined in the WDVCAP Service Agreement, this Policy and Procedure Manual, the SAM Manual and operational documents; 
  7. Knowledge of the domestic and family violence service system in NSW; and 
  8. Current clearance in relation to Working with Children and relevant NSW Police Force checks. 

 Remuneration will be SCHADS award level 6.1  and will benefit from working for a supportive organisation with excellent ongoing professional development opportunities and availability of salary sacrifice options.  The Family Co. considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

To apply for this position, you need to:

  1. Provide a written response addressing the Selection Criteria and Current Resume.
  2. Send applications to Kim Byron, Operations Manager (Interim) at [email protected] by 5pm Friday Friday 19th July. 

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Kim Byron at [email protected]

Essentials for this role: Working with Children Check, Police Check