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Senior Practice Advisor, Young People

Our Watch is a national not-for-profit established in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the structures, norms and practices that lead to violence against women and their children.

Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.
Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  

About the role

Working within the Practice Leadership team, this exciting position will contribute to delivering on the Practice Leadership operational plan and Our Watch’s leadership role in the development of a national workforce for prevention practice. Increasing the quantity and quality of prevention practitioners is a key requirement for increased prevention practice and activity across Australia.

This role will work at a national level to coordinate and undertake the finalisation of a number of actions that support people working with young people (aged 12-20) in primary prevention. Work will focus on The Line campaign and the Impacts of Pornography campaign whose goals are to:

  • Equip young people to think critically about the pornography they consume; specifically, to consider how harmful messages conveyed in some pornography may have an impact on them
  • Equip parents, carers and practitioners to have conversations with young people about pornography, the messages it conveys and its potential impacts.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • significant prevention of violence against women practice experience
  • experience working with young people and in the youth sector
  • understanding of workforce development approaches
  • project development and management experience
  • strong stakeholder engagement and partnership skills
  • experience in training development and delivery
  • familiarity with evidence-based resource development
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Highly desirable is experience in working with practitioners who work with young people, and knowledge of the context influencing their ability to incorporate primary prevention into their work.    

How to apply

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au (with the job title in the subject line), consisting of:
  • Cover letter 
  • Statement against the Skills and Qualifications criteria on the Position Description (max 2 pages) 
  • Resume
Applications will close once a suitable candidate is found, please apply ASAP.
For further information please contact Hayley Jenkins – hr@ourwatch.org.au