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Careers in family violence

Careers in family violence

Careers in family violence

If you’re thinking about a career working in the family violence sector, find out what it’s like and where to start.

The family violence sector originated from the women’s liberation movement of the mid-20th century. Services were formed out of grassroots feminist activism to advocate for public awareness about men’s violence against women, including family violence and sexual assault.

Today, the sector is diverse and inclusive, informed by the lived experience of victim survivors, and has significant government funding. While it can be fast moving and is always changing, you’ll work with a team of passionate people to make a lasting impact for people affected by family violence.

Whether you’re just starting your career or have experience working in another sector, you’ll be supported by skilled and supportive leaders, formal and on-the-job training, and opportunities for personal and professional growth that can positively impact your own life. Many employers offer salary packaging benefits and portable long service leave.

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