Join CESPHN’s Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence (DFSV) Program Advisory Committee

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We are looking to fill three positions on our DFSV Advisory Committee, comprising a:

  • GP,
  • Practice Nurse and
  • Psychologist.

Since 2020, CESPHN has been funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care to improve primary care responses to domestic and family violence (DFV) through training, referral support and system integration and improvements.

An Advisory Committee was established in 2021 to advise the CESPHN staff on the project. In 2023, CESPHN received further funding to expand the program to include Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse.

Position objective:

Members of the Advisory Committee:

  • Share knowledge and information
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to the DFSV Program
  • Identify system barriers and provide guidance on system improvements
  • Identify opportunities for cross collaboration and partnerships across the CESPHN region
  • Identify and discuss possible risks and associated mitigation strategies as they emerge
  • Identify practice improvements that support Health Professionals to provide trauma-informed care
  • Review training and other material and provide feedback

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a GP, Practice Nurse and a Psychologist who have:

  • An understanding of issues related to domestic and family violence, sexual violence and/or child sexual abuse within a primary care context;
  • A sound understanding the indicators and health impacts on patients who have experienced complex trauma in the context of domestic and family violence / sexual violence and/or child sexual abuse;
  • Experience or strong interest and understanding in providing trauma informed care, specifically related to domestic and family violence, sexual violence and/or child sexual abuse;  

Time commitment:

The Advisory Committee meets quarterly for 1.5 hours on a Wednesday evening. On rare occasions there might be an ad hoc meeting or some out of session feedback sought via email.

What we can do for you:

  • Offer a collaborative and supportive working environment
  • Offer an opportunity to influence positive social change through primary care initiatives
  • Remuneration as per the CESPHN Representation Policy

If you have any further questions, please contact the DFV Assist team

Please click here to complete the Expression of Interest form, demonstrating your interest and experience by 19 April 2024.