Work with us

We’re expanding our dream team.

If you care about making a difference, then we want you on board at Orana House.

We have a number of interesting and rewarding new positions open right now. To apply, please forward your resume, as well as a cover letter addressing the skills and experience you have that align with the role to:

Mel Rowe, General Manager

manager@orana.net.au

08 9370 4544

*Please note, for all of the roles listed below, that being female is a Genuine Occupational Qualification under Section 27 of the Equal Opportunities Act 1984 (WA) and Section 30 (1) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

Positions available now:

Child and young people’s advocate

Twelve-month, fixed-term contract.

Orana House is looking for a Child and Young People’s Advocate to join our current refuge team.

The role will work alongside our other child advocates and support workers to develop and provide a range of individual and group programs to reduce the impact of family and domestic violence on children and young people’s development and wellbeing and increase their safety.

This will include partnering with mothers to assist them to develop good parenting skills that will enable children to reach their full potential.

We are seeking a skilled, energetic and organised individual with a passion to advocate for children and provide child centered, family focused activities and programs to meet their needs and increase their resilience.

This is a 15 hour per week part-time role based at our Centre in Bayswater. The work hours will need to be flexible to enable programs to take place before and after school and during school holidays.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education/Children’s Studies or Diploma/Certificate IV Human Services, Youth Work, Social Work, Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an FDV service or child centred service
  • Knowledge of child development, trauma informed and strength-based practices
  • Knowledge of family and domestic violence, its impact on children and the resources available to assist
  • Understanding of culturally sensitive case management and ability to develop, implement and evaluate individual and group therapeutic programs for children
  • Ability to manage competing demands within limited timeframes
  • Professional boundaries and ability to adhere to privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • High level of written & verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working within Orana’s Vision and Mission
  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Card
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Be vaccinated in line with Government guidelines

project officer – housing families program

Nine-month, fixed-term contract – February to November 2023

On behalf of the East Corridor women’s family and domestic violence services, Orana House has been leading the Housing Families Program since September 2021. The program works in collaboration with Real Estate Agents, Landlords, Industry Professionals and women with lived experience of FDV to address the barriers that have prevented them moving on from crisis accommodation into safe, secure housing in the private rental market. Due to the success of the program to date, the Department of Communities have extended the funding for a further 12-month period to December 2023.

The role of the Housing Families Project Officer will be to facilitate and expand this project through the continued development of relationships with key stakeholders. The project aims to increase the understanding of real estate agents and landlords to the needs of women and children who have experienced family and domestic violence in order to increase the number of successful tenancies secured.

This will be done through research, consultation, communication, education and evaluation including improving educational materials, facilitating workshops and presentations, managing the housing register and assessing referrals, refining assessment, data collection and evaluation tools and providing written recommendations and reports.

Due to the planned departure of our current Project Officer at the end of February 2023, we are seeking an energetic and organised individual with a passion to advocate for women and an engaging communication style to drive this project forward.

This is 30 hour per week role based at our offices in Noranda and working across the metropolitan area of Perth. Some flexibility of hours will be required to attend events outside normal business hours.

Requirements:

  • Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of women experiencing family violence
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal including development of educational materials and reports and the organisation and facilitation of workshops and presentations.
  • Ability to work in a culturally appropriate way whilst advocating for clients and their needs
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and report outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to adhere to privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • Commitment to working within Orana’s Vision and Mission
  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Card
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle

Part-Time and Casual Support Workers/women’s advocates

Orana House provides crisis and transitional accommodation, advocacy and holistic support services for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. We are looking for part-time and casual Refuge Support Workers/Women’s Advocates to join our current refuge and outreach teams.

The role will work alongside our advocates and support workers to provide practical and emotional support, advocacy and case management services to women and children impacted by family and domestic violence (FDV).

We are seeking skilled, energetic and organised individuals with a passion to advocate for women and children and provide activities and programs to meet their needs and increase their knowledge, resilience and safety.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services Certificate IV or above
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an FDV or direct client service delivery organisation
  • Knowledge of family and domestic violence, its impact and the resources available to assist
  • Knowledge & experience in culturally sensitive practice
  • Knowledge of trauma informed and strength-based practice
  • Ability to advocate for clients and their needs with external agencies and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing demands within limited timeframes
  • Professional boundaries and ability to adhere to privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • High level of written & verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working within Orana’s Vision and Mission
  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Card
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Flexibility to work a combination of day, overnight and weekend shifts
  • Be vaccinated in line with Government guidelines