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Administration Support Worker

We are looking for an experienced administration support worker to provide project support to the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC). CHIFVC provides strategic and expert leadership for the family violence system across the Ararat, Ballarat, Hepburn, Golden Plains, Pyrenees and Moorabool LGAs.

This full-time fixed-term (12 month) position will assist with coordination and related administration of CHIFVC projects and priorities. The preferred applicant will have highly developed administration and communication skills and show commitment to CHIFVC’s core values and mission.

Full position description and key selection criteria can be downloaded here: CHIFVC and CN Admin Support Worker

To discuss the role further, please contact Jess Cadwallader on 0417 641 088 or email:

Forward your application and completed selection criteria to


The Clothesline Project: Week without Violence – 18 to 24 October 

Every year, people participate in Week Without Violence by painting T-shirts. The Clothesline Project concept is simple: each participant expresses their feelings about family violence, on a T-shirt. The T-shirt then hangs on a virtual or real clothesline. Check out the t-shirts created by our CHIFVC friends. 

+ To add yours, download the t-shirt (PDF or JPEG), decorate with your message and email through to

If you need assistance, please contact The Orange Door or 1800 RESPECT.

The Orange Door in Central Highlands is a free service for adults, children and young people across the region who are experiencing or have experienced family violence. To find out more or call 1800 219 819.

Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) for free sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling. 

Further support services can be found in our Service Directory HERE.


Upcoming training and events

 MARAM Collaborative Practice Training

Collaborative Practice training is a core element of aligning to the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework. The Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC) offers free MARAM Collaborative Practice training sessions to services in the LGAs of Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Pyrenees and Moorabool.

MARAM Collaborative Practice training focuses on collaborative practice and the foundational aspects of the MARAM Framework that enable collaboration. It explores how to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk management, through respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation.

The training is held ONLINE using Zoom and is split into two parts, which participants must complete in order (Part 1 first, Part 2 second) within the same month. To ensure the training is accessible, we run a morning and/or afternoon session for each part each week, (accessible via Eventbrite).

Where can you register for the training?
You can access our Eventbrite Sessions through the links below:
MARAM Collaborative Practice Training Part One
MARAM Collaborative Practice Training Part Two