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Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (The Orange Door)

About the Orange Door

The Orange Door in Geelong provides a new way of supporting women, children and young people experiencing or at risk of family violence and has changed the way services work with women, children, young people, families and perpetrators of violence. The Orange Door team members are an integrated, collaborative team from The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, Bethany Community Support, Colac Area Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

About the Role

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will work in close partnership with the Orange Door Manager, other Practice Leaders (Integrated Practice Leader, Senior Child Protection Practitioner/s and Aboriginal Practice Leader) and Team Leaders to lead family violence practice in the Orange Door and support secondary consultations with internal and external service providers. The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will be responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions. The role will also proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework. This position is full time.

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and you hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You thrive working both autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment.  A highly qualified and experienced family violence specialist, you will have qualifications in psychology, social work or a related field and have proven experience in practice leadership and building capability. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check at their own expense.

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre 

As an employee of The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre, you will join a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Geelong, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, including by investing in your development and wellbeing. You will have access to leading specialists and training and development that supports you in your role and in your longer term career journey. We offer a variety of career pathway options, leading salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and your life.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we celebrate diversity and inclusion in all we do. We have a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction and provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements
  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

The SAFV Centre acknowledges and respects the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land.

How To Apply

Applications close 5:00pm Sunday 18 December 2022

To apply, please send your resume and response to the key selection criteria to [email protected]All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chantale White on 0487 546 939.

The SAFV Centre is a registered Child Safe Organisation; committed to safeguarding children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children’s check and National Police Check.

The SAFV Centre requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants and students must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
    • A relevant graduate or post graduate qualification in psychology, social work or other
      relevant discipline.
    • Substantial post graduate professional clinical experience and extensive family violence
      experience.
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge
    • High level understanding of the drivers/causes of family violence with a gendered feminist,
      structural, individual, child wellbeing and family context. Accompanied by strong knowledge
      of the child and family services and/or broader social services sector.
    • Expert knowledge and experience working in specialist family violence clinical and social
      services management roles, including an advanced understanding of trauma-informed
      practice and the causes and impacts of violence against women and children.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to drive cultural change that enhance integrated
      practice and promotes quality practice standards at the Orange Door .
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders
      in the Orange Door. Including experience in leading family violence practice within multidisciplinary teams and collaboratively applying multi-agency approaches to deliver high
      quality services to vulnerable children, families and diverse communities.
    • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and leadership in a fast pace and pressured
      environment within The Orange Door. Accompanied by the ability build strong stakeholder
      relationships and build mutually beneficial partnerships.
    • Demonstrated sound knowledge and systems thinking to support and provide guidance
      relating to service system navigation.
    • Demonstrated self-management skills and abilities by inviting feedback and understanding
      of own behaviour and the impact it has on others.
    • Demonstrated ability to engage with leaders and partners to support the delivery of the
      Integrated Practice Framework across The Orange Door.
    • Knowledge and understanding of working in accordance with legislative requirements and
      occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to take
      reasonable care for your own health and safety, and for that of others in the workplace by
      actively driving wellbeing initiatives.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, philosophy, aims and objectives of The Orange Door and The SAFV Centre, including working within a collaborative and integrated team environment.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and cultural equity in service delivery.
    • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Referees

    Applicants must provide the name and current contact details of 2-3 professional referees including the most recent or current supervisor.

  • Period of Appointment

    This position is ongoing, dependent on the continuation of funding to the service.

  • Hours of Work

    The hours of work will be between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm.
    Flexibility in working hours will be required from time to time as the need arises.

  • Salary and Conditions
    • Annual salary range is $113,786.40- $118,265.16 plus superannuation (pro rata for part time). Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.
    • Industrial Instrument: The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Enterprise Agreement 2018.
    • Salary Packaging: Provided via Maxxia.  PBI status with other expenses available to package above this cap. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre is a Public Benevolent Institution.
    • Superannuation: The employer will also make superannuation payments on your behalf in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992.
    • Probationary Period – 6 months with a review conducted during this time
  • Employee Responsibility – Mandatory prior to commencement

    Employee expense:

    • Valid Working with Children Check
    • National Police Records Check – renewed every 3 years of employment at employee expense

This position description is subject to review and may change in accordance with the needs of the SAFV Centre and The Orange Door, our operation, our clients and our stakeholders.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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