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Specialist Family Violence Team Leader – Case Management

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre 

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

 

About the Role

This role is based in Geelong, however you will initially commence working remotely from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely. No face-to-face appointments will be required with clients whilst working from home unless otherwise specified.

In this role, you will lead a dedicated team of family violence case managers, providing professional supervision and ensuring the highest quality service to our clients including case management, intake, risk assessment, crisis and court support, CALD projects, and housing programs. You will also manage a small case load. As the Team Leader, you are passionate about your work and enjoy collaborating while being accountable for team performance outcomes. You will manage, support and develop team members to build a culture of high performance, collaboration and innovation.

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.

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 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)
  • Weekly delivery of fruit
  • Pet friendly environment
  • Internal book exchange program
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

 

During COVID 19, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence is providing numerous engagement opportunities for staff to ensure they feel supported whilst working from home, These engagement opportunities include:

  • Regular communications such as a weekly staff newsletter and fortnightly CEO update
  • Organisation wellness channel; virtual afternoon teas, walking meetings, care packages and social initiatives

 

How To Apply

To apply, please go to our website at www.safvcentre.org.au to view the relevant position description and submission requirements. All applications must address the key selection criteria outlined in the PD. Applications should be sent to [email protected] For a confidential discussion, please contact People and Culture on 03-5222 4318.

In line with the Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety requirements, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre’s application assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online platforms, where possible. Induction processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with our organisation

We are currently accepting applications from direct applicants only, no recruitment agency applications accepted.

 

Closing Date

5:00pm Sunday 27th September 2020

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential Qualifications and Experience
    • Degree or above qualification in social work, psychology, family therapy or similar discipline.
    • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience post qualification.
  • Essential Skills and Knowledge
    • Demonstrated aptitude toward leadership and a commitment and skills to provide individual, peer and group supervision, debriefing and self-care practices.
    • A thorough understanding of case management practice informed by a gender analysis of violence against women and children, the impact of trauma, human rights and feminist theory.
    • High level ability to provide advice and direction for staff on complex matters including, crisis intervention, comprehensive risk assessments and safety planning, timely and considered decision making, and planning to respond to client’s needs in a trauma informed manner.
    • Ability to model positive and dynamic leadership skills to lead, support and develop a team of case managers to inspire vision, direction, and professional conduct.
    • Demonstrated staff management experience, including recruitment and workforce retention, performance management and professional development strategies.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport, and foster harmonious and collaborative relationships internally and with external stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated resilience and aptitude in working with complex and important matters, sound judgement and ability to prioritise competing demands.
    • A flexible approach to leadership within a changing environment, embracing growth and creating a positive vision, culture and direction for the team.
  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, values and purposes of The SAFV Centre.
    • 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 position is a full time or part-time, the hours of work will be a minimum of 30.4 hours per week (4 days);
    • Location of the position is at the Geelong office;
    • Hours will usually be worked during business hours of 9.00 am to 5.06 pm. between Monday to Friday;
    • The days are based on the needs of the service;
    • Flexibility in working hours will be required from time to time as the need arises.
  • Salary and Conditions

    Annual salary range is $95,695.08 – $99,686.60 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 our organisation; including our operations, our clients and our stakeholders.

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