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Specialist Family Violence Team Leader – The Orange Door (Barwon Support and Safety Hub)

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

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.

The Specialist Family Violence Team Leader will provide leadership to a team of Specialist Family Violence Practitioners who receive and manage all family violence referrals for women, children and young people to the Orange Door, including the delivery of client screening, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordination of referrals. As the Team Leader, you will be 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.

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 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 XX 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

    1.    A comprehensive understanding of family violence with a gendered feminist, structural, individual and family context.

    2.    Experience leading teams, including meeting team performance goals, recruitment and selection, performance management, coaching and development of staff.

    3.    Advanced understanding of trauma-informed practice and the causes and impacts of violence against women and children.

    4.    Proven ability to provide advice and direction regarding complex matters, including crisis support, comprehensive and rapid risk assessments, safety planning, client engagement and brief intervention.

    5.    High level of collaboration and stakeholder engagement skills.

    6.    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    7.    Demonstrated ability to navigate and influence practice across complex systems.

    8.    Proven resilience and the ability to prioritise competing demands.

    9.    Experience in implementing and leading people through change.

    10. Well-developed emotional intelligence, including self awareness.

    11. Commitment to a learning culture and continuous quality improvement.

    12. Competency in key components of Microsoft Office applications combined with the ability to learn and adapt to new information technology systems.

  • Other
    • Commitment to the vision, values and purposes of The SAFV Centre and the Orange Door, 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 position is full time

    ·            Location of the position is at The Orange Door in Barwon (Geelong).

    ·           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.

    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.

     

     

  • 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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