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Team Leader - Assessment and Response

Eastern Domestic Violence Service - Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: Family violence jobs

Source: Family violence jobs


Team Leader Assessment and Response
• 12 month Fixed Term Contract
• 38 hours per week

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national. EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence. EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.

About the Opportunity

This position will hold management responsibility for a team of approximately 10 staff. As in any Services role, a small component may include provision of direct services when strictly necessary, however this will be negotiated with the Program Manager and balanced with the other requirements of the position based on operational requirement.

Essential to your success:

• A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, welfare or related discipline.
• Demonstrated understanding of the drivers of family violence and the impact on women and children including the mother/child relationship.
• Demonstrated understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin direct service practice within a specialist family violence service including risk assessment and safety planning.
• Experience in providing supervision and leading reflective practice with team members.
• Demonstrated understanding of team dynamics and the ability to promote collaboration to foster productive working relationships.
• Demonstrated understanding of the impact of change on teams and organisations.
• Demonstrated understanding of the role and the complexity of leadership within an organisation.
• Understanding of the application of EDVOS values in a team environment and in direct service delivery.
• Demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and solve problems.
• Experience supporting teams to work effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to use self-reflection to manage professional challenges.
• Demonstrated competency in all areas of Microsoft Office and the ability to embrace new technology.
• Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
• Demonstrated understanding and respect of the Child Safe Standards and child safety principles including the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as children who identify as LGBTI as well as children with a disability.
Please review the Position Description for a full list of accountabilities and criteria.

What We Offer
• Flexible working hours including the option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
• Generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
• Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
• Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including group running coaching, yoga classes, strengthening and stretch and spike classes, walk at work, bi-monthly staff shared lunch and birthday calendar
• Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Internal committees (e.g. Quality and Safety and People and Culture steering committees) working groups to support staff’s interest and expertise (e.g. Diversity, Consumer Engagement, OHS, Children and Youth)
• A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

EDVOS hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9am until 8pm and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. This position would require availability to work on a rotating roster across those hours of operation. Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 5+ 9.5% super.
How to Apply
Please download a copy of the position description for this position, available on our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/
For further information regarding this position please contact Gabrielle Hitch, Program Manager Assessment and Response Relationship Lead Outer East on (03) 9259 4200.

Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description), should be forwarded to humanresources@edvos.org.au using the subject line: “ADS 1421 SFVA Team Leader Assessment & Response by COB 21st March 2021.

EDVOS predominantly employs women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, as per the findings of Equal Opportunity exemption H327/2017 and by special measure. This is due to the specialist nature of the work and the services that EDVOS provides to women and children who are responding to family violence in the community. EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are
afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI.
EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children (including the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children with a disability and children who identify as LGBTI)All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.

Ringwood, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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