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Team Leader – VAP Community Education and Service Improvement

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Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Footscray)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 21 Mar, 2018

About the Role

  • 0.8 EFT, ongoing
  • Based in Footscray


Scope as an Employer:

The successful candidate will enjoy a range of staff benefits, including flexibility to suit your work-life balance, eligible for Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing’ benefits ($15,000+), access to professional support and development opportunities, plus the chance to lead a passionate and dedicated team.


Our Program:

cohealth’s Victims Assistance Program (VAP) offers specialist responses to victims of violent crime including intake and brief intervention, case management, (brokered) counselling services, and community education. Practice is evidence based, trauma-informed and client-focussed. VAP staff work across multiple locations and police colocations in Melbourne’s west: Sunshine, Melton and Werribee.


Our Community Education and Service Improvement Team Leader is responsible for:

  • Providing day to day support, debriefing and secondary consultation to case managers at one or more nominated VAP sites
  • Managing overarching arrangements for VAP brokered services with a particular focus on purchased counselling services
  • Leading the design, implementation and review of VAP community education initiatives
  • Contributing positively to the leadership and culture of the VAP program as a whole
  • Contributing to VAP planning and developmental work including, from time to time, leading developmental projects
  • Representing VAP in local forums and contributing to partnership efforts
  • Building pathways and collegiate relationships between VAP and other cohealth services and professional practice groups
  • Site management as required


We’re seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Team Leader with:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a service delivery area relevant to VAP or one or more of its functions (i.e. Intake, counselling, therapeutic work, legal, case management), eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional body
  • Experience in leading a team who work with clients who have complex needs or who have experienced trauma and/or are victims of crime OR demonstrated leadership attributes in this area
  • Demonstrated functional leadership experience
  • Experience in systems design, analysis, project development and evaluation with a view to service improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Track record in effective partnership management using collaborative approaches
  • Demonstrated experience in evidence based practice delivery and continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Current drivers licence


We’re committed to high performance, engaging team culture and investing in our people enables a rewarding career with cohealth. If you have what we are looking for, do not delay – APPLY NOW.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au

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Please quote in application: Team Leader – VAP Community Education and Service Improvement via Pro Bono Australia.


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