Practice Leader

Location : Victoria (Brunswick)

Organisation : Foundation House

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 19 Aug, 2018

About the Role

About the position This new Practice Leader role reports to the Manager Practice Development and is ongoing, working part time (0.8FTE). The Practice Leader will provide expert advice, consultation, practice supervision and training to teams of multi-disciplinary practitioners to strengthen their skills and knowledge, integrating findings from best practice into their service delivery. Practice Leaders will work within the Integrated Trauma Recovery Service Model to support staff to work with clients towards recovery. The role will hold the portfolio of Mental Health, and have responsibility for developing capacity across the organisation in this area. About you You will be a leader in the field of Mental Health with survivors of trauma with demonstrated experience in the delivery of evidence informed practice in trauma recovery. You will hold tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology (or related) which along with your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to work across multi-disciplinary teams. You will be an experienced facilitator of training, practice/clinical supervision of individuals and groups of practitioners working with survivors of trauma with a knowledge of the application of trauma recovery models demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Your ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively will support your skills in specialised case consultation and advice on complex cases. Remuneration & Benefits Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014, ranging from $102,500 to $104,609 gross per annum pro rata, depending on experience. Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading, a range of flexible working options and a highly supportive team environment. VFST promotes the safety and well-being of children VFST is an equal opportunity employer. The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House
  • Lead implementation of best practice standards
  • Be part of a new exciting initiative
  • Part-time, senior role in the inner North

About Foundation House

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries. The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned. Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick. We have approximately 200 staff with metropolitan regional offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong and Ringwood. Following a comprehensive review, we have a new exciting initiative aimed at strengthening the quality and consistency of the services provided to our clients. The new Practice Development Team is made up of specialist trauma informed practice advisors with expertise in working with those affected by torture and other traumatic events. The team is integrated into the service and plays a pivotal role in developing innovative approaches to work with our clients.  

Apply for this Job

Position Description : PD_Practice Leader_Aug18

For details concerning this role, please contact

Jane Ellis

Phone : 0393898969

Email :

Applications for this position close on 19 August 2018. Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, which can be downloaded from our website at Please email applications to Zaheera Deen, Human Resources Officer, at If you are unable to email please post to: Zaheera Deen, Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street, Brunswick 3056. For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Zaheera Deen on 9389 8969.

Please quote in application: Practice Leader via Pro Bono Australia.


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