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Team Leader – Family Safety Contact

Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Sep, 2019

About the role

About the opportunity

Leading the Family Safety contact services and working closely with the Men’s Behaviour Change Program Team Leader, the Team Leader – Family Safety Contact will be responsible for driving the implementation and ongoing development to support families affected by family violence, including partners, former partners and children. The Team Leader will ensure the ongoing delivery of an effective triage system, which includes intake, assessment, counselling, safety contact group programs and support services for clients attending the program.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Participating in a range of relevant stakeholder and network meetings to achieve effective outcomes for partners, former partners and children who have experienced violence.
  • Developing relationships with other services and contributing to measuring service effectiveness across programs that work with men who use violence against women.
  • Ensuring service delivery is of a high quality and accreditation standards are monitored and met.
  • Leading, motivating and providing regular practice and operational supervision to program staff.
  • Contributing to the implementation of practice, process and procedures in line with Men’s Behaviour Change standards.

About you

With demonstrated leadership experience in a similar program, you will have:

  • A strong passion and commitment to working with family violence, specifically supporting women who are experiencing violence from their partners and working with men who perpetrate violence.
  • A strong understanding of the feminist framework and how this shapes working with men who use violence.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, with the ability to inspire and motivate others in times of rapid change.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the family violence service system, policy framework and how this impacts on service delivery.
  • Proven understanding of the family violence sector, including understanding the impacts of family violence on women and children.
  • Ability to work calmly and consistently under pressure, with capacity to respond to crisis
  • Experience undertaking risk assessments and managing risk.
  • Proven target and financial monitoring ability.
  • A strong understanding of working with people from CALD backgrounds.
  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related discipline.
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Men’s Behaviour Change or Family Violence is highly desirable.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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How to apply for this role

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the key/core selection criteria as per the position description

Applications close on Tuesday 17 September 2019


Get in touch

To have a confidential discussion regarding this vacancy contact Chris McInnes, Program Manager, on 03 9457 0518.


Uniting is a child safe organisation committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. Employment is subject to satisfactory background and compliance checks, including but not limited to an Australian Criminal History Check (and international if relevant), and Working With Children Check (Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (Tasmania). Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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