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Organisation : Foundation House

Location : Melbourne (Sunshine)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Families, Health – General, Mental Health, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Aug, 2020

About the role

The Role

The Manager Western Region is responsible for the effective delivery of specialist trauma informed client services in the western region of Melbourne by providing leadership, management oversight and expertise in the delivery of counselling, advocacy and other therapeutic services at the individual, family and group levels, and contributing to community and service system capacity building in collaboration with other programs across Foundation House. These services will be aligned with the VFST Integrated Trauma Recovery Service Model (ITRSM) and Strategic Plan. They will also be required to meet the National Standards for Mental Health Services (2010).

Reporting to the General Manager Direct Services, and working in partnership with the rest of the Agency Management Team, the Manager Western Region will:

  • Work closely with their leadership team to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, connected and person-centred services aligned with the VFST ITRSM and the National Standards for Mental Health Services (2010).
  • Achieve key deliverables and targets as detailed in the strategic plan and contractual arrangements with funders.
  • Manage and develop the staff team in the region (approximately 40 staff).
  • Ensure all staff have a safe and supportive workplace environment.
  • Manage the regional budget and actively contribute to budget variance reporting and budget development. 

About you

You have expert knowledge of trauma and its psychosocial impact on individuals, families and communities particularly with people from refugee or similar backgrounds.

You have demonstrated capacity to lead your staff to provide therapeutic assessment and interventions to clients with complex needs.

With outstanding interpersonal skills, you have a clear commitment to developing and strengthening relationships with key partners, referrers, service providers, community organisations, clients and client communities across the Western metropolitan region.

Finally, you bring a collegial, ethical approach to your contribution as a member of the Agency Management Team and a willingness to be involved in advocacy work on behalf of our clients and the organisation as a representative of Foundation House.

Salary and benefits

Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014. Benefits include salary packaging, leave loading, onsite parking, a highly supportive team environment, excellent training and support.

Conditional employment requirements:

  1. Satisfactory police check
  2. Working with Children Check
  3. Proof of the right to work and live in Australia

VFST promotes the safety and well-being of children

VFST is an equal opportunity employer.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House

The Organisation

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST, 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 offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong and Ringwood.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Manager Western Region via Pro Bono Australia.


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