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Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader – Orange Door Inner East

Organisation : Eastern Domestic Violence Service

Location : Melbourne (Ringwood)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Other, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 21 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • Ongoing Contract
  • 38 hours per week

Are you:

  • A high performing specialist family violence practitioner with extensive experience working with highly sensitive and complex family violence cases?
  • Experienced in supporting and developing multi-disciplinary practitioners to work effectively with victim survivors including children, and perpetrators?
  • Passionate about service reform, integrated service delivery and improving outcomes for women, children and families?
  • A team player, with strong experience managing stakeholder relationships and working in partnership?

BACKGROUND:

The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • a more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, and perpetrators
  • a strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • connection and coordination of access to support
  • an approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response

The Practice Leader roles within the Orange Door (Support and Safety hubs) play a pivotal role in contributing to The Orange Door leadership and providing expert practice advice utilising relevant theoretical frameworks. The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream. All Practice Leaders are expected to consult and collaborate with the broader leadership team within The Orange Door, and to work to build capability across all staff to work effectively will all client. There are five Practice Leader roles within The Orange Door including the Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader, the Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s), the Aboriginal Family Violence Practice Leader, Integrated Family Violence Practice Leader, Children and Young Person’s practice Leader

 ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITYThe Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader is a practice leadership position in The Orange Door. 

Auspiced by EDVOS, the Advanced Fam

ily Violence Practice Leader will work in close partnership with the Hub Manager, other practice leaders (Integrated Practice Leader, Senior Child Protection Practitioner/s and Aboriginal Practice Leader) and team leaders to lead family violence practice in The Orange Door and support secondary consultations with internal and external service providers. 

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions. The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

ESSENTIAL TO YOUR SUCCESS

With a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology Welfare or a related discipline you will have extensive experience and are able to draw from your expert knowledge working in a specialist family violence or social services leadership role. You are an effective communicator, are passionate about driving positive cultural change and are able to work collaboratively effectively with stakeholders to build and maintain positive partnerships

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Eastern Domestic Violence Service

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.

How to apply

Applications including cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the PD), should be forwarded to humanresources@edvos.org.au using the subject line: Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader ADS 1921 by COB 21st April 2021

A copy of the key selection criteria can be accessed by downloading the full Position Description attached or available at our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/  For further information regarding the Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader please contact Gabrielle Hitch, Program Manager Assessment and Response and Relationship Lead Outer East on (03) 9259 4200. 

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.


Please quote in application: Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader – Orange Door Inner East via Pro Bono Australia.


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