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Men’s Family Violence Service Manager (Identified)

Organisation : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service 

Location : VIC Regional (Lilydale)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 2 Dec, 2021

About the role

  • Join a passionate and supportive team dedicated to making a genuine difference in the lives of Aboriginal people impacted by family and domestic violence
  • Highly attractive salary in line with SCHADS Level 8 PLUS super and salary sacrificing options!
  • Great benefits including wellbeing package and ongoing professional development!

About the Opportunity

BWAHS is now looking for a full-time Aboriginal Men’s Family Violence Service Manager to join their passionate and hardworking team in Lilydale, VIC. Because of the nature of this role, it is a requirement that you are a male and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, your key responsibility will be to oversee and guide the quality of practice, supporting and developing all clinical staff in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating your expertise through practice and the supervision of practitioners.

Your core duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting clinical staff to engage, consult, and co-design solutions with a wide range of stakeholders including children and their families, agencies and services, and the wider community, to deliver best outcomes;
  • Collaborating with Cultural experts and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop programs which respond to identified needs;
  • Working with staff, teams, colleagues and key stakeholders to evaluate programs, identify opportunities, develop solutions, and identify and overcome barriers to continuously improve program outcomes; and
  • Identifying, developing and supporting and/or implementing new initiatives, quality and continuous improvement activities as part of a continuous improvement process in own work, team and organisational goals.

To view the full position description, click here.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018) BWAHS have an exemption and for this reason, are accepting male applicants only. Due to these classifications, only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander males are eligible to apply.

About You

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling or a related field, and demonstrated experience with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Previous management experience is also essential. 

It is paramount that you have a strong understanding of intergenerational trauma in relation to Aboriginal people, and comprehensive knowledge of Family Violence and Therapeutic Healing and the Men’s Behaviour Change framework. 

You will also demonstrate an understanding of the legislative, policy, and practice requirements relating to Aboriginal Men, children, families, and communities impacted by family violence.

BWAHS is looking for an effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to actively engage with a wide range of stakeholders, clients and staff.  

Benefits of working with BWAHS

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to work with passionate and dedicated teams to make a genuine difference for our families and communities impacted by family violence and intergenerational trauma.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly attractive salary in line with SCHADS Level 8 PLUS super and salary sacrificing options. You will also have access to a great range of benefits including a wellbeing package and ongoing professional development. 

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to join a team and make a genuine difference in the lives of Aboriginal men who are impacted by family violence.

This is a rare opportunity to work with individuals and families to help reduce family violence in the community – Apply Now!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service 

Established in 2006, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence, or use violence. Currently BWAHS is one of 4 Aboriginal specific state funded healing services in Victoria. 

BWAHS has skilled qualified staff and comprehensive experience with culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case co-ordination and support including referrals to the Risk Assessment Management Panel. They have developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management, Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.

Boorndawan Willam, derives from the Wathaurong and Woiwurrung languages. Boorndawan (Wathaurong) meaning ‘safe’ and Willam (Woiwurrung) meaning ‘house’, combine to create a ‘safe house’. The healing service acknowledges the use of these words in the development of the organisations name.


How to apply

To view more details and to apply:


Please quote in application: Men's Family Violence Service Manager (Identified) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Families

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