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Team Leader – Specialist Family Violence (Orange Door)

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Organisation : EDVOS

Location : Melbourne (Ringwood)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Women

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 17 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : EDVOS

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.



About the role

  • Ongoing, full time position (38 hours per week) 
  • Access to generous salary packaging benefits and professional development opportunities
  • Initially located in Ringwood – position will transfer to Outer East Metropolitan Orange Door Croydon in 2022

 As a team leader within EDVOS and at The Orange Door, you will provide day-to-day coordination, duty allocation, case consultation and supervision to a team of practitioners responding to incoming referrals. Your role will focus on referrals for victim-survivors of family violence within The Orange Door’s Integrated Practice Framework. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the Orange Door, your role will include some direction and supervision to practitioners outside of your specialisation, when appropriate and necessary.


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


  • Holds a qualification or relevant experience in line with the minimum mandatory qualification
     requirements for specialist family violence practitioners and, where required, a willingness to
     work towards the minimum qualifications*
  • Has experience working in a leadership role in family violence (or related sector)
  • Is passionate about service reform, integrated service delivery and improving outcomes for women, children and families
  • Is able to manage, support and develop a multi- disciplinary and multi-agency team of practitioners to work effectively with victim survivors (including children) as well as perpetrators
  • Has a sound understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin direct service practice within a specialist family violence service- in particular, a strong understanding of feminist frameworks.
  • Is a team player, with strong experience managing stakeholder relationships and working in partnership
  • Is able to lead by example in an environment of innovation and change, whilst also managing competing demands

Please review the Position Description for a full list of position accountabilities and key selection criteria. *For more information on the mandatory minimum qualifications please visit

Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 7 + legislated super.


  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Flexible working hours and generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid parental leave for eligible staff
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including yoga classes and stretch classes as well as walk at work program- being revamped for 2022!
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Team Leader – Specialist Family Violence (Orange Door) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Women


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