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Director, Trauma Informed Programs

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Organisation : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Location : Melbourne (South Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Domestic / Family Violence, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation: 

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national not-for-profit dedicated to keeping children and young people free from violence and trauma where they live, learn and play. Through care, prevention and advocacy, we fight for their right to be safe, so their future is strong. While we have been working on this cause for 25 years, we recognise the dangers children face today are increasingly complex, so we innovate, adapt and respond.  The Foundation also supports Dolly’s Dream, through which we empower and educate young people and parents to prevent bullying–online, at school and beyond.  


The team: 

Our team is passionate, authentic and above all, we are motivated by the important work that we do. The Foundation fosters a culture of respect, enthusiasm and high work standards. Our values We act with courage, We are stronger together, We are curious, We believe accountability matters and We act with empathy, always, are embedded into how we operate individually and together as a Foundation. 

About the role

The role: 

Reporting into the CEO, this role sits within the Executive team and is formally based in South Melbourne.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership, vision, and strategic direction to the organisation, inclusive of the Trauma Informed team of around 30 people.
  • Delivering on the Foundation’s and department’s annual KPI’s, in line with our new strategic plan and operational budgets.
  • Leading the development and implementation of effective, evidence-led programs.
  • Ensuring operation within relevant regulatory frameworks including Child Safe Standards.
  • Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with key stakeholders (internal & external).
  • Representing and advocating the Foundations purpose at state, national and international fora.


Experience required: 

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as social work or psychology.
  • Extensive people leadership in child and family services or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a complex service delivery environment.
  • Experience operating within an executive role.
  • In-depth understanding of best practice in relation to trauma-informed services for children and young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and enduring relationships within government and the social services sector.
  • Proven ability to work within a regulatory framework and ensure compliance requirements are met.


What we’ll give you: 

  • An opportunity to be part of a high functioning, engaged and warm Executive team.
  • Competitive salary with full NFP salary packaging benefits. 
  • Genuine flexibility, working between home and our new South Melbourne office.
  • Additional leave during the end of year break.
  • A purpose-led culture, with a focus on innovation and excellence.

How to apply

Position Description : Director Trauma Informed Programs

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director, Trauma Informed Programs via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Youth_and_Young_People


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