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Team Leader – Adult & Family

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Organisation : Foundation House

Location : Melbourne (Dallas )

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Humanitarian, Mental Health, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $113,798 gross salary per annum, plus 17.5% leave loading and 10.5% superannuation.

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (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. With over 200 staff, Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick and service sites in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong, and Ringwood.

The program
The Direct Services program of Foundation House provides services to survivors of torture and other traumatic events in the form of specialised counselling, individual and family support, groupwork, complementary therapies such as traditional herbal remedies, massage and other natural therapies. It operates across the three regions of metropolitan Melbourne and works in partnership with other organisations to deliver services in rural and regional areas. Direct Services is committed to delivering safe, effective, connected and person centred services to everybody, every time.

About the role

The Adult and Families Team Leader as part of the regional leadership team is responsible for ensuring and supporting the delivery of safe, effective, connected and person-centred services to our clients via management, operational supervision and support of a team of Counsellor Advocates (CAs) and Senior Practitioners (SP).

This position requires responsive and effective leadership supporting CAs to deliver quality comprehensive assessments and appropriate therapeutic, trauma informed and trauma focussed interventions and client risk management within VFST’s Integrated Trauma Recovery Service Model.

The Team Leader holds specialist knowledge and skills in trauma and mental health presentations for adults and in operating from a systemic and family centred approach. They support CAs to develop clear and well articulated formulations and to provide a wide range of interventions designed to address the psychological effects and social consequences arising from a client’s past experiences of human rights violations. 

About you
You have well developed leadership and time management skills, working collaboratively with you team, managers and the broader organisation. You will be a supportive leader with a commitment to excellence in service delivery and professional learning and development focusing on high standards of practice and efficiency. You will have extensive experience within the community, health and mental health sector and a genuine interest in issues of social justice, human rights and working with vulnerable clients. You will be able to work autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and model appropriate behaviours and standards.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Team Leader – Adult & Family via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Management, #MentalHealth_Counseling, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Humanitarian, #Mental_Health, #Other, #Youth_and_Young_People


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