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Practice Leader


Employer: ACSO
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, Policy & Research, Management, Mental Health & Counselling, Operations & Risk Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 January, 2017.
Applications close: 31 January, 2017. (Expired)

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Based in Richmond with occasional travel to other ACSO sites throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland (ACSO have offices at Dandenong and Glenroy, a home base at one of these locations is negotiable)
  • $70,000 - $75,000 and salary packaging options

Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a non-government, not for profit agency with a mission to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending and intervene to divert others from committing crime.

This position sits within the People division which is pivotal to ACSO’s strategic growth, workforce planning and development. The role of Practice Leader has been established to introduce systems and practice that increase the quality of services to ACSO clients and embeds the culture of continuous improvement within our direct practice and service delivery across the organisation. 

The Practice Leader will:

  • Be responsible for the development, review and implementation of ACSO’s Clinical Governance, and associated, frameworks
  • Lead the development of evidence-based practice
  • Consult with internal stakeholders, to oversee client risk management processes
  • Develop best practice in the support of clients who present with forensic concerns and high complex support needs
  • Be a key driver in helping to establish ACSO as a ‘thought Leader’ in the delivery of support to those with forensic and complex needs.

At ACSO our people are important to us, we are an organisation built on the ethos of “creating another chance” and are committed the values of Passion for our mission, Belief in Humanity, Integrity and a Pioneering Spirit.

This role would suit someone who shares a passion for human services and working within the justice system, feels an alignment to ACSO’s mission and values, and brings the following skills and experience:  

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a related discipline
  • Prior experience developing and reviewing organisational frameworks
  • Experience in policy development
  • Ability to participate in or lead critical incident and client case reviews
  • Capability in developing and delivering a range of evidence based training and professional development
  • Experience in developing innovative and evidence-based approaches to service delivery and client outcomes.

This position is a salaried position and underpinned by the SCHADS award, all ACSO employees have access to generous salary packing options in addition to their remuneration.

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage. ACSO is also committed to ensuring children in our care or the care of those we support are safe and protected from harm.

A full position description is attached below.

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