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Senior Practitioner - High Risk Team Chair - Mount Isa

54 Reasons - Save the Children

Are you keen for an outback adventure with weekends spent camping, fishing, 4 wheel driving or maybe heading out to restaurants and movies, or participating in a host of sporting activities including golf would be more appealing. The community of Mt Isa has all this and more - we would love the opportunity to show you the beauty of outback Queensland, rich in history and culture.

This is an exciting opportunity for persons who have significant experience working within the domestic and family violence sector. You must be able to show the ability to lead a team with the skills and understanding relating to current legislation pertaining to Domestic and Family Violence response. Knowledge of the Common Risk Assessment Framework would also be highly desirable.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent position based in Mount Isa you'll Chair the Mount Isa High Risk Team (HRT), providing support and guidance to the multi-agency members of the HRT.

The HRT sits with the Victim Centred Supports Program within the 54 reasons Domestic and Family Violence Support Services. As Chair, you will oversee and work closely with the HRT Co-ordinator and Cutural Advisor.

You will make an impact by:

  • Co-ordinating and accepting oversight responsibility of the Mt Isa High Risk Team
  • Participate in and provide expert advice and guidance in all HRT meetings
  • Provide evidence based risk assessment to all referrals received
  • Review HRT performance to ensure on going quality of service delivery
  • Embed the Safe and Together model in all HRT meetings to ensure strength-based responses that uphold the rights of children and caregivers
  • Provide direct support to HRT clients where appropriate
  • Fostering relationships and partnerships, sharing knowledge and understanding of domestic and family violence across the service system and the wider community

Does this sound like you?

Do you have experience in leading teams and would relish the opportunity to lead a multi-agency team in the provision of integrated, holistic, culturally appropriate safety responses for victims and their children who are at high risk of serious harm or lethality due to domestic or family violence.

This role requires:

  • Degree qualification in social work, psychology, social science or human services (other disciplines will be considered)
  • Minimum 3 years experience in leading a team, ideally within the domestic and family violence sector
  • Experience in responding as a strength based leader who embeds principles of empowerment, responsibility, and shared decision making across the HRT
  • Ability to demonstrate balanced decision-making skills within complex and challenging situations, especially when met with adverse situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in or with the Domestic and Family Violence Sector including an understanding of all current legislation and the Common Risk Assessment Framework

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 600 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (Level 5 - $47.50 per hour) plus full salary packaging benefits - use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Additional annual leave options available
  • 3 days (pro rata) of gifted festive leave between Christmas and New Year, in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision, as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Opportunities to deploy interstate for emergency response and other program requirements
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child friendly work environment

For more information regarding the employee benefits of the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section.

Applications will be assessed as they are received.

For more information about this position, please contact Elvene Whitbread on 0432 053 909 or via email at [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Practitioner - High Risk Team Chair - Mount Isa enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring 54 reasons is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

54 reasons is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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