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Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader - Men's - The Orange Door

Anglicare Victoria
  • Work for a community focussed organisation as part of an exciting new integrated practice model
  • Permanent full time role at SCHADS Level 8 with access to industry leading employment benefits and NFP salary Packaging
  • Benefit from structured support, training, development and career stability as part of one of the state’s leading providers of Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Provide specialist leadership and expertise in the areas of Men’s Family Violence

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

We are leaders in the industry, are recognised for innovation and inclusivity and provide some of the best career opportunities available in Child, Youth and Family Services.

About the Program

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission and the Roadmap for Reform was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs (‘Hubs’) across Victoria to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported. These Hubs are known as The Orange Door. The Orange Door delivers a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men.

Orange Doors brings together different workforces and practices to create an integrated Orange Door team and a consolidated intake point in each Orange Door area to create a new way of support for:

  • women, children, young people and families experiencing family violence
  • perpetrators of family violence
  • families in need of support with the care, development and well-being of infants, children and young people

The Orange Door team includes a mix of staff employed by FSV and staff employed by CSOs, Aboriginal services and DHHS.  For each launch site the size of the team will vary to reflect the local needs.

The Position

Within The Orange Door network, the Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) will work in close partnership with the Hub Manager, other practice leaders and team leaders and Practitioners to lead family violence practice in The Orange Door and support secondary consultations with internal and external service providers. 

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions. The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

The Orange Door works to keep perpetrators accountable by supporting them to take personal responsibility and to choose to end their violent behaviours and attitudes. It also has an important role in understanding and monitoring perpetrator risk to inform safety planning for victims and families.

The Orange Door recognises that while not all perpetrators of family violence are men, the majority of family violence is gendered and perpetrated by men against women.

For more specific information about the program, position, key responsibilities and key selection criteria. Please view the positions description available here: Download File Position Description - Advanced Practice Leader - Mens - Orange Door - East - FINAL.docx

About you

Professional clinical experience and relevant qualification(s) in social work, psychology or a related discipline is essential.

Professional Qualifications in Men’s family Violence would also be highly regarded, as well as significant experience dealing with Men and Perpetrators of Family Violence.

Expertise and knowledge required include:

  • Demonstrated experiment in working with perpetrators of family violence in a community and/or justice system setting
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the drivers/causes of family violence and child and family vulnerability, as well as the child and family services and/or broader social services sector and their fundamental practices and theories is required
  • Demonstrated experience in leading practice within complex service delivery contexts, particularly multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to the provision of services to vulnerable children, families and diverse communities is required

The role of the Advanced Practice Leader (Men’s) requires specialist knowledge and skills and someone who can:

  • Bring expert knowledge and experience in clinical and social services management to lead best practice in the areas of family violence, child development, attachment and trauma theories as well as an understanding of the law and legal system in the context of responding to family violence and vulnerable children and families
  • Work collaboratively in an integrated team, drive cultural change, inspire positive practice cultures and support a large and varied integrated team of professionals
  • Manage, build and maintain strong key stakeholder relationships
  • Identify and manage obstacles and opportunities for development in the internal and external environment
  • Effectively self manage behaviour and maintain and foster a culture of resilience

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence, a Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Why Work With Us:

Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry, offering unrivalled career progression, professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience. This is backed up by our recognition as innovators, our Rainbow Tick Accreditation and a leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes.

As a NFP Organisation, employees also have access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits.  

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please click apply below.

You will also be requested to attach your resume. Please also attach your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the Position Description and a cover letter if you wish to do so.

For further enquiries contact Matthew Quinn on matthew.quinn@anglicarevic.org.au using the subject line: Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader - Men's - The Orange Door enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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