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Team Leader - Therapeutic Services - Geelong

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

About The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a leading organisation offering a comprehensive suite of services to clients and the community across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera Regions. Providing specialist sexual assault and family violence programs and services, including 24 hour crisis care support, case management, therapeutic counselling, early intervention and professional education and training, we continue to grow and develop our offerings.

About the Role

This role is based in Geelong, however you will initially commence working a combination of remotely from home and in the office due to coronavirus (COVID-19). You must have a confidential space within your home and reliable internet connection to work remotely.

As a Team Leader, Therapeutic Services, you hold a thorough understanding of therapeutic approaches to counselling and commitment to evidence led practice. The role provides leadership, clinical supervision and support to a team of dedicated counsellors and staff. The role supports the delivery of consistent and high quality therapeutic services to clients; and is responsible for upholding and evolving a positive team culture with outstanding professional qualities.

The role is responsible for ensuring that regular professional supervision encompassing both administrative and clinical aspects is provided to counsellor advocates on a regular basis encouraging a culture of reflective practice and continued development in skills and knowledge.

In addition, this role will hold a small caseload, providing short-term psychological interventions and therapeutic counselling. Central to this role is senior responsibility for involvement in one or more of the range of groups or locations across our organisation. Group work or locations may include the TACT program, SABTS, Connect and Mothers in Mind, Step Up or Horsham.

About You

You will be a values driven person, motivated to make a difference and you hold the client at the centre of everything you do. You thrive working both autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic, team environment. A highly qualified and experienced family violence specialist, you will have qualifications in psychology, social work or a related field and have proven experience in practice leadership and building capability. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a current Working With Children's check and National Police Check at their own expense.

Why work for The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre?

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre takes pride in being an employer of choice; we are passionate about the wellbeing of our team members and we provide a number of complementary benefits to our staff, some of our benefits include:

Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements

  • Flexible and part time working arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 10 weeks Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging

Health and Wellbeing initiatives

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weekly delivery of fruit
  • Pet friendly environment
  • Internal book exchange program
  • Social initiatives
  • Positive workplace culture

During COVID 19, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence is providing numerous engagement opportunities for staff to ensure they feel supported whilst working from home, These engagement opportunities include:

  • Regular communications such as a weekly staff newsletter and fortnightly CEO update
  • Organisation wellness channel; virtual afternoon teas, walking meetings, care packages and social initiatives

Please go to our website at www.safvcentre.org.au to view the relevant position description and submission requirements.

For a confidential discussion, please contact People and Culture on 03-5222 4318.

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