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Supervision Coordinator - Switch to Social Work

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

About the role

The Supervision Coordinator for the Switch to Social Work program will be responsible for the planning, content development and delivery of this bespoke supervision model, a trial of the child and family services employment-based Master of Social Work (Child and Family Practice) program. The trial is funded by the Victorian Government and the role will work closely with Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) colleagues and staff at La Trobe University as the provider of the academic program.

The position is responsible for the delivery, coordination, and reporting the of following activities:

  • Undertake project planning, development and delivery of clinical supervision training in individual and group formats.
  • Contribute to the delivery of other supervision-related training provided by the Centre to the Switch to Social Work participants and supervisors.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and research components of the broader Switch to Social Work program.
  • Develop reports and options papers as needed for the Project Board and governance groups.
  • Other duties as required, including administrative duties and project research.
  • This position also contributes to the Centre’s activities and works collaboratively with colleagues.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will have:

Experience (desired):

  • Current knowledge and understanding of the child and family services sector in Victoria.
  • Experience as an AASW recognised supervisor.
  • Experience in developing and delivering induction and training sessions, professional development workshops/communities of practice/reflective sessions and accompanying resources.
  • Experience in consulting with senior stakeholders, including executive and senior management and partnering with organisations to achieve goals.


  • Excellent written and oral communication, including ability to draft complex plans, reports, guidelines and promotional material.
  • Reflective and critical thinker with strong time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple partner organisations, foster a learning culture, facilitate information flow, and create networks and connections.
  • Ability to balance evidence, research and lived experience to design innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated project management planning and delivery.
  • Demonstrated team management skills and leadership.

Qualifications (required):

  • Tertiary qualification in social work with at least five years’ experience in the provision of clinical supervision.

About the Centre

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) is the peak body for child and family services in Victoria. For over 100 years we have advocated for the rights of children and young people to be heard, to be safe, to access education and to remain connected to family, community, and culture. We represent over 100 community service organisations (CSOs), students and individuals throughout Victoria working across the continuum of child and family services, from prevention and early intervention to the provision of out-of-home care.

The Centre is a Registered Training Organisation and plays a pivotal role in sector capability building.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace, committed to the health, wellbeing, and cultural safety of our staff. We encourage applicants of any background, culture, gender, and experience to apply for roles as they become vacant.

Benefits of working at the Centre

  • Up to three days additional leave over Christmas/New Year period
  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements
  • A flexible hybrid work-from-home arrangement
  • Paid parental/carer/study leave
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and positive work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Attractive not-for-profit salary packaging (this boosts your income by reducing the amount of tax you pay) & Meal/Holiday accommodation benefit

For general information about the Centre, you can visit the website here: cfecfw.asn.au

Please direct any role related questions to Switch to Social Work Director, Liz Stafford by email: [email protected] using the subject line: Supervision Coordinator - Switch to Social Work enquiry via EthicalJobs or on 9094 3505.

To apply

Please click "Apply Now" and submit a cover letter outlining your skills and experience which relate to the role description together with your CV via the recruitment platform. Early applicants are encouraged and will be reviewed as they are submitted; as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

Early applicants are encouraged and will be reviewed as they are submitted; as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

A position description is attached.

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