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Statewide Manager - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service

Department of Communities Tasmania
  • Salary: $111,672.00 to $118,949.00 pro rata, per annum + 10% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 4
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
  • Location: Children and Youth Services - Family Violence Counselling & Support Services - North/Statewide*
  • Hours of Work: Permanent full time, (76 hours per fortnight) day work (part time hours may be considered by negotiation)

*Specific work location to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

About the Team

The Wellbeing, Strategy and Engagement division in the Department of Communities Tasmania leads whole of government and cross sectoral policy and programs for family, child and youth wellbeing, and Aboriginal Affairs.

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (FVCSS) provides a professional and specialised service to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. We work with a range of services across government and the community sector. FVCSS is part of the Safe at Home initiative: a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.

About You

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in this role you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of family violence issues,
  • Genuine passion and demonstrated ability to provide leadership, direction, and high-level supervision to a multidisciplinary community team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the clinical/therapeutic management of clients with complex care needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with family members, service providers and employees alike.
  • High level management experience including knowledge of contemporary management practices, best practice methods, quality improvement and management of financial, human and physical resources.
  • Completed a degree or diploma from a humanities field of study
  • Align to our workplace values; Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful

Duties Include

  • Manage the effective operation of the adult and children’s teams of the multidisciplinary Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (FVCSS) that has been established as part of the Safe at Home Initiative.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the provision of specialist programs that meet the support needs of individual children, young people and adults who have been affected by family violence.
  • Ensure the provision of an integrated approach to the provision of services for children, young people and adults affected by family violence in accordance with practice standards, agency policies and protocols.
  • Ensure effective collaboration with other related service providers and sections of Government.

Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL Selection Criteria of this position. Please address the criteria in your application.

Essential Requirements:

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Registration (Employment type)
  • University acquired degree or diploma in a humanities field.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  • Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • Crimes of violence
    • Sex related offences
    • Serious drug offences
    • Crimes involving dishonesty
    • Serious traffic offences
  • Identification check
  • Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

As a result of a risk assessment process, the Head of Agency gave consideration to where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community. Therefore, it’s been determined that prior to appointment to these duties, a person to is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Desirable: Current Driver's Licence

How to Apply:

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties and speak to the Contact Officer, prior to applying for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.

Your written application should use example to demonstrate the relevant skills, knowledge or experience you have against each Selection Criteria (listed in the SOD) using the STAR technique and be no longer than 3 pages.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to  submit your application. The form requires you to answer eligibility questions, upload your CV, your written application and the details of two referees.

Please find a Statement of Duty and Application Guide attached below. 

All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer.

For more information (Contact Officer) Pip Shirley at:

Phone: (03) 6232 7380

Email: pip.shirley@communities.tas.gov.au using the subject line: Statewide Manager - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For support or assistance in submitting your application, please email us at candidate.info@communities.tas.gov.au using the subject line: Statewide Manager - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Find out more about working for Communities Tasmania and view all of our current vacancies.

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