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Team Leader - Orange Door

DPV Health

Auspiced by a Community Service Organisation (CSO) or an Aboriginal Service within The Orange Door network, the Team Leader (Men’s) will work in close partnership with the Hub Manager, other Team Leaders and Practice Leaders in The Orange Door and support secondary consultations with internal and external service providers and staff. 

Your New Organisation

DPV Health is a leading healthcare services provider operating out of Melbourne’s northern growth corridor. Our professional staff deliver a wide variety of clinical, community health and wellbeing services.

At DPV Health we strive ourselves on being inclusive and celebrating the diversity of all people within our communities. We are passionate about helping to support people to lead happy healthy lives. We are dedicated to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, disability, LGBTIQ, and newly arrived communities.

 About the role

The Team Leader (Men’s) is a team leadership position in each Support and Safety Hub (The Orange Door). The safety of victims of family violence is a paramount concern for The Orange Door which aims to improve victim safety by holding perpetrators of family violence to account for their actions.

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.

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.

About You

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A high performing specialist family violence practitioner with extensive experience working with highly sensitive and complex family violence cases?
  • Experienced in supporting and developing multi-disciplinary practitioners to work effectively with victim survivors including children, and perpetrators?
  • Passionate about service reform, integrated service delivery and improving outcomes for women, children and families?
  • A team player, with strong experience managing stakeholder relationships and working in partnership?

Pivotal to your success in this rewarding and challenging role, the ideal candidates will possess demonstrable capability in the following areas:

  • Expert knowledge of theory into practice, and the ability to provide advice, coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work within an Integrated Practice Framework with the operational leadership team, and practitioners
  • A sound understanding of intersectionality and commitment to build the skills of practitioners to apply an intersectional lens to all client work
  • Leadership capability when working in partnership with community service organisations and Family Safety Victoria.

The Orange Door

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to delivering on the vision described in Roadmap for Reform: Strong families, Safe children.

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 is also intended to hold perpetrators to account by planning interventions to address the risk they pose and challenging their controlling, violent and abusive behaviour.

The Orange Door keeps the whole family in view and provides a more visible contact point to access family violence services, family services and perpetrators/men’s services, with expert support tailored to each family member’s needs.

Given the phased approach to implementing The Orange Doors and the evolving nature of the design process, certain elements of the service model may change over time. The role and operations of The Orange Door will not be static or fixed at one point in time. Just as the practice of the Orange Door will be informed by emerging needs and evidence, and firmly embedded with the principle of continuous improvement, the design and implementation of The Orange Door will continue to develop and be informed by community needs, co-design, evaluation, and practice learnings. Future development of the service model will continue to be set at the statewide level, informed by local practice and experience.

Role of The Orange Door

The Orange Door delivers a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and families, and men. The role of The Orange Door is to provide:

  • A more visible contact point so that people know where to go for specialist support
  • Help for people to identify family violence and child and family safety and wellbeing issues
  • Advice based on contemporary risk assessment tools and guidance and best available information
  • Specialist support and tailored advice for victims, families and children, young people and perpetrators
  • A strong focus on perpetrator accountability
  • Connection and coordination of access to support
  • An approach across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention and response
  • A system-wide view of service capacity, client experience and outcomes.

The Orange Door supports the agency of women, children, young people and families, to ensure that the services they receive meet their needs and their goals.

The Orange Door Team

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.

This is achieved by drawing on the expertise of CSOs, Aboriginal services and DHHS and bringing together workers from organisations that currently:

  • Receive police referrals for women who are victims of family violence
  • Receive police referrals for perpetrators of family violence (known as ‘enhanced intake services’)
  • Receive child wellbeing referrals
  • Provide the child first service
  • Deliver other relevant services as appropriate, such as those delivered by aboriginal services.

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. 

About the perks

  • Salary Packaging – part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, saving thousands in tax each year!
  • Work-Life Balance – we understand that work-life balance is important and accommodate flexibility for team members wherever possible.
  • Health and Wellbeing – we promote health and wellbeing for our people, just like we would for the communities we serve. We provide flu vaccinations on site and free, confidential counselling services are available just to name a few.
  • Professional Development – with access to modern, digital eLearning you’ll have flexibility of course timing with access to shorter, more customised content. Accompanied by face to face training, your continual professional development is always top of our priority list.

The fine print

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable), an international residency statutory declaration and hold a valid employment WWCC  
  • Full driver license and travel between sites required

For any queries, please contact Deme Dunston on 0409 443 116

If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Click Apply now! 

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