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Team Leader, Family Violence - Therapeutic - Mornington Peninsula

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • SCHCADS Level 7
  • Full time, Ongoing
  • Mornington Peninsula location
  • The Team Leader is responsible for assisting in the day to day operations, supervision and reporting in line with service agreements and organisational expectation and will assist to develop and lead a highly competent, engaged and professional team; maintaining a focus on best outcomes for women and children.

About you

  • Formal qualifications in in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or a related discipline to degree level is essential
  • Experience working in a leadership role within the family violence, family services, child protection or related context
  • Experience in counselling is essential, as this role will be supervising counsellors and may also require maintaining a family violence counselling caseload
  • Experience in a specialist counsellor support role for those impacted by family and/or sexual violence is highly desirable
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision to counsellors
  • Experience working with diverse groups and cultures
  • Experience leading a dynamic team through a process of change management
  • Relevant experience in the family violence or related sector
  • Relevant Qualifications/Registration Name
  • A current Australian Drivers Licence
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent
  • Proof of the right to work in Australia

The above requirements will need to be supplied and verified prior to commencement

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au

A position description is attached.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Capability Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.

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