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Team Leader - Violence Prevention Team - Ipswich

Domestic Violence Action Centre

About domestic violence action centre

DVAC works with individuals and communities to eliminate, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, and sexual violence by: Collaboratively providing quality support services; Challenging social norms and structures that enable people to use violence/enable the use of violence; Building awareness and capacity within the community; and Encouraging egalitarian relationships.


This is a maternity relief position commencing in June 2021 until April 2022.

The Violence Prevention Team Leader manages a team of Domestic and Family Violence Specialists. This management involves oversight of human resources, service delivery, quality practice development, and an integrated service response. The Team Leaders at the Domestic Violence Action Centre work passionately to prevent and respond to gendered-based violence. Therefore, it is expected that the team leader in this position is be able to manage autonomously, ethically and with limited direction.

The Violence Prevention Team Leader is required to work within the philosophy, objectives and policies of the organisation including:

  • Working within a feminist framework.
  • Working as a member of the staff team.
  • Utilising consultative and collaborative processes.

The Violence Prevention Team Leader is ultimately accountable to the Service Manager and may also report to the CEO and the Board as the employing body. The Violence Prevention Team Leader will comply with organisational policies to ensure accountability and transparency regarding decision making to the Executive, and to the staff body where appropriate The Violence Prevention Team Leader is also accountable to women, children and also, men who are eligible to access the service.

Please see attached Position Description for more in-depth information about the position.

a day in the life of team leader - violence prevention

The Team Leader role is designed to build the capability of their team and service delivery in responding to domestic and family violence. The role also supports the Executive team to understand service delivery strengths as well as its gaps, including areas for growth and development. Specifically, the team leader is expected to:

  • Proactively contribute to strategic planning in collaboration with the Executive team
  • Oversight and development of quality practice.
  • Ensure compliance and best practice.
  • Innovative program development in response to organisational direction
  • Support healthy workplace culture by identifying and proactively responding to staffing needs
  • Timely and robust communication to the Executive team regarding service delivery demands and needs
  • Oversight and development of quality practice
  • Oversight of the ongoing capacity demands in the team
  • Collaborate with the Team Leader team to ensure the appropriate allocation of work, including triaging and prioritising of demand
  • A working understanding of relevant legislation, practice standards, and reporting requirements in order to support staff and service delivery
  • A working understanding of Domestic Action Violence Centre’s policies, procedures and operational guidelines to ensure adherence to best practice

additional benefits of working at dvac

  • Generous salary sacrifice package
  • 10% superannuation
  • Additional bonus leave
  • Professional Development budget
  • External Supervision
  • Access to EAP

selection criteria

Please address how you meet the required criteria for the role:

  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field.
  • Proven experience and skills in leadership and management of staff.
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support and system advocacy.
  • Well-developed experience and skills in case management staff supervision.
  • Well-developed crisis response skills in risk assessment and management.
  • Well-developed skills in negotiation and client advocacy.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current driver’s licence and Blue Card.
  • Committed to the National Standards for Child Safe Organisation
  • All DVAC staff are required to complete a National Police Check upon successful offer of position.

A position description is attached.

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