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Team Leader - McAuley Care

McAuley Community Services for Women
  • Full Time
  • 12 month, fixed term contract
  • Salary – level 6 of the SCHADS Award

About us

McAuley Community Services for Women, a ministry of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, is committed to creating a world that enables women and children to participate in society on their own terms through innovative services, advocacy and a caring community… so violence and homelessness can be eradicated.

Our Vision is women and children are safe, supported and empowered to achieve their highest potential: all home safely.

About the role

Reporting to the Community Services Manager. This position will:

  • Team Leadership – Effectively lead the day to day functioning of the McAuley Care (including delivery of funding targets and reporting requirements), supporting contemporary and best practice in line with current policy.
  • Strategic Service Planning and Development – Contribute to strategic planning and development, and lead the McAuley Care team and relevant stakeholders in the implementation of current policy, continuous improvement, evaluation and advocacy.
  • Specialist Liaison and Advocacy – Provide guidance and specialist advice on families and children and ensure best practice in Family Violence support provision to multiple stakeholders, internal and external.

To find out more about the role, please read the full position description.

About You

You will have:

Essential Requirements

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or related discipline
  • Understanding of Women's Centred Practice
  • Demonstrated background or training in working with clients with complex needs, including family Violence, homelessness, alcohol, drugs, and / or mental illness
  • A well-developed understanding of family dynamics, early intervention and prevention, cumulative harm and the impacts of family violence on children
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience in risk management including client and staff safety, confidentiality and duty of care
  • A capacity and ability to demonstrate McAuley Community Services for Women’s Direct Practice Competencies with relevant evidence/examples. (A copy of our Competencies and standards will be provided upon application).
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the operations of the McAuley Community Services for Women and the organisation’s Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and maintaining program data on a relevant computer based program or database.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in team leadership and program development, particularly in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Knowledge of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008, the Child Protection protocols and Child Safe Standards (2016 Victoria)
  • Experience and knowledge of working with and mentoring volunteers.

How to Apply

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria to be considered (three pages maximum).

The key selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

A position description is attached.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Phillippa at phillippad@mcauleycsw.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader McAuley Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.


McAuley Community Services for Women values diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds.

A child-safe organisation

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.


McAuley Community Services for Women were granted an EEO exemption No. A209/2012. This was to assist in attracting the most suitable candidates in our recruitment and selection process. This exemption is used to provide legal grounds for the organisation to accept applications from women only for specific positions in the organisation namely positions where the employee is required to work 1 on 1 with vulnerable women/children.

We seek a new Order from the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal in relation to a section 89 exemption from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This will allow us to continue to legally seek applications from women only for identified positions in our recruitment and selection process.

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