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Senior Practitioner

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

  • Utilise your experience to assist women and children leaving family violence to reach their goals
  • Work in a supportive environment with a multi-disciplinary team and great work/life balance
  • Excellent Training and leadership development opportunities

The Salvation Army - Samaritan Women and Children Services (SWACS) provides support programs and accommodation options to promote the safety of women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence and / or complex trauma in childhood. We offer opportunities for women and their children to explore their options to transition into independent housing while allowing them time and a safe space to work through their trauma. Case management provided includes but is not limited to immigration and visa support, education and training, program delivery and community connection. SWACS works to re-establish choice, self-worth and confidence in a trauma informed environment, empowering people to move forward in their lives and make positive choices.


As the Senior Practitioner you will supervise and participate in the delivery of the child focused practice delivery by the family support team, working closely with the Program Manager, Team Leader and the Family Support Practitioner. This will include assisting family support team to provide assistance to clients in the family violence programs and to ensure a quality trauma informed, child focused and client-centred approach to service delivery to assist families in moving toward independence and building strong connections within the community to enhance lives.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Minimum two (2) years case management experience
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in supervising and coaching teams
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Care philosophy and Power Threat Meaning frameworks and what that looks like in practice
  • An understanding of the issues faced by people leaving family violence and / or experiencing homelessness in particular children
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, social work or related fields
  • Current Drivers Licence, First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Availability to participate in an on-call roster and occasional weekend work
  • Mandatory National Police Check

Please Note:

The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This position is only available to women.

For more information about SWACS please see our website: https://salvos.org.au/need-help/accommodation-and-housing/ 


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a full-time position, 38 hours per week ongoing.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 3 (Crisis).

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background


Manager name at karen.verguizas@salvationarmy.org.au using the subject line: Senior Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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