Integrated Practice Leader- The Orange Door wayss


  • Full time
  • Salary SCHADS Level 8
  • Plus generous salary packaging benefit up to $15,900
  • Five weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading and generous personal leave entitlements
  • Friendly and inclusive Rainbow Tick Accredited Organisation
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development
  • Dandenong based location (position will operate from several locations across the Southern Melbourne area)

Wayss is the largest provider of family violence, homelessness and housing services in the South East Melbourne area.  We exist so people can live a life free from family violence and have access to safe, sustainable, and affordable housing. 

Our vision is for people experiencing family violence and housing insecurity to be able to access support and live safe and fulfilling lives.  

We deliver funded services and programs across the local government areas of Greater Dandenong, Frankston, Casey, and Cardinia.

About 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.

About the role

The Integrated Practice Leader  is a senior position in The Orange Door and part of the matrix leadership structure.

The Integrated Practice Leader will be responsible for driving integrated practice across The Orange Door Network and provide practice leadership and expert advice to The Orange Door Network workforce on complex cases requiring an integrated or multi-disciplinary approach.  
The role will build the capability of The Orange Door Network workforce to deliver integrated functions and services responding to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions, in line with The Orange Door Network Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.  

For more specific information about the role, please review the position description located at 

About You

You are someone with:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification(s) in social work, or a related discipline.  
  • Compliant with Family Violence Minimum Qualifications (Rec 209) 
  • Expert knowledge and experience from working in either family services, specialist family violence services or men’s family violence services in a leadership capacity.  
  • Expert understanding of MARAM, Best Interests Case Practice Model and Family Violence Code of Practice 
  • The ability to apply systems thinking to drive cultural change that supports effective and collaborative working relationships in an integrated practice model. 
  • The ability to lead, advocate for and promote integrated practice. 
  • A thorough understanding of the gendered nature of family violence, the drivers and causes of family violence. 
  • A thorough understanding of the impacts of social vulnerability and family violence on Children and young people. 
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with people at all levels, promoting consensus and building trust through consistent actions, values and communication. 
  • Ability to self-reflect, take on board feedback and use opportunities of supervision to improve one’s own practice and leadership.  
  • Demonstrated experience in developing interventions to reduce risk and vulnerabilities for women and their children. 
  • Drive, commitment and resilience. A motivated and positive approach to new challenges and implementation of service improvements. The ability to maintain best practice while working under challenging circumstances such as working with those exposed to significant trauma.  

Working for Wayss 
Our people are our greatest asset. Without them, we would not be able to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people facing homelessness and family violence. That’s why we offer a range of benefits to ensure we hire and retain great people. 
To hear what our people have to say about working at Wayss go to 
Applications close 5pm Friday 29 July 2022.  
Please ensure you include in your covering letter your skills and experience in relation to the Äbout You” Section  contained in the Position Description. 

Please direct any queries you have about the role to Giselle Bailey, Operations Manager, Family Violence on 0413 870 796

What is important to Wayss must be important to you. 
Wayss is committed to being an inclusive and child safe organisation.  
At Wayss, we embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion within our workforce and approach to service delivery. We are responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from LGBTIQ and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people living with a disability and people of all ages. Wayss is proud to be Rainbow Tick Accredited and welcomes everyone across the LGBTIQ community.

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