Team Leader – Domestic and Family Violence Program
Fixed Term contract until 30 June 2025
Part Time, 32 hours/4 days per week
SCHADS award level 6.1
The Family Co. is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to support and strengthen the capacity of families within our community by providing programs and services designed to contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and well-being amongst all family members.
The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring high quality casework is provided to clients and children who are experiencing domestic and/or family violence. The role includes managing and supervising a team of two, as well as providing direct service delivery including managing a caseload of clients, provision of casework, case coordination delivering individual and group interventions and educational programs children and families. The Domestic and Family Violence Caseworker is required to maintain accurate client records and work within The Family Co’s Policy and Procedures. The Team Leader is also required to contribute to the ongoing evidence-based program enhancement.
Responsibilities of this role
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversee and complete intake and assessments for families referred for Domestic Violence Support.
• oversee and deliver individual casework, coordination and safety planning, to women who been referred to The Family Co. for Domestic Violence Support in line with The Family Co’s policy and procedures.
• Oversee and deliver individual and group interventions and educational programs to children and families that have been referred to The Family Co for support in line with The Family Co’s policy and procedures.
• Ensure accurately record keeping by the team and maintain client records on data recording systems as per The Family Co’s policy and procedures and program guidelines.
• Supervise team to provide crisis support, safety planning and referrals and advocacy for women experiencing Domestic Violence, offer practical and brokerage support to enhance safety and wellbeing of women and children.
• Build strong connections and work collaboratively with relevant external services, fostering strong relationships with local stakeholders to ensure best outcomes for clients.
• Ensure the team follow mandatory child protection guidelines to report risk of significant harm concerns about if any concerns about a child or young person are identified during contact with clients.
• Contribute to reports on program progress, statistics and outcomes of the program when required.
• Contribute to relevant funding submissions, expressions of interest, tenders and grants to assist in growing and sustaining the funding base.
• Contribute towards the development of an outcome framework which establishes and maintains relevant and robust systems and methods for data collection and project evaluation.
• Leads and works in ways consistent to support the Work, Health and Safety of self and others
• Manage and provide supervision to two members
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or relevant degree.
- Detailed knowledge and understanding of Domestic and Family Violence.
- Demonstrated experience in supervising and managing a team.
- Demonstrated experience providing casework support children and families.
- Ability to work and support team members to use trauma informed practice model and utilise therapeutic approaches.
- Excellent organisation and administration skills and the ability to utilise systems and ensure team accurately maintain client files.
- Ability to utilise outcomes and evidence to refine develop and refine service delivery.
- High level experience utilising various IT applications.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability promote The Family Co’s services externally include to the community, government and private organisations.
- Ability to work within The Family Co’s policies and procedures.
- Current WWCC, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination and satisfactory Police Check.
- Drivers licence
The successful applicant will benefit from working for a supportive organisation. Remuneration will be SCHADS award level 6.1, with excellent ongoing professional development opportunities and availability of salary sacrifice options.
To apply for this position, you need to:
- Provide a written response addressing the Selection Criteria and Current Resume.
- Send applications to Michelle Fairweather, Operations Manager at [email protected] by 9am Friday 30 July 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact 9528 2933.