Better Place Australia has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community-focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.
This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.
The appointee to this newly created role will lead the establishment and on-going oversight of a clinical governance and supervision function across the organisation. The role has a particular focus on raising standards and capabilities to identify, prevent and manage incidents of family violence within client groups across all programs and disciplines. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and as a key member of the Clinical Governance Committee, specific work performed will include:
- Providing recommendations to the Clinical Governance Committee on ways to strengthen organisational guidelines, policies and procedures for effective clinical supervision in relation to family violence
- Leading the roll out of MARAM Family Violence tools and embedding these within clinical practice guidelines
- Developing staff capability to manage family violence through training, resources and coaching
- Review and re-development of organisational policies, guidelines and procedures in relation to how practitioners identify, prevent and manage incidents of family violence
- Provision of mentoring and supervision to Clinical Supervisors where issues of family violence are identified.
Applications are invited from prospective candidates seeking either full time or part-time engagement (0.8 FTE) who meet the above criteria.
This role is based at Cheltenham though we are open to the successful candidate being based at a Better Place Australia office that may be close to their home.
Required Qualifications and Experience
To be considered for appointment to this role, prospective candidates will be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline (such as Psychology, Social Work or alike).
The appointee will possess substantial experience gained from working within a specialist family violence service provider coupled with a thorough understanding of the family violence context including safety, risk and reporting. Depth of knowledge and experience with clinical governance is essential as is extensive experience with the application of best practice models of clinical supervision.
Other essential criteria include excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to write non-standard reports, well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively at all levels across the organisation and advanced skills in the delivery of constructive and supportive feedback.
Formal qualifications in supervision (such as accreditation as an Australian Psychology Board Approved Supervisor for example) would be a distinct advantage.
Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:
- Attractive above-award salary rates
- Salary packaging (which increases your take-home pay)
- Additional annual leave days (between Christmas and New Year)
- Annual leave loading of 17.5% loading
- An 11% superannuation contribution
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- Up to 20 days family violence leave
- Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities
Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference. As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued. We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.
Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate. A demonstrated commitment to Child Safety and evidence of active involvement in child safety-related activities and initiatives is required.
Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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