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Caring Dads Team Leader

Anglicare Victoria
  • Join an organisation that is making a genuine difference
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and expertise in the areas of Men’s Family Violence
  • Part Time role (.6) until June 2022, flexible hours

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

We are leaders in the industry, are recognised for innovation and inclusivity and provide some of the best career opportunities available in Child, Youth and Family Services.

About The Program

Caring Dads is an early intervention program developed in Canada by the University of Toronto and Changing Ways, for fathers who expose their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours.

The program consists of a 17 week group parenting intervention for fathers, systematic outreach to mothers to ensure safety and freedom from coercion, and ongoing, collaborative case management of fathers with existing service providers and other professionals involved with men’s families. Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, family violence and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

The Position

The Caring Dads Team Leader provides support, regular supervision and reflective practice sessions for the Caring Dads Facilitators. You will be responsible for liaising and networking with relevant government agencies and community stakeholders to establish effective referral pathways to the program and use your specialist experience in Family Violence to provide secondary consultations and community education sessions to the sector as required.

You will be responsible for the allocation of cases to the Caring Dads Facilitators and ensuring equity of service provision for the primary partners and priority areas. You will work with the Caring Dads Clinical Director (Children’s Protection Society) to ensure program fidelity in the local area and also work closely with the Caring Dads Clinical Director to ensure the evaluation data is collected and managed appropriately.

To Be Successful for this Position You will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in social work, psychology or behavioural sciences or equivalent.
  • Advanced understanding of the Child Protection and Family Violence system with extensive experience in undertaking risk assessments and working with high risk, statutory clients
  • Excellent knowledge of, and experience in the application of relevant theoretical approaches that underpin casework practice (including theories of child attachment, development and abuse) to vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • Well-developed skills and experience in delivering programs and services within required timeframes and budget parameters.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a successful team
  • Ability to work occasional flexible hours to support program delivery and group facilitations

Why Work With Us:

Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry, offering unrivalled career progression, professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience. This is backed up by our recognition as innovators, our Rainbow Tick Accreditation and a leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes.

As a NFP Organisation, employees also have access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits.  

How to Apply:

Please refer to the Position Description attached below.

To apply please forward your resume, attach your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the Position Description and a cover letter if you wish to do so.

For further enquiries contact Jennifer Smith, Program Manager on 0439 655 018.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation.

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