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Team Leader - +SHIFT Program

Baptcare
  • Full Time - Fixed Term, 30/06/2024
  • Sunshine, Victoria.

About the organisation:

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum. Baptcare is committed to child safety.

Role Purpose:

The Team Leader +SHIFT provides operational leadership, support, management and guidance to the +SHIFT team. The role is responsible for delivering an evidence - based curriculum addressing women’s use of force and managing the day-to-day operations of the +SHIFT team to and broader FACS business unit in Victoria consistent with Baptcare’s strategic objective. The +SHIFT Team Leader oversees +SHIFT group facilitators and works with partner agencies and funding bodies to deliver the evidence-based group work curriculum.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Within the +Shift protocol - provide assessment, counselling and case support to clients of the service
  • Plan and facilitate group programs for women who use force.
  • Develop, enhance and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Engage with the day-to-day operations of the team including caseload management, performance management, professional development with guidance and support as required.
  • Provide regular formal supervision, reflective practice, staff development opportunities and risk management assessments and procedures for staff to ensure safe and efficient delivery of services.
  • Support and assist, as required, operational and strategic relationships, planning and initiatives within Baptcare.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent skills in people management including supervision, performance development and performance management.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health Promotion, Psychology or another relevant Human Services area.
  • Sound stakeholder management and the ability to build and maintain strong, credible relationships with internal programs, local movements and networks, government associations, business leaders and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of relevant risk and needs assessment frameworks; information sharing in the context of family violence provisions and the child information sharing scheme.
  • Knowledge and experience of providing therapeutic support and group facilitation
  • Experience in implementing evidence informed programs.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Sound stakeholder management and the ability to build and maintain strong, credible relationships with internal programs, local movements and networks, government associations, business leaders and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work autonomously.
  • Capacity to analyse complex issues, including the impact of violence and trauma, safety and risk, provide therapeutic interventions for women and assist them to achieve goals.
  • Ability to adjust to meet the changing situations of the client group while maintaining focus on delivery.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including, negotiation, persuasion and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to meet a changing environment and needs of staff, and/or client group while maintaining focus on delivery outcomes.

Essential Qualifications:

Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health Promotion, Psychology or another relevant Human Services area.

Other:

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Experience working within Child and Family or Human Service focused environment.
  • Experience working within a funded environment
  • Current Police Check(national and international if relevant)
  • Driver’s License
  • Current Working with Children Check

Next Steps

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application addressing the Key selection criteria.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please contact: If you have any queries, please contact Belinda Blair at Bblair@baptcare.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader- +SHIFT enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader- +SHIFT enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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