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Team Leader - Specialist Family Violence - Orange Door

Eastern Domestic Violence Service
  • Ongoing, full time position (38 hours per week)
  • Access to generous salary packaging benefits and professional development opportunities
  • Initially located in Ringwood - position will transfer to Outer East Metropolitan Orange Door Croydon in 2022

About this Opportunity

As a team leader within EDVOS and at The Orange Door, you will provide day-to-day coordination, duty allocation, case consultation and supervision to a team of practitioners responding to incoming referrals. Your role will focus on referrals for victim-survivors of family violence within The Orange Door’s Integrated Practice Framework. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the Orange Door, your role will include some direction and supervision to practitioners outside of your specialisation, when appropriate and necessary.


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, 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


Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) is a leading specialist family violence service in Victoria. Our work is focused across seven Local Government Areas including Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. Some of our training, education and primary prevention programs are national. EDVOS is predominantly funded to work with women and children. It is recognised that being female is the biggest risk factor for experiencing family violence. EDVOS acknowledges that family violence can take many forms such as intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, carer abuse, parental abuse and sibling abuse. Our specialist family violence response services are mostly directed towards women, including women from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) communities, children, pets and other animals, who are responding to any form of family violence.

EDVOS is committed to assisting all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ability within our community and can also provide access to other family violence services that are most suitable to the individual’s unique needs and goals.

we are looking for someone who:

  • Holds a qualification or relevant experience in line with the minimum mandatory qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners and, where required, a willingness to work towards the minimum qualifications*
  • Has experience working in a leadership role in family violence (or related sector)
  • Is passionate about service reform, integrated service delivery and improving outcomes for women, children and families
  • Is able to manage, support and develop a multi- disciplinary and multi-agency team of practitioners to work effectively with victim survivors (including children) as well as perpetrators
  • Has a sound understanding of the theories and frameworks that underpin direct service practice within a specialist family violence service- in particular, a strong understanding of feminist frameworks.
  • Is a team player, with strong experience managing stakeholder relationships and working in partnership
  • Is able to lead by example in an environment of innovation and change, whilst also managing competing demands

Please review the Position Description for a full list of position accountabilities and key selection criteria. *For more information on the mandatory minimum qualifications please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/mandatory-minimum-qualifications-specialist-family-violence-practitioners.

Salary for these positions will be aligned with SCHADS Level 7 + legislated super.

What We Offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities including external training and workshops as well as EDVOS staff training
  • Option of a monthly accrued day off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Flexible working hours and generous salary packaging benefits resulting in tax savings
  • Regular supervision and management support including access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid parental leave for eligible staff
  • Health and wellbeing programs for all staff including yoga classes and stretch classes as well as walk at work program- being revamped for 2022!
  • A rewarding opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence

For a copy of the key selection criteria and a full outline of the position please see below or visit our website at https://www.edvos.org.au/get-involved/.

For further information regarding the Team Leader - Specialist Family Violence - Orange Door please contact Janene Evans, General Manager Services and Impact on (03) 9259 4200.

EDVOS actively promotes a safe and inclusive workplace where workers are free from discrimination and are afforded dignity and respect. We encourage applications from women of all abilities, as well as from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI.

EDVOS is a child-focused and child safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and interests of children. All appointments with EDVOS are subject to a police records check, working with children check and reference checks.

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