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Integrated Practice Lead, The Orange Door - Family Violence - Ballarat

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Wellbeing, safety and respect for all children and families is the Cafs (Child and Family Services) vision. An independent, community owned and governed not-for-profit with no religious affiliations, Cafs provide services throughout the Ballarat, Hepburn, Moorabool, Ararat, Golden Plains and Pyrenees regions. Delivering a comprehensive range of programs to support children, families and individuals, their key services focus on early help and prevention, targeted support and ongoing assistance.

Cafs is of the specialist provider of Men’s perpetrator and Child wellbeing services within The Orange Door. The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream. The position of Integrated Practice Leader exists for a highly experienced individual to provide expert advice to The Orange Door workforce on complex cases requiring an integrated or multi-disciplinary approach.

Working collaboratively with other Practice Leads you will ensure consistent practice advice and approaches across The Orange Door programs by providing specialist and advanced practice leadership.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Developing and implementing practice guidance and advice relating to best possible outcomes for the client group.
  • Providing case practice consultation and advice to practitioners, using reflective practice sessions, training programs and professional supervision.
  • Working alongside practice leaders, The Orange Door team and Hub practitioners to identify and resolve practice issues.
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures to refine them to support best outcomes for the client.
  • Facilitate group training

As the Integrated Practice Leader you will work collaboratively with other Practice Leads, Managers, Case Managers and Practitioners as well as external stakeholders. The ability to work alongside others, build trust, provide support, coaching and mentoring will be critical to your success in this role. You will have experience coordinating, directing, consulting and giving advice on complex cases relating to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions.

A high degree of accountability, the ability to consider activities, decisions and outcomes from the client perspective and the ability to provide leadership are essential skills. You will be an exceptional listener who can bring people along on the journey and will be able to bring new ways of thinking to the table to create change and achieve enhanced client outcomes. A Bachelor of Social Work is required as a minimum plus substantial work experience in the sector is essential.

This is a part time .5 position. The days and hours of work are negotiable. 

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. They embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of their employees, volunteers, service users and  community. They welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Inspired? For further information please contact Ange Connor on 5331 1734 for further information and to request a position description.

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