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Safety Team Leader - Toowoomba

Domestic Violence Action Centre


The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) works with individuals and communities to eliminate, prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, and sexual violence.


The Safety Team Leader has

  • Oversee of the Intake, Safety team and Women’s Health & Wellbeing initiatives.
  • Oversight of human resources, service delivery, quality practiced development and integrated service response.

The team leaders at the Domestic Violence Action Centre work passionately to prevent and respond to gendered-based violence. Therefore, it is expected that the team leader in this position is be able to manage autonomously, ethically and with limited direction.


The Team Leader role is designed to build the capability of their team and service delivery in responding to domestic and family violence. The role also supports the Executive team to understand service delivery strengths as well as its gaps, including areas for growth and development.

Specifically, the team leader is expected to:

  • Proactively contribute to strategic planning in collaboration with the Executive team.
  • Oversight and development of quality practice.
  • Ensure compliance and best practice.
  • Innovative program development in response to organisational direction.
  • Support healthy workplace culture by identifying and proactively responding to staffing needs.
  • Timely and robust communication to the Executive team regarding service delivery demands and needs.
  • Promote a supportive environment for your Team Leader peer.


  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications in the human services field.
  • Proven experience and skills in leadership and management of staff.
  • Well-developed experience and skills in counselling and therapeutic support.
  • Experience and skills in gender-based violence risk assessment, trauma informed practice, safety planning, crisis support and system advocacy.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skills to ensure the provision of culturally, gender and age appropriate services to clients;
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in working effectively with children, young people, women, and men who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic & family violence, sexual violence, or other significant trauma;
  • Committed to the National Standards for Child Safe Organisation
  • Knowledge regarding feminist practice and its application in working against both domestic & family violence, and sexual violence.

To learn more and review all role responsibilities, please review the Position Descriptions attached also located on our website www.dvac.org.au under Current Vacancies.

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