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Board Member - Clinical Experience - Flexible Location

Laurel House

About Laurel House

Laurel House provides a range of trauma-informed, evidence based, therapeutic services to the victim-survivors of sexual assault.

We deliver a broad range of programs to adults, young people and children including the provision of therapeutic face to face counselling at our centres located at Launceston, Devonport, and Burnie, a 24-hour support service, forensic and legal victim support, and we have an expanding education, preventative, and early intervention program.

Our organisation is experiencing significant organisational growth, with recent changes including a refreshed Board of Management, new CEO, and enhanced clinical structure.

We are strongly encouraging interested parties with the relevant attributes from the North West, West Coast, East Coast or the Islands to apply. This is a voluntary position. Previous governance experience is ideal but not essential as we will provide director professional development and mentoring from board colleagues.

About You

The person we are looking for will:

  • Have a strong clinical background in counselling, social work or psychology with experience in clinical governance and / or clinical management
  • Possess the ability to think strategically and to identify and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats
  • Be able to identify key risks to the organisation in a wide range of areas and to specifically contribute to addressing clinical risks
  • Possess knowledge in best practice corporate and clinical governance structures, policies, and processes
  • Possess a passion for the work of Laurel House and the commitment to support victim-survivors of sexual assault, and be willing to become a member of the organisation
  • Have the interpersonal communication skills and character necessary to work in collaboration with other Board members for the benefit of the organisation
  • Be a resident of Tasmania

Expectations of the Role

It is expected that the successful person will:

  • Be able to chair the newly created Clinical Governance Committee (frequency yet to be determined)
  • Be able to attend in person or via technology scheduled after-hours board meetings (between 6 and 9 per year of approximately 2 hours in duration), out of session meetings including strategic planning sessions, and the Annual General Meeting
  • Come to meetings prepared and willing to actively contribute, and at times challenge the status quo
  • Possess or be willing to apply for a National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People Check and a National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) check
  • Not appear on the banned and disqualified register held by ASIC and not have been declared bankrupt

The Benefits

Joining the Board of Laurel House will allow you to actively contribute your expertise to help shape the direction and ongoing future success of the organisation, and ensure that our service meets the needs of victim-survivors, their support people and the community.

Additionally, you will have access to director professional development opportunities and mentoring from board colleagues.

For more information

If you are interested, please contact our Board President, Jess Greene at president@laurelhouse.org.au using the subject line: Board Member - Clinical Governance - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 0401 968 394.

A position description is attached.

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