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Team Leader - Family Safety - Illawarra / Wollongong

Relationships Australia NSW

  • Part Time, FTC

About Relationships Australia

Our clients are, and always will be, our first priority. This matters more now than ever before. Relationships Australia NSW provide a safe, judgement-free environment where individuals, couples and families can address the matters impacting their relationships and lives.

What you’ll do

  • Support the service delivery for the MBC Casework and MBC Therapeutic Groupwork Program
  • Supervise Caseworkers and Groupworkers
  • Assist in the development and support of Therapeutic Caseworkers and Groupworkers
  • Along with key stakeholders develop and enhance RANSW’s role in the men’s behaviour change sector
  • Provide quality therapeutic casework and counselling support for MBC participants focusing on behaviour change; and/or supporting victims/ survivors of DFV
  • Conduct sessions using multiple mediums including face to face, telephone, video and other mediums
  • Apply person centred, trauma informed, practice and strength based approach to working with clients
  • Maintain service to clients from referral to closure as appropriate, including all clinical and administrative tasks
  • Assess and refer clients to relevant services according to client identified need
  • Maintain accurate client records
  • Enable clients to start taking responsibility for their behaviours
  • Assess the risks to victims and needs of children and other family members. In accordance with the family safety program, provide family members with relevant services eg counselling, family therapy, WCC.
  • Work with the Domestic & Family Violence Manager to build and maintain a team of staff in service of this program including recruitment, on-boarding and management of staff
  • Implementation of the appropriate framework and forms as part of the MBC program
  • Liaise and work with key organisations including Police and Aboriginal communities

What you’ll bring

  • Formal graduate qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant disciplines
  • Minimum 3 years experience in working with families that have experience family domestic violence
  • Casework experience with individuals and families
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience working with men who are perpetrators of violence
  • Experience with working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and ability to ensure cultural safety
  • Understanding of men’s behaviour change practice and the impact of DFV has on others
  • Demonstrated skills, experience and training as a clinical supervisor, giving and receiving live supervision
  • Highly developed therapeutic skill base for assessment, engagement, case planning and working with people who have experienced loss, abuse and trauma
  • Experience in facilitating men’s behaviour change programs is advantageous
  • Completion (or working toward completion) of relevant training in MBC practice i.e. Grad Cert in MBC (Individual and Group) is desirable

Why work with us?

  • End every day knowing you’ve made a real difference by helping others in need
  • Enjoy diverse, interesting work that will challenge and reward you professionally and personally
  • Work alongside people who truly care about what you achieve. Grow with us as a team
  • We have a strong focus on wellbeing including salary packaging, additional annual leave, weekly wellness alerts and fitness passport
  • We value inclusion and belonging. We want a workforce that is reflective of all the communities we serve
  • RANSW is committed to deepening our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our RAP guides our efforts to build strong relationships, increased employment opportunities, and enhanced respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians

Next Steps

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Apply today as we want to move quickly with this recruitment.

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