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Manager Practice and Development


Reference: 4154489

About The Role

The Manager Practice and Development is responsible for the oversight of the BWAHS practitioners and management of all therapeutic activities.

  • Eastern Suburbs Location
  • Full Time Position
  • Fixed Term until 30th June 2020
  • Salary range $80,000 to $90,000
  • Salary Packaging Available

Do you?

• Want to work in an organisation that is committed to developing best practice in its work with Aboriginal children, young people and their families?

• Enjoy effectively engaging with families to provide them with the optimum capacity for change?

• Enjoy working in an innovative environment that supports you to improve your skills and knowledge to further develop your own and others professional practice?

About Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service:

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is a vibrant innovative organisation providing counselling, case management, cultural programs and healing services to Aboriginal people living in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne in their journey to address the impacts of trauma and family violence. Currently transitioning to independence BWAHS is looking to hire an experienced practice leader to help guide the development of clinical practice across the organisation.

About The Role

The successful candidate will have demonstrated management and leadership skills, including the ability to build a team and team members to perform well. You will have experience providing clinical supervision, monitoring workloads and individual performance as well as the ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinical staff and other professionals.

The Manager Practice and Development will work collaboratively with the Operations Manager to build and develop a skilled workforce, strengthen case practice, provide high quality effective service delivery and support other practitioners in the development of plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children, young people and their families and to achieve case plan objectives.

The position will have supervisory responsibility, commensurate with their other duties and will drive practice excellence throughout the organisation, offering guidance on these matters to the Board.

To be successful in this role, a tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy, Child Psychotherapy or related discipline is required. A minimum of 5-7 years' experience conducting clinical work and 3-5 years' experience in supervising clinical staff is also required.

To review and address the Key Selection Criteria of this position, please click on the apply button.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Caroline MacDonald, Manager BWAHS, on (03) 9212 0200

Vacancy closes 5pm, Friday, 22 June 2018

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait People are encouraged to apply.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.

Applications Close: 22 Jun 2018