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The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader is a position auspiced by Good Shepherd and embedded within The Orange Door (Support and Safety Hub) in Bayside Peninsula.  This role provides practice leadership to The Orange Door team, which consists of staff employed by Family Safety Victoria, community service organisations, Aboriginal services and DFFH.

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader will work in close partnership with The Orange Door Leadership, within a matrix model of management, to lead family violence practice and provide secondary consultation with internal and external service providers.


  • Leading and supporting family violence practice
  • Prioritising and approving Central Information Point (CIP) requests.
  • Prioritising and assessing potential referrals to the Risk Assessment and Management Panel (RAMPs). Responsible for uploading referrals to RISS (RAMPs Portal)
  • Leading, mentoring and developing Hub Practitioners and Team Leaders in family violence practice by:
  • Liaising with and providing specialist or secondary consultation to organisations and services within the Hub network in order to discuss direct service issues and ensure ongoing safety of victim survivors.
  • Working collaboratively with the RAMP coordinators to support multi-agency responses to people referred for RAMP in the Hub network.
  • Supporting system and service improvement by:
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership and integrated practice approach.
  • Managing stakeholders through effective negotiation and influence and harnessing this network to support clients and ensure effective Hub operations.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the Victorian Government’s records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional clinical experience and relevant qualification(s) in social work, welfare, psychology or a related discipline is essential.
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the drivers/causes of family violence and child and family vulnerability, as well as the child and family services and/or broader social services sector and their fundamental practices and theories is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading family violence practice within complex service delivery contexts, particularly multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to the provision of services to vulnerable children, families and diverse communities is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership of staff, who provide family violence support to women and children.
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Position Description

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Salary Packaging

Development & Learning Opportunities

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.