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Leadership Opportunity
• Ongoing, Part Time (0.8 EFT) Position
• $92,713.92 pro rata + super & generous salary packaging benefits  available
• Bayside Peninsula Area

The Family Violence Coordinator will lead a team of family violence specialist practitioners to deliver high quality, trauma informed, integrated and person-centred services to women and children who are experiencing, at risk, or recovering from family violence.

This position will also be responsible for driving processes and procedures to ensure best outcomes for the women and children we support, ensuring risk and safety remain the priority; representing programs and Good Shepherd at internal and external meetings; and meeting reporting and compliance requirements.


  • Provide operational leadership, ensuring delivery of high quality, trauma informed, integrated and person-centred services to achieve best outcomes for clients.
  • Meet outcomes as per funding providers, service delivery partners and organisation standards and priorities.
  • Provide high quality leadership through promotion of open communication, teamwork and delegation.
  • Provide high quality, strength based, reflective supervision to direct reports.
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager- Family Violence, support the growth of Good Shepherd’s services through business development opportunities and partnerships with funders and community organisations.
  • Participate in external stakeholder partnerships and governance networks.
  • Ensure family violence programs are delivering against agreed goals, strategies and operational outcomes consistent with Good Shepherd’s mission and service strategic plan.
  • Assist Team Leaders with effective recruitment and selection processes for new employees.
  • Support Team Leaders to lead family violence specialist practitioners, in all aspects of people management and service delivery
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Ensure employees understand and implement Good Shepherd policies and procedures
  • Manage, monitor and deliver all services within agreed budget
  • Participate in the Family Violence After-hours Program roster.
  • Other duties consistent with the position where required and/or requested by the Program Manager Family Violence.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

• Formal qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline to degree level is essential
• Experience working in a leadership role within family violence is essential, with additional experience in family services, child protection or related context being favourable
• Demonstrated people management experience including practice supervision, recruitment, employee relations, and setting and monitoring of individual key performance indicators.
• An understanding of the funding, governance, legislative requirements, and contemporary quality frameworks operating in the sector.
• An ability to think strategically, with demonstrated experience of promoting new ideas and opportunities, and implementing change.
• Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reporting program performance to targets, program outcomes and risks.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

Position Description

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Why Good Shepherd?

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.