Manager - South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1628486
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager SWCASA - PD.pdf (PDF, 514KB)

Contact: Kerryn Anderson

Position Details

About the role

The South West Centre Against Sexual Assault (SWCASA) is a multidisciplinary specialist team, funded by the Department of Families, Fairness & Housing (DFFH) to deliver sexual assault and family violence services across the South West Victoria local government areas of Warrnambool City, the Shires of Moyne and Corangamite, and the southern section of the Glenelg Shire. SWCASA operates as an auspiced department of South West Healthcare (SWH) within the Primary and Community Services Directorate.We are seeking an experienced and dynamic manager to lead and manage the service on a permanent ongoing basis.This permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position has monthly Accrued Days Off and 5 weeks Annual Leave. You will report directly to the Executive Director Primary and Community Services and directly manage the SWCASA team which includes Counsellor/Advocates and Administrative Support Officers.

What you bring

You must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Nursing, and experience within the areas of sexual assault/abuse and family violence services.
  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary trauma informed practice that underpins the delivery of a high quality service.
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision.
  • Ability to foster inter-agency relationships and work collaboratively with relevant services such as other family violence service providers, Police (Sexual Offences and Child-abuse Investigation Team) and Child Protection Services.

Ideally you should have:

  • Post Graduate qualification in the professional field.
  • Ten years minimum professional experience with a reputation for client centered and outcome focussed practice.
  • Previously demonstrated leadership style that fosters inclusion and participation and achieves outcomes.
  • Experience in managing a multidisciplinary staff group to optimise service quality and client outcomes.
  • Capacity to operate in a high pressured and emotionally demanding environment.
  • Experience in contributing to, managing and implementing fast-paced sector reforms.
  • Experience and ability to manage a community based service within the structures of a health organisation.
  • Experience in organisational management, including human resource and financial management.

What we offer

  • Free car parking available, with on street parking and carpark complex
  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 3 July 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Sector (Health & Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Officers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025, with the appropriate classification Administrative Officer Grade 6.The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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