Practice Lead, Therapeutic Frameworks and Supervision

Wellbeing, safety and respect for all children and families is the Cafs (Child and Family Services) vision. An independent, community owned and governed not-for-profit with no religious affiliations, Cafs provide services throughout the Ballarat, Hepburn, Moorabool, Ararat, Golden Plains and Pyrenees regions. Delivering a comprehensive range of programs to support children, families and individuals, their key services focus on early help and prevention, targeted support and ongoing assistance.

The purpose of the newly created position of Practice Lead, Therapeutic Frameworks and Supervision is to provide cross-program support to enhance practice leadership and supervision with a strong strategic and coordinated focus on client outcomes and quality service delivery. You will provide leadership for implementing strategies to develop and expand quality service provision and identify current and future opportunities to achieve improved outcomes for clients of Cafs.

Your key objectives will include:

  • Developing and implementing practice advice, guidance and best ways of working with clients, including cross agency approaches
  • Identifying and implementing evidence-based frameworks and professional development to support Client Outcomes staff
  • Developing and implementing a Professional Supervision Framework that defines training, development and delivery of operational and clinical supervision of staff across Cafs
  • Supporting the commitment to providing regular and effective supervision in line with the Cafs supervision framework
  • Overseeing the delivery of DHHS guidelines and protocols in line with evidence based practice to support positive outcomes for children, young people and families

A Bachelor level qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology or a relevant field as a minimum plus substantial work experience in the sector are essential for this role. You will have a proven background in understanding the current issues and trends relevant to the Client Outcomes teams as well as leadership experience in supervising and supporting staff working within a complex and demanding environment. You will need to be able to demonstrate an interest in applying your practice experience to teach, coach, guide and mentor practitioners through a variety of learning methods. Your collaborative approach, well developed written skills and ability to engage, build rapport and effectively influence will be highly regarded. Qualifications and or experience in training and assessment will be advantageous.

This position has been advertised as full-time however we are willing to consider part-time hours (minimum .8) for the right candidate.

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Inspired? For further information please contact Ange Connor on 0407 833 152 for further information and to request a position description. To apply, submit your application letter and resume to [email protected] by Monday 17th August 2020.