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Manager, WDVCAS

Blacktown Women's and Girl's Health Centre

Job Reference: 004BWG

  • Be a part of making a difference in the local community

  • Work close to home

  • Increase your take home pay with salary packaging

Our client, Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre, is seeking an experienced and passionate individual for this crucial role in the North West Sydney WDVCAS program with their organisation.

 

Your new employer…

Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre (BWGHC), is a feminist, non for profit charity meeting the needs of excellent health and wellbeing initiatives for women and girls and envisages a community in which women exercise equal rights, choose their own destiny and have a safe environment for themselves and their children. BWGHC work towards this by providing counselling, information and referral, advocacy, capacity building and support services to clients.

 

The organisation has been established in the area for over 30 years as one of 20 Women’s Health Centre’s across NSW. Over this time, the BWGHC has grown and evolved to run a range of programs including women only Doctor and Nurse Clinics, Early Childhood Clinics, Legal Services, Drug and Alcohol support and advice, Counselling (Generalist and Domestic Violence), Case Work, Group Work and Information Services and auspice the North West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services.

 

Leave work each day feeling part of making a difference to the local community! Find out more about Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre via, www.womensandgirls.org.au

About the Program…

The aim of the North West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (NWSWDVCAS) program is to provide women experiencing domestic and family violence with threat assessment and safety planning, case coordination, information and Court Advocacy for clients in obtaining legal protection through an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order and provide liaison and secretariat support for Safety Action Meetings (SAMs). NWSWDVCAS also work in cooperation with other services at BWGHC.

About the Opportunity…

The Manager role is responsible for the overall operation of the program including budgeting, reporting, community engagement, focus groups and staffing (including seconded staff). This role oversees a team of 15 working in the program from Windsor and attending the Blacktown and Mt Druitt Courts.

 

The role is Full Time at 35 hours per week, contracted to 30 June 2024. Salary for this role is classified at level 8 in the NSW SCHADS Award (Pay Point to be determined based on experience). The role is based in South Windsor and some travel in the Western Sydney area will be necessary.

What you’ll need to succeed…

The successful applicant will be a passionate woman with sound experience in staff management as well as strong communication and networking skills and a solid background in working with women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Selection Criteria…

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field such as Social Work/Social Science/Counselling/Case Management

  • A minimum of 2-year experience in a similar role (i.e. leading a team in a women’s service or domestic/family violence service specifically, providing advice)

  • Sound human resources experience (i.e. recruitment, training, supervision, seconded workers and policies and procedures)

  • Sound experience in managing a program including understanding financials, annual budgets, strategic priorities, researching community needs, managing data (qualitative & quantitative) and reporting

  • Advanced understanding of domestic and family violence, its complexities, and consequences (formal training in this area would be highly regarded)

  • Advanced understanding of the criminal justice response to domestic and family violence including AVO applications and criminal prosecutions and related legal matters such as family law, care and protection, migration and victim’s compensation issues (understanding of the WDVCAS program also would be highly regarded)

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and networks within the local community to promote awareness of WDVCAS services

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills including good computer skills and record keeping skills

  • Personal and professional commitment to working within Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre’s mission, values and feminist framework

  • Ability to provide clearance of an NSW Working With Children check (or willingness to obtain)

  • Ability to successfully complete the criminal background check (or willingness to obtain)

  • Current Driver’s Licence

 

The Blacktown Women’s and Girls Health Centre considers being a woman a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

What you’ll get in return…

  • Salary Packaging – increase your take home pay

  • Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling

  • High level of diversity in role

  • Excellent working environment

 

If you have a strong background in Women’s Services or Domestic Violence with experience leading a team and a passion for helping making a positive difference in people’s lives then this is the role for you!

 

Still need more information?

Contact us on (02) 4555 4634.

 

To Apply

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Application Close

Monday 20th July 2020

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