Senior Practice Leader

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIAWe are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy.  Over the years we’ve made significant progress for gender equality as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old.  We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS 2026), has a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality. ABOUT THIS ROLEYWCA Australia is currently seeking a dedicated Senior Practice Leader to join our Organisation Capability and People Team. This role is offered on a part time (15.2 hours per week) basis and can be based in any of our locations, with the option to have a hybrid work from home model.This newly created role will enable the organisation to develop a high quality, evidenced based practice culture as well as design and establish a Community of Practice for service delivery. The role will support the strengthening of the skills and knowledge of service delivery staff integrating theory and research into practice. This role reporting to the Quality and Compliance Manager will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to finalise and implement our National Practice Framework and Case Management Framework procedures. ABOUT YOUThe ideal applicant we are seeking will have:Tertiary qualification in Social Work, or similar with eligibility for membership to a recognised professional body.Demonstrated experience of working with key therapeutic and practice approaches within a homelessness, housing, and family/ domestic violence context including:Trauma Informed PracticeRecovery PrinciplesHousing First and Supportive Housing PrinciplesSubstantial knowledge of the interpersonal and structural issues faced by people (and women specific) experiencing homelessness and/ or housing risk.Significant experience in the assessment and provision of service responses for clients with a history of trauma and/or abuse.Demonstrated ability to engage with, motivate, train and mentor teams to ensure delivery of interventionsSubstantial experience in leading critical reflection, applying theoretical frameworks and referring to research and literature to inform case practice and decision making at an advanced levelDemonstrated ability in the design and provision of training packagesStrong alignment to YWCA ValuesExperience in influencing others and moving toward a common practice.Solid understanding of change management principles and change processes.Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office and client management systems, and experience in report writing.This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements.  This includes:Completion of a national criminal history checkA valid relevant state-based working with children permit.Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, which includes Government recommended boosters. Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.  APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 8 August 2022Position Description 48 AUD Melbourne 3000