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 ROLEWe are currently seeking a dedicated professional 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. The person can be based in any of our locations, with the option of a hybrid work from home model. You will;Implement our National Practice Framework and Case Management Framework proceduresCreate a plan to co-design and lead a Community of PracticeDevelop clinical content in key YWCA frameworks and proceduresMotivate, mentor and train teams including the ability to design and deliver training packages ABOUT YOUThe ideal applicant we are seeking will have:Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or similarDemonstrated experience working with key therapeutic and practice approaches within a homelessness, housing, and family/domestic violence contextKnowledge of the interpersonal/structural issues faced for homelessness and/or housing riskSubstantial experience in leading critical reflection, applying theoretical frameworks and referring to research and literature to inform case practice and advanced decision makingExperience influencing others and moving toward a common practice with solid understanding of change management principlesThis 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.Don’t meet every single requirement? At YWCA Australia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.  If this role speaks to you but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway.Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change. APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 18 September 2022Position Description 48 AUD Melbourne 3000