Manager, Northern Centre against Sexual Assault

Job posted: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 38205

Reference: 38205

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Manager to join our Northern Centre against Sexual Assaultteam.

NCASA is the regional sexual assault service for the Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne (LGAs Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin & Whittlesea). NCASA provides:

  • A range of services including 24 hour crisis care for victims of a recent sexual assault, counselling, group work, advocacy, secondary consultation, training for professionals and community education and prevention.

  • Therapeutic services to young people over the age of 12 years and adults, who have experienced sexual assault, whether past or recent, and their non-offending family members and friends. 

Details of position/position requirements

Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (NCASA), is the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) funded sexual assault support service for the Northern Metropolitan Region. The role of the NCASA Manager is to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the service and hold responsibility for the management, leadership, coordination and quality of the service and the NCASA team.

The NCASA Manager will plan, develop, coordinate, supervise and manage NCASA staff and services within the Northern Metropolitan Region, providing strategic leadership to ensure the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of services.

The NCASA Manager will also engage strategically with the external environment to ensure effective and collaborative relationships with all key stake holders.

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

Essential Knowledge and skills:  

  • A commitment to Austin Health values

  • An approved degree in social work or psychology and eligibility for membership of the AASW or registration by AHPRA; or holds an approved degree in a relevant discipline that relates to the role of NCASA manager and eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association or registration.

  • Demonstrated leadership and staff management skills including evidence of a collaborative and consultative leadership and management style. Experience in leading, supervising and providing support to professional staff.

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the complexities of working with people affected by of sexual assault and/or experience managing an agency/team focussed on supporting clients impacted by trauma

  • Sound understanding of recent developments in the areas of family violence, sexual assault and prevention of violence against women and the implications of these for Victorian sexual assault support services.

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills including extensive experience in networking, negotiation and working in strategic partnerships.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

  • Demonstrated  competence in financial management and reporting

  • High level of competence and demonstrated experience in advocacy work including  advocating for legislative and policy changes and social justice

  • Satisfactory Police Check and current Working with Children Check.

  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence.

Desirable but not essential:

  • A sound understanding of information technology including clinical systems, applications relevant to the management of rostering and risk management reporting or as required for the role and/or department.

  • Experience writing funding submissions.

  • Experience in overseeing the delivery training to professional groups.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Manager, Northern Centre against Sexual Assault

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Ashley Fowler - (03) 9496 5637
Heather Clarke - (03) 9496 2298

Manager, Northern Centre against Sexual Assault