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New position advertised: Director of Practice and Learning

New, exciting full-time position based at our head office in Melbourne CBD

Position Objective:

The Director of Practice and Learning is responsible for overseeing of the quality of practice amongst member organisations, delivery of NTV services, and support to staff dealing with perpetrators of family violence. The Director of Practice and Learning is also responsible for building and developing a skilled workforce to be able to deliver a high quality service to all stakeholders and as a peak body throughout Australia. The position will set the strategic direction and drive the clinical supervision, practice excellence and quality management processes throughout the organisation, offering guidance on these matters to other senior managers and the Board.  This role will primarily be responsible for the following key result areas:

  • Practice Leadership
  • Service and program development
  • Policy practice, review, advice and production
  • Training and professional development/capability development
  • Strategic partnerships (incl. government, member organisations etc.)
  • Engagement of key stakeholders
  • Quality management and improvement, audit and compliance
  • Clinical governance

Key selection criteria

Essential Skills:


  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with external clients, government departments and staff


  • Proven skills in managing day to day operations in a busy working environment


  • Maintains the highest standard of personal conduct in performing all duties


  • Can be relied and depended on to get the job done


  • A willingness to challenge and be challenged


  • A strong client service focus
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Confident with a high degree of motivation

Essential Knowledge:

  • A degree in Psychology , Social Work or a similar welfare or behavioural related degree which includes:
    • a primary focus on human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma arising from family violence and sexual assault; and preferably
    • a practical component such as case work practice with experience in responding to family violence
  • Significant experience as a family violence practitioner and practice leader including clinical supervision and training.
  • Proven knowledge of government departments and other stakeholders within the domestic and family violence sector
  • Experience and skill in policy development and implementation
  • An in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the Victorian Royal Commission findings and the impact on the family violence sector
  • Proven track record of being able to liaise effectively with people at all levels within an organisation as well as external to the organisation
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated track record of people management with the ability to influence others, build strong teams, collaborate and partner with others
  • Provide a focus on innovation management to create a learning and participative environment

Highly Desirable:

  • Membership or eligibility for registration of one of the following bodies: AASW, AHPRA, ACA or PACFA

Access and download the Position Description.

Annual salary dependent on experience, with salary packaging options available.

Appointment to this position will require a satisfactory clearance of a Police Check and Victorian Working With Children Check.

If you have any questions regarding the role please email or call (03) 9487 4500.

If you would like to take on this new position, please submit a cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria given above, as well as an up to date CV, to We look forward to receiving your application.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 April 2018.

Interviews will commence the morning of Monday 16 April 2018.