Team Lead Family Violence

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jigsaw whanganui is a well-established charitable trust. Through its various services our professional team works alongside whānau and families in Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Ruapehu to provide good care and nurture to their children. The agency identifies itself as a Te Tiriti Article 3 organisation and has a reputation for strong teamwork, professional excellence, respectful relationships, extensive networks and an absolutely commitment to the integrity of families and children’s wellbeing.

 

We are seeking an exceptional practitioner, well qualified in social work or allied field, with a sound analysis of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect, well versed in group work and fully committed to the wellbeing of whānau and families, to lead this exciting new initiative for our community

We offer a nurturing and very rewarding staff environment based on respect, teamwork, strong professional support and commitment to excellent social work practice

Applications close at noon Friday December 13th .

 

For further information tel 06 345 1636 or email  admin@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz

 

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TEAM LEADER – FAMILY VIOLENCE PROGRAMMES

HOURS:         40 per week

 ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Executive Officer

 OBJECTIVE:   Whānau and families are safe and nurturing for everyone

 PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Lead the provision of effective family violence programmes to local whānau and families

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH:

  1. Whānau and families
  2. Operations Manager
  3. Practice Manager
  4. Referring agencies and services
  5. Interagency Collaborations

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Requests for Service
  2. Case Management & Supervision of staff
  3. Information and advice to whānau and families
  4. Programme Quality
  5. Professional Development, Supervision & Consultation
  6. Promotion & Liaison
  7. Leadership

 

  1. REQUESTS FOR SERVICE
  • Actively promote manakitanga and whānaungatanga with all service users
  • Screen, triage and allocate all requests for family violence programmes
  • Ensure referral agencies are well informed regarding criteria for agency family violence services,  time frames and process
  • Check and identify safety issues i.e. client and worker and implement any immediate response required
  • Liase with Practice Manager regarding support to whānau and family
  • Gather necessary consents and liase with other agencies and service agencies as appropriate
  • Ensure information is recorded and kept up to date the Client Management System

 

  1. CASE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION OF STAFF
  • Deliver assessments and individual and group family violence programmes
  • Provide case work management, direction  and supervision to all Family Violence programmes staff
  • Liaise with referrers and external case management forums
  • Provide appropriate consultation and advice to all staff in identifying and responding to risk situations
  • Consult with Practice Manager and Executive Officer as appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of family violence programme staff accreditation, supervision and professional development
  • Assist Executive Officer conduct MOJ accreditation assessments of family violence staff and performance reviews, ensuring everyone in the team has clear performance goals

 

  1. INFORMATION AND ADVICE TO WHᾹNAU AND FAMILIES 
  • In association with Leadership Group provide immediate  information, advice and support to whānau and families seeking assistance
  • Ensure appropriate strategies, referrals and safety plans are in place
  • Undertake any immediate response required to imminent danger and risk to family members
  • Ensure timely Advice and Information records are completed in the Client Management System
  1. PROGRAMME QUALITY 
  • Ensure excellent delivery of family violence programmes and compliance with MOJ and other relevant practise standards
  • Actively promote practice reflection
  • Ensure services are culturally relevant
  • Assist Executive Officer to undertake regular review of family violence programmes
  • Gather participant and family evaluations of agency’s family violence services

 

  1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION
  • Meet at least twice a year with Executive Officer to establish and review performance goals
  • In consultation with Executive Officer undertake relevant on-going professional development
  • Participate fully in external supervision as per agency policy
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies and membership

 

  1. PROMOTION & LIAISON 
  • Liaise with referral agencies
  • Ensure client families and referrers understand what services the organisation provides
  • Ensure the agency participates effectively in various case management forums and in a manner always consistent with jigsaw whanganui kaupapa
  • Assist in service promotion in consultation with Executive Officer
  1. TEAM LEADERSHIP
  • Provide advice to Executive Officer
  • Participate in Agency Leadership Team, actively promote the agency kaupapa
  • Assist in supervision of student placements
  • Assist Executive in recruitment of staff

Personal Qualities

Our organisation needs staff who actively practice respect. By this we mean people who in their everyday interactions accept people as they are without judgment, understand and value differences, treat every person with dignity, are able to be honest about themselves and able to manage their own reactions, thoughts and feelings.

Applicants need to have a commitment to and be living a violence free lifestyle. This includes a commitment to use non-violent parenting practices i.e. no physical punishment of children. This commitment needs to be both in your personal and professional life.

Qualifications

  • Social Work degree or equivalent qualification in human services
  • Appropriate qualification and experience in professional supervision
  • A track record of highly competent practice alongside whānau and families

 Key Competencies

  • Sound assessment and facilitation skills
  • Culturally competent – well able to work in Te Ao Māori
  • Sound understanding of and analysis of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect
  • Sound understanding of adult learning
  • Sound leadership; able to inspire and support others be at their very best
  • An absolute commitment to the integrity and whānau and families
  • The capacity to engender hope in the face of pain and adversity
  • Able to build and grow sound practice in the context of a complex regulated system
  • Able to positively influence social systems and structures to be responsive to whānau and families
  • Excellent networking – able to contribute to community capacity and capability across our services deliver area

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