Practice Supervisor (DFV Specialist)

Employment Type:
Full-Time Temporary  
FNQ: IFS Team 4
Supporting Documentation:

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for 30 years. In 2018 - 2019 we provided services to 46,084 people, including over 31,000 children; a 15% increase from the year before.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job.....

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Practice Supervisor (Domestic and Family Violence Specialist) to join our team in the Cairns office. This position is full-time and fixed-term until 30 September 2021.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the professional practice of your team.
  • Manage a restricted caseload involving development of a case plan that addresses identified needs and child protection concerns (with a focus on domestic and family violence concerns).
  • Be an active consultant in the area of domestic and family violence.

About you....

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • Professional registration (if required).
  • Membership of a relevant professional association (desirable).
  • At least 5 years’ working in a domestic and family violence capacity with a case management focus.
  • Experience and knowledge of domestic and family violence issues including theory, dynamics and the impact on individuals, families and communities.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to work with families from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6.1 – 6.3 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $84,604 - $87,222 pa (base negotiable depending on experience/skills) plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, there are excellent salary packaging options offering the opportunity to significantly increase a team members take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Award (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Awards in categories (1) Health and Wellbeing (2) Leadership and (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including additional annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Study Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health and Well-being Portal
  • Excellent flexible work environment.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Tamara Stafford on 400 794 444 or

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Closing Date: 18 October 2019