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Aboriginal Men's Program Manager - Identified Position

First Grade Recruitment - North Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


First Grade has partnered with the Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service to source an Aboriginal Men's Program Manager based in Lilydale in Melbourne's north east.

The Aboriginal Men’s Program Manager is responsible for overseeing and guiding the quality of practice, supporting and developing all clinical staff in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of practitioners.

The Aboriginal Men’s Program Manager will work collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) to build and develop a skilled workforce, develop and strengthen case practice, provide high quality effective service delivery and support other practitioners in the development of programs and case plans to bring about the changes necessary to ensure the safety, stability and development of Aboriginal children, young people and their families and to achieve case plan objectives.

The position will have supervisory responsibility of practitioners, commensurate with their other duties and will drive practice excellence throughout the organisation, offering guidance on these matters to the Board. The programs you are responsible for are the Men's Programs, Men's Group Programs and Men's Family Violence Therapeutic Program.



  • You must have a minimum 5 years' experience and tertiary qualification in Social Work, Counselling or similar.
    • A primary focus on family violence, Men's behaviour change, human behaviour, family dynamics and/or impacts of trauma, and,
    • A practical component such as counselling or case management
  • A demonstrated understanding of intergenerational trauma in relation to Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in a management position including attending meetings, managing staff, budgets and reporting
  • Comprehensive understanding of Family Violence and Therapeutic Healing and the Men's Behaviour Change framework, as well as demonstrated practical experience in working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the legislative, policy, and practice requirements relating to Aboriginal Men, children, families, and communities impacted by family violence and is able to apply these skills in practice and decision-making. 
  • 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.
  • Understands risk to child/ren and the impact on a child’s development.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of the Victorian Royal Commission in Family Violence recommendations.
  • Maintains high level of professionalism pertaining to privacy and confidentiality of clients and BWAHS
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, staff, clients and maintain reporting requirements.
  • Ability to participate and represent BWAHS and BWAHS interests at various meetings as required.
  • Facilitation and training skills

Highly Desirable

  • Membership or eligibility for registration of one of the following bodies: AASW, AHPRA, ACA or PACFA
  • Knowledge and experience with Child Protection Services

Finally, you will need to demonstrate a practical understanding of the legislative, policy, and practice requirements relating to Aboriginal children, families, and communities impacted by family violence and be able to work within these requirements.

Please note: Will need to hold or be willing to obtain a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check. You will also need a current Driver's License.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To submit an application for this position please use the apply online function or send a copy of a CV and covering letter to Dan at First Grade on [email protected]

North Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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