connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Program Coordinator – Forced Adoption Support Services

  • Opportunity to co-ordinate this important state-wide service
  • Full-time, 3 years fixed-term contract
  • Base salary $97k-$100k per annum, superannuation, tax-free benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced professional to coordinate the activities for this important program working across centres to deliver supportive services to clients affected by forced adoption.

  • Salary

    $97k - $100 kpa + super + tax benefits
  • Closing Date

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About RAV
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

About the role:

Reporting to the General Manager Operations, your responsibilities include supervising a team of Therapeutic Case Managers on a day-to-day basis and overseeing the Forced Adoption Support Services (COMPASS) program, a state-wide service.

COMPASS provides specialist support to people affected by past forced adoption policies and practice. The program compliments and enhances existing services funded by state government and aim to improve access to peer support, professional counselling and records tracing.

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Degree in Behavioural Sciences or other relevant tertiary qualification required.
  • Experience in supervising, leading and managing a team for the successful achievement of program goals and tasks.
  • Significant therapeutic assessment, formulation and case planning experience in a setting relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrated experience of therapeutic work with individuals and their families and knowledge of the impact of trauma on adult functioning.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively intervene, prioritise and manage crisis situations.

This role is based in our Sunshine centre. This position is full-time and the successful candidate will be offered a 3 year fixed-term contract.

What we offer: You will receive a competitive remuneration package plus superannuation and salary packaging. RAV is an ‘Employer of Choice’ in the community sector providing ongoing professional development training, flexible leave, paid maternity leave as well as other work and life integration benefits to our staff. 

If you have a specific query, contact Michael Muldoon, General Manager Operations, phone 03 8573 2222.

Applications close on Tuesday 26th June, 2018.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. RAV requires a satisfactory National Police and Working with Children Check.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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