First listed on: 22 November 2020

Manager, Strengthening Health Response to Family Violence


Canberra Health Services

Women, Youth and Children
Women, Youth and Children Community Health Programs

Manager, Strengthening Health Response to Family Violence

Health Professional Level 4

Salary Range: $108,926 - $117,249 (PN: 46882)

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

Women, Youth and Children Community Health Programs deliver a range of primary health care community-based services to children, families and women. These services include support, education and information; counselling, assessment and screening; early identification and referral; and the delivery of public health programs. Services are delivered within a multi-disciplinary context.

The Supporting Safer Families Program is a multi-disciplinary team who provide training for our CHS workforce on family violence and child protection. As an employer and provider of public health services, CHS supports all staff with essential education to recognise and understand their role and responsibilities according to legislation and policies to:

  • report child abuse and neglect and
  • to develop a shared understanding to build capability to sensitively enquire and safely respond to people who are experiencing family violence.

This is a rewarding and exciting role to lead an emerging team of specialist trainers within the newly established Safer Families Program. The SHRFV Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of evidenced based learning to the CHS workforce. The position provides an opportunity to enhance skills in the translation of practice knowledge through the delivery of quality training to a broad range of health professionals.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in a Health Profession
  • Eligibility for ACT Registration where applicable and/or eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional organisation required
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.


  • Hold a current driver’s license
  • Minimum five years post graduate experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Vocational or tertiary qualification in education and training e.g. Certificate 4 in training and assessment or group work

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


This is a temporary position available for two and a half years (30 months) with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Part-time hours will be considered.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit (ref 01SWA)

Contact Officer: Fiona Holihan (02) 5124 7417

Applications Close: 01 December 2020

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