Why choose a career at Toora?
You will spend your days making a difference to the lives of vulnerable women and children by supporting those who are struggling to turn their lives around and create a better future.
In doing so, the challenges will help you stretch and grow as a person.
“Toora allowed me to be me, myself without prejudice, surrounded by love and acceptance. It didn’t matter if I spoke with an accent or muddled up. I was still listened to. In six years of working with the residents, I have learned from them a life experience. I am privileged to be able to wake up in the morning and to look forward to coming to work.”
“There is so much joy in experiencing women’s strength, love, and support. Toora has grown and changed through the years but remains a very supportive workplace for women working with women.”
“We as women are strong and resilient and Toora has harnessed this strength, power and knowledge and used it to empower other women. Toora is choice for all who come. Toora is at the fore front of change and movement for women’s issues in Canberra and I am proud to be apart of something so profound.”
As part of our commitment to provide a positive workplace culture that supports Toora workers, Toora has developed an anonymous annual Staff Satisfaction Survey to measure workers attitude, feedback, motivation, and satisfaction about their jobs. It further informs Toora’s management about trends, key strengths of our work as well as areas for improvement. The survey results are presented to Toora’s Board, Leadership and service teams to discuss the results, identify areas that need action and initiate suitable measures.
You may be interested in what our staff had to say in our 2018 satisfaction survey:
· 100% of respondents agreed that their job makes good use of their skills and abilities (with 48% strongly agreeing)
· 96% of respondents agreed that their job is interesting and satisfying (with 35% strongly agreeing)
· 91% of respondents agreed that they have the support that they need to perform their job effectively (with 30% strongly agreeing).
· 87% of respondents agreed that within the team there is good teamwork (with 22% strongly agreeing)
· 87% of respondents agreed that TWI is an organisation that treats its workers with respect (with 30% strongly agreeing).
· 87% of respondents agreed that TWI’s procedures and systems allow them to do their job efficiently (with 26% strongly agreeing).
Case Coordinator – Special Measures Position
The Case Coordinator provides direct service delivery and ensures quality outcomes to women, with or without children, who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. This includes the provision of safe and secure crisis and transitional accommodation and outreach support, and comprehensive case management to address key areas of the client’s health and other needs. The Case Coordinator will assist clients to develop critical analysis of their circumstances and to achieve change in their interpersonal environment and broad social conditions.
The Special Measures Position is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people exclusively.
Women only applicants please as per sections 34(1) of the Discrimination Act 1991.
For additional information please contact CEO Kellie Friend - firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications addressing selection criteria and CV may be forwarded to email@example.com
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TDVHS (Toora Domestic Violence and Homelessness Service) Clinician
The TDVHS Clinician will provide psycho-educational support and counselling to women individually and where necessary in a group format.
Psycho-educational groups will be facilitated based on evidence-based models. The TDVHS clinician will also work as part of a care team with case coordinators, supporting women experiencing homelessness or needing support to stay out of the homelessness system, and women in the ACT corrections system.
The position will be predominately office-based, yet some outreach will be required, including some outreach to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) correctional facility as part of our Coming Home program.
Key Activities include:
• Counselling case management
• Professional practice, professional development and performance management
• Administration assistance to the TDVHS Service Manager such as data collection, reports and review of policies and procedures
• Teamwork, networking and Liaison
Person Specifications include:
• Tertiary qualifications and registration in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling equivalent
• Registration (or eligibility) under peak governing body; AASW, PACFA, ACA or APHRA.
• Minimum 2-3 years counselling experience working with traumatized populations.
• Counselling and case management skills
• Understanding of AOD, homelessness, sexual assault, domestic violence and issues of cultural difference and intersectionality
ACT Community Sector MEA Level 6-7 ($49.07 - $55.29 per hour), plus superannuation, generous leave entitlements and salary packaging
Permanent - 72 hours per fortnight (9 days)
Applicants must address the selection criteria and forward along with current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 5 February 2023
Please note: Women only applicants please as per sections 34(1) of the Discrimination Act 1991.
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