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  • Position Description Elder Abuse Services Coordinator

    HR – PD – Elder Abuse Service (EAS) Coordinator – V1.0 Page 1 of 4 Issue Date: May 2019 Review Date: May 2021 RAQDMS-2-7407 THIS DOCUMENT IS UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED

    Location/s Morayfield/Strathpine

    Reporting to Regional Manager

    Direct Reports Nil

    Level Band D

    Date Updated October 2018

    About the Role The purpose of this position is to support the coordination and development of the Elder Abuse Service consistent with the Funding Agreement. This role will also work to ensure a high standard of case management, counselling and family mediation services is provided to individuals and their families impacted by elder abuse. The role aims to work with families impacted as a whole, to find solutions to the underlying problems driving abuse. The role will also provide community engagement and promotional activities to build client demand and awareness of the service.

    Key Responsibilities

    Service Delivery

    Provide accessible and client-focused services that consider the complex needs and experiences of people who have been impacted by Elder abuse.

    Show demonstrated understanding of theoretical knowledge of trauma and/or crisis intervention including the impact of the trauma.

    Provide appropriate information, advice and referral activities to families and individuals impacted by elder abuse.

    Ensure case management and warm referral processes are undertaken including linkage to other programs and services provided by RAQ that may be relevant in a timely manner and in accordance with RAQ protocols, procedures and service delivery standards.

    Provide clear, accurate and timely information and advice to EAS clients, including access to information regarding the Elder abuse and support for the whole family.

    Provide support, including outreach, to particular cohorts or identified communities to support access to the Service.

    Develop and build referral pathways and community awareness of the Elder Abuse Service.

    Program Coordination Provide first level assistance to clients, internal and external stakeholders in resolving problem calls for EAS related matters.

    Provide expert advice and assistance to internal stakeholders around EAS specific issues and management of complex cases.

    Liaise with Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL) Contact Centre and venue based practitioners to monitor venue waitlists for the program and ensure that clients receive service within specified time frames.

    Community Education & Engagement

    Represent the organisation in professional forums, focus groups, events, and information/education sessions to meet the needs of key stakeholders.

    Organise and participate in community workshops.

    Provide relevant referrals and build relationships and referral pathways with relevant agencies as appropriate.

    Assist in the promotion of the service.

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    Program Development

    Assist with process development and implementation for the program.

    Develop, foster, and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in the community as part of the case management process.

    Provide expert program advice related to service delivery processes, alongside the relevant Program Manager, to both practitioners and senior staff.

    Contribute to and/or lead continuous improvement initiatives and projects.

    Duty of Care and Legislative Requirements

    Maintain confidentiality and duty of care, including identification and assessment of domestic and family violence, child safety, threat of harm to self or others, and other risk factors; and take appropriate steps as required by organisational policy and procedure.

    Understand and meet legislative and funding requirements including collecting and recording statistical data in a timely and accurate manner.

    Maintain and monitor any perceived Conflicts of Interest as it is critical that support and advice that is given to any client is as independent as possible from any actual or perceived influence from an institution responsible for institutional child abuse.

    File and Diary Management

    Maintain client files, case notes and risk management documentation as per organisational policy and procedure.

    Maintain the client information system to enable effective and informed client bookings.

    Supervision and Professional Development

    Demonstrate ongoing commitment to participation in supervision and professional development as per organisational policy and procedure.

    Be receptive to feedback and apply reflective practice to improve professional development.

    Administration and Planning

    Where directed assist with the provision of administrative and general office duties.

    Contribute to operational planning as requested by the reporting manager.

    Other Organisational Responsibilities

    Adhere to all organisational policies, procedures, standards and practices.

    Act only in ways that advances RAQ objectives, values and reputation.

    Other duties, consistent with skills and experience, as directed by the reporting manager.

    Core Competencies

    Business Acumen Applies knowledge of the business and the industry to advance the organisation's goals.

    Inspires Others Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organisation achieve its objectives.

    Service Excellence Builds strong client relationships and delivers client-centric solutions. Seeks ways to improve outcomes for clients as consistent with RAQ’s Mission, Vision and Values.

    Professionalism Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

    Inclusion Interacts with all stakeholders in ways that demonstrate respect of social and cultural differences, and a commitment to challenging attendant social inequities.

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    About You To be successful in this position you will have:

    Required Highly Desired

    Qualifications Possession of an appropriate undergraduate tertiary qualification in the social or behavioural sciences.

    Possession of, or progression towards attaining a postgraduate qualification is highly desirable.

    Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney-General’s Department, or ability to obtain.

    Experience

    Demonstrated experience providing crisis, trauma and victims counselling in a variety of settings, for example individuals, couples, children, young people, families and groups.

    Demonstrated experience in applying a case management framework to ensure the effective management of complex cases.

    Demonstrated experience in process development and implementation specific to counselling programs.

    Demonstrated experience in engaging proactively with and supporting clients of diverse backgrounds (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, low socioeconomic status, people with disabilities and people of diverse bodies, genders and sexualities).

    Demonstrated experience in broader stakeholder and community engagement and promotional activities.

    Previous experience in providing advice and training to support the management of complex cases.

    Knowledge Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical frameworks for providing crisis, trauma and victims counselling and case management in a variety of settings.

    Skills

    Demonstrated client focus using a high standard of interpersonal communication skills, including the capacity to resolve conflict, problem solve and deescalate emotionally charged situations.

    Demonstrated ability to identify customer needs, assess for risks and develop strategies to meet those needs.

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    Ability to provide expert advice, and assist with training activities, relating to trauma and crisis intervention and case management.

    Business analysis and process development skills.

    Ability to identify opportunities for change and lead continuous improvement initiatives.

    Previous experience in managing caseloads and ability to demonstrate excellent time management, attention to detail and prioritising skills.

    It should be noted that Position Descriptions are under constant review and may be changed at any time.

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