Chief Executive Officer - WestCASA

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - WestCASA
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Social Work
Salary: + super and salary packaging
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TWPCW02_1626667628
Contact Name: Permanent Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 19, 2021

Job Description

Tradewind Australia is the leading recruitment partner for the community sector working to strengthen and develop workforces that support disadvantaged communities and those in crisis.

Tradewind is currently working with WestCASA, a community based not-for-profit sexual assault counselling service operating in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne for over 30 years. WestCASA provides counselling, crisis response, advocacy, education and training and is located in Werribee with outreach to Footscray, Melton, and the Dame Phylllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women's prison) at Ravenhall.

We are accepting applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer who will hold responsibility for the leadership, management and co-ordination of the work of the service, and oversees, with Board direction, its overall operations. All staff are accountable to the CEO directly or indirectly through the Clinical Services Manager and CCU Co-ordinator with direct reports including Team Leaders, Quality and Service Development Officer, Quality Project Officer and a Human Resources Consultant.

The Chief Executive Officer will instill values-based practices with the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Strategic Direction
  • People and Culture
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Operational Management
  • Financial Management
  • Staff Development and Supervision
  • Partnerships and Public Advocacy
  • Quality and Standards
  • Organisational Development

To be considered for this position;

You will have experience working with Boards and have proven leadership skills in strategy, advocacy and relationship management.

You will have an understanding of feminism and be committed to the principles of a feminist service with experience managing community services (direct service and counselling highly desirable) at senior leadership level.

WestCASA offer a highly competitive package including salary packaging with flexible working arrangements and offers the opportunity to lead in the promotion of recovery of all people who have experienced sexual assault and to strive for a world free from violence and family violence.

To apply, forward a copy of your resume and cover letter or for a confidential chat, call David Rogers at Tradewind Australia on 03 9081 0566.

Please note; VCAT Exemption No. H229/2014 means that only women can apply for this position.

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