We are seeking a Team Leader to oversee our Foster Care Assessment and Training Team.
- Make life better for kids with an iconic organization that celebrates your successes
- Embrace our continuous focus on learning, development, and upskilling plus plenty of support
- Enjoy salary packaging options and generous leave in addition to your competitive take-home pay
You are empathetic, but you’re also pragmatic: you have the ability to see that crucial bigger picture. You’re meticulously organised and your high-level communication skills see you negotiating difficult and challenging situations with poise, clarity, and respect. Your background in Social Work and Foster Care Services paired with your intimate knowledge of Child Protection legislation and complex family cases will serve you well in this role. You value friendship, compassion, humour, hard work, justice, and hope. But most of all, you’re driven by one mission: to create a world where all children live happily in a safe and caring environment. Everything you do feeds into that one goal.
Which is why we’ll get along great
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Team Leader Central (Assessment and Training) to join a well-respected and longstanding not-for-profit faith-based organisation, whose focus it is to empower our team with high-level support to ensure we deliver positive outcomes for our foster carers and children in care.
In joining our team, you will provide leadership, support, input, and direction within Foster Care Services and provide site coordination. Team Leaders in FCS are responsible for leading and managing work teams in specific portfolio areas. These portfolio areas include, but are not limited to, recruitment and retention, assessment, training, placement, support, contract compliance, therapeutic support, clinical governance, and administration.
Could you be the perfect addition to this high-performing team?
If so, you will have extensive knowledge and proven experience in leading and managing a team in Out of Home Care Services. Your intimate knowledge of the effects of trauma and abuse, attachment issues and behaviour management will serve you well in this role. You will also be tertiary-qualified and comfortable in working independently to ensure we’re continuously driving positive outcomes. In addition to the above you will also need the accreditation in Step by Step 2017 or be prepared to undertake it.
You also have an open Driver’s license and DHS Working with Children’s check (don’t worry if you don’t have that yet, we can assist if necessary). If you’ve got a First Aid certificate or a current National Police Clearance, we’d love to hear about those, too.
In exchange for your hard work, though, the rewards will be great. That competitive salary will be yours, along with enviable options for salary packaging. But that’s not what you’re here for. At the end of the day, your greatest reward will be the knowledge that you’ve helped your community to create better futures.
Social Justice, Compassion, Inclusion and Commitment.
If these values are true to you and your passion to help create better lives for those that really need it then we would love to hear from you.
LC Level 5
Full-time, fixed term contract to 30th June 2022
For more information contact Dawn Oakley, Operations Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or 0439 961 240.
To lodge your application and download a copy of the Job Description go to the Lutheran Care Recruitment Hub. Applications close 31st May 2021
Applications close Monday May 31 2021 at 5.00pm