About the Organisation and the Intensive Family Support program
Lutheran Community Care (LCC) provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church in SA and NT through a range of programs including emergency relief, financial counselling and wellbeing, family support and education, foster care, housing and family shelter, and refugee services.
Funded by the Federal Government, the Intensive Family Support program is an intensive home and community based family support service offered to highly vulnerable families in the NT community of Hermannsburg (Ntaria). The program focuses on improving outcomes for children aged 0-12 in families referred through Child Protection Income Management (CPIM).
About the Opportunity
Lutheran Community Care now has an opportunity available in the Intensive Family Support Services team based in Ntaria, Northern Territory (also known as Hermannsburg), approximately 130kms from Alice Springs.
Team Leader – Intensive Family Support Service
The Team Leader will lead the Intensive Family Support Services team. As such, previous supervisory experience will be a requirement for this particular role. This is a full-time, contract position available for an immediate start.
The key aim and objective of this role is to:
- Lead and supervise an effective and collaborative team of Case Workers and Aboriginal Family Support Workers
- Communicate and develop respectful relationships with families, the community and relevant stake holders
- Ensure the quality of services delivered are of a high standard and comply with current legislation, accreditation and contractual requirements
- Coordinate support with case planning and assessment and assist with planned home/family visits as necessary
Day-to-day this will include (but not be limited to):
- Assessing the priority and providing appropriate responses to families that demonstrate high and complex needs
- Advocating for clients with relevant government and non-government agencies to assist in achieving positive outcomes
- Providing an integrated intervention service that responds to the needs of clients referred to the programs
- Supporting referred families to improve their ability to protect and care for their children using a culturally informed, strengths-based approach
- Assisting families to address identified issues threatening their parenting capacity and other factors contributing to their disadvantage
You will be responsible for ensuring the Intensive Family Support Service meets quality and contractual requirements and will need to have strong networking skills, with the ability to build strategic partnerships and oversee HR and WHS initiatives. The successful person in this role will also need to have a good understand of funding requirements and obligations.
In addition to the above, you will have demonstrated experience in case management, assessment and referral in the context of providing child-focused parenting support, and you will have a practical understanding of strengths-based family intervention approaches. Any experience gained specifically with trauma and/or domestic violence will be highly regarded.
Ideally, you will have worked previously with Aboriginal people and will have the aptitude and sensitivity to work with, and support families at risk including an understanding of child development and the impact of neglect and trauma on children and families.
To be considered for this position, you will need to hold tertiary qualifications in Social Work or similar and membership with (or eligibility to join), the Australian Association of Social Workers OR the Australian Community Workers Association.
Critical to your success in these positions will be the ability to live and work in a remote location. You will be resilient, with a flexible approach to your work and the patience to build long-term relationships with community members.
Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will need to obtain the following:
- A current and unrestricted Australian Driver’s License;
- An OCHRE card (or ability to obtain); and
- A current National Criminal History Record Check (or ability to obtain).
About the Benefits
Lutheran Community Care employs over 100 staff across South Australia and the Northern Territory in a wide range of job roles that all help support the community. A career with Lutheran Community Care offers exciting rewards and challenges to those who want to make a difference to communities and people in need.
The Team Leader will be offered a competitive remuneration package circa $84,121 – $87,678 + super, commensurate with skills and experience.
Each position will also have access to a range of additional benefits including:
- Accommodation (negotiable if applicable);
- Vehicle for work and personal use (negotiable if applicable);
- Relocation assistance, and
- Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
The organisation prides itself on providing a working environment where staff and volunteers are supported to grow both personally and professionally. It provides ongoing learning and development opportunities to all staff to equip them to succeed in the delivery of the highest standards of services.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to help ‘Close the Gap’ in Indigenous health and wellbeing in a highly remote location. If you are interested in learning more, we want to hear from you.
Applications close Sunday Jun 14 2020 at 5pm