Job title: Team Leader – Youth Residential Services
Job description: We have a rare opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Youth Residential Services Program. The program delivers high quality care and support within a 24-hour residential setting to children and young people who are unable live with their families, kinship carers or foster carers. The program supports vulnerable children and young people who present complex needs, and have often experienced past trauma and abuse.
As a Team Leader, you will provide effective leadership, supervision and support to a dedicated team of support workers providing direct care to children and young people within a residential unit. The role will contribute to the ongoing development of the program by ensuring that services are consumer-focused, and are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Certificate IV in Child, Youth & Family Intervention. Current first aid and CPR certification is also required.
You will also have:
- Demonstrated experience in the provision of professional supervision and mentoring support
- Sound understanding of legislation and regulations relevant to the out of home care sector
- Proven ability thrive in a busy work environment – being flexible in prioritising your workload to suit the needs of the program
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to form effective working relationships and foster a positive team culture
- Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills
How to Apply
If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:
- Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
- Current resume
Get in touch
Jane Pascal – Manager, Residential Services South
T: 0434 660 306 (during business hours)
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.
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Location: Melbourne, VIC
Job date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 05:48:17 GMT