Manager – Therapeutic Support Creating Links (N.S.W.) Ltd

JOB DESCRIPTION

About us  

Creating Links is a leading medium sized boutique NFP organisation that delivers a diverse range of services in the areas of children & family, disability, financial counselling, fostering and youth across the Greater Sydney area. At Creating Links, we aim to develop resilient, productive, and inclusive communities and families. 

We are an evolving, forward-thinking organisation that values a socially and culturally diverse community and ability to create opportunities to provide services and programs to our community.  

About the role

Creating Links are seeking a fulltime experienced and passionate individual to join our team as the Manager of Therapeutic Support! 

The role is Responsible for leadership, monitoring and supervision of the Therapeutic Care Team and a network of external partners that respond to the therapeutic treatment needs of children and young people, support authorised foster and relative/kinship carers and birth parents to provide therapeutic care to children and young people in placement. 

Benefits of working at Creating Links:  

  • Diverse and Inclusive culture  
  • Phone and laptop provided  
  • Strong and supportive leadership 
  • Focus on professional development of employees  
  • Salary Packaging options available  
  • Uses a Therapeutic Care Framework  
  • Flexible working arrangements 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the therapeutic care team and support the child or young person’s placement by developing, implementing, and reviewing case planning and overseeing Therapeutic Treatment Plans. 
  • Participate in program development, implementation and review of the Therapeutic Foster Care Program working collaboratively to contribute to the successful development and implementation of the program. 
  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of quality assurance measures and quality improvement frameworks for clinical service delivery. 
  • Ensure the collaborative and active involvement of all care team members in the child or young person’s assessment, including arranging for appropriate support to facilitate participation by children/ young person’s carers, both parents & significant others. 
  • Provide data and evidence to inform decision making in therapeutic services. 
  • Ensure all data and evidence is accurately recorded and updated regularly.  
  • Provide reports on team and network performance, outcomes for children, young people and carers, and other information as required. 
  • Oversee, manage, and allocate the financial resources within the Therapeutic team and network and provide regular reports to the Executive OOHC Manager on finance. 
  • Lead and build a team of professional clinical, welfare, administrative and volunteer staff.  
  • Manage staff work cycles and authorisation of time sheets 
  • Share responsibility for after hours on call support (24hrs service) 
  • Supervise the day-to-day allocation of duties to staff and ensure that priority matters are attended to within resources and timeframes. 
  • Oversee the compliance with relevant legislations including Child Protection Legislation and decisions around reporting. 
  • Undertake recruitment, selection, and team management functions to ensure an appropriate skill balance within the team. 

Essential Criteria:  

  • Relevant Degree in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural sciences with substantial experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience in therapeutic work practices with children and young people in care and carers and parents including counselling, assessment, Family Group Conferencing, group work activities, application of restoration tools, birth family contact, research frameworks, and therapeutic life story work.  
  • Extensive experience in child, youth, and family practices, with experience in out of home care, working with children / young persons and birth parents who have experienced significant trauma. 
  • Experience of using data and evidence to lead change and drive continuous quality improvement. 
  • Ability to lead and develop an internal multi-disciplinary team and a network of external partners. 
  • Ability to participate and influence workplace practices that will enhance the delivery of a therapeutic model of service within the organisation  
  • Strong communication skills – written & verbal 
  • Sound understanding of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 
  • Current NSW working with children’s check. 
  • Current NSW driver’s license 
  • Covid-19 Vaccination 

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Sensitivity to issues of confidentiality, gender, cultural background, disability, age, and sexuality in working with young people and their families 
  • Knowledge of the social demographics and community services within the Creating Links Service Catchment areas 
  • Experience working with the community based non-government sector and ability to develop a sound understanding of the Permanency Support Program deliverables applicable to Creating Links  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and be able to provide a current National Police Clearance Check. 

Enquiries: [email protected] 

Job Closes on Monday 25th July 2022 @ 5pm

JOB SUMMARY

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Creating Links (N.S.W.) Ltd

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