Team Leader Child and Family Services FamilyCare

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Join a child and family services organisation providing vital services to the community everyday
  • Competitive salary of $105,985 – $110,417 (depending on qualifications and experience) + optional salary packaging!
  • Generous additional leave
  • Access to company vehicle and generous additional leave included
  • Genuine professional development and upskilling opportunities available

Our Mission

FamilyCare works with individuals, families and communities to increase wellbeing, build strengths and encourage optimism. This is made possible by our supportive and caring staff who are guided by the FamilyCare values in everything they do, and who we support by providing ongoing opportunities for development and upskilling.

The FamilyCare values are:

Respect for all people and of their right to reach their full potential

Empowerment of clients and staff to achieve their individual and collective goals

Integrity: Actions consistent with our beliefs

Leadership on issues that impact adversely on individuals, families and communities

Communication: A commitment to open and ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders

Professionalism in all aspects of our work

In order to continue to strengthen our impact in the community, we now have an opportunity for a Team Leader to join the FamilyCare team and provide leadership support to a team of Child and Family Practitioners in the Lower Hume Region.

A Rewarding Role – In More Ways Than One

In addition to a competitive salary of $105,985 – $110,417 (depending on qualifications and experience), you will be rewarded for your important work with:

  • Salary packaging options available up to $16,000, with the option for a vehicle to be part of that package
  • Meals and entertainment packaging available up to $2,500
  • Access to company vehicle when travel is required
  • 3 paid leave days between Christmas and New Year in addition to 4 weeks annual leave
  • 12 days sick leave (pro-rata) during first year of employment, which extends up to 21 days after 3 years of employment with FamilyCare
  • Generous professional development opportunities – we encourage our staff to further develop their skills and passion, and we have a dedicated budget to help you reach your fullest potential
  • Access to EAP

How You’ll Make a Difference

The Child and Family Services Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day operation and administration of a team of Child and Family Practitioners and will ensure a child focused/strength based approach is used when supporting families.

You will do this by contributing to the overall services offered by FamilyCare and to the improvement and ongoing provision of quality family support services delivered through FamilyCare.

Some of the day to day duties may include:

  • Lead a team to achieve positive outcomes for clients and meet agency standards and guidelines.
  • Participate in the planning of the Child and Family Services Program.
  • Ensure program and client records are maintained according to established agency policies and procedures.
  • Support the development and implementation of Early Intervention approaches within child and family services required.

This position is a minimum of 30 hours per week (full time negotiable), based at the FamilyCare Seymour office.

If you would like more information contact Naomi Mazzone, Manager of Child and Family Services Mob: 0458 837 267.

For more detail about the core duties of this role, click Apply to be taken to our recruitment landing page where you can view the Position Description.

What You’ll Bring to the Team

To be considered for this role, you must hold at a minimum, a Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma related to social welfare practice and supervision experience is desirable.

We also require candidates to hold a Working with Children Check, valid Victorian driver’s license, satisfactory National Police Check and a minimum 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Critical to your success in this role will also be:

  • Sound knowledge of theoretical and practice frameworks relating to child development, trauma and attachment.
  • Ability to lead and train staff in the assessment of children and families needs in order to develop and implement appropriate action plans.
  • An understanding of the child protection system and the ability to liaise with members of the child protection team.
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate with a range of people including but not limited to government, statutory bodies and clients.

Note: candidates who have spent 12+ months overseas in the last 10 years will also be required to present evidence of an International Police Check.

Though not essential, 2+ years of case management experience including work with children and young families at risk will be highly regarded. Graduates looking to kickstart their career are also encouraged to apply.

Looking to take the next step in your social work career? Apply now!