Team Leader – Supporting Transitions Anchor Inc


Team Leader

Sale and Bairnsdale, Gippsland

Full-time, ongoing

Are you

  • Passionate about working with children, young people and their families?
  • Ready for the challenge of building a new team?
  • Interested in seeing the client through a lens of ‘potential’ rather than one ‘deficit’?

Then this may be the role for you!

Who we are

Anchor provides high quality services that bring about significant improvements in the life experiences of children, young people and families and caregivers. We pride ourselves in working from a strengths-based, trauma informed model of care, Advantaged Thinking and Self-Determination Theory, where the voice of clients and carers are considered a priority to informing our practice and service development.

The Supporting Transitions team’s purpose is to empower the voice of the individual, and to support and promote positive change as they are the experts in their own lives. The team delivers a range of interventions that are individualised and funded through Targeted Care Packages, primarily used to either transition young people out of or ensure young do not enter residential services.

As part of an established Supporting Transitions team, you will work together to ensure that children and families receive seamless support as they move across the pathways. The team delivers a range of interventions that fall into the scope of Targeted Care Packages, including transitioning from care, family reunification and family preservation support.

Your purpose is to work constructively with young people from diverse backgrounds, integrating theoretical concepts such as positive psychology and Advantaged Thinking alongside that of developmental trauma.

There will be opportunities to grow your skills and experience, and be provided support, supervision, and professional development to set you up for success.

As a Team Leader your duties will include:


  • Provide effective leadership, support, development, and mentoring of staff to ensure they reach their full professional capacity

Service delivery

  • Drive a culture of quality assurance, accountability and improvement, ensuring the provision of services to Anchor’s clients is of the highest standard
  • Coordinate the delivery of a high quality program that provides genuine and positive outcomes for clients

Service development

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Manager to plan and implement responses in relation to sector and service developments
  • Represent the Agency’s services to potential participants, other agency services and outside agencies


  • Ensure KPI’s are met and practice is delivered in accordance with all relevant legislative frameworks, including the program requirements and CIMS

Strategic partnering activities

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of quality partnerships with key agencies including DFFH
  • Qualifications

  • An appropriate degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services or a related discipline, recognised in Australia, is required. Post graduate qualifications and/or minimum five years’ staff management experience considered an advantage.

  • To succeed in this role, you will have knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Advantaged Thinking, as well as the services, processes and networks that are needed and utilised by Anchor’s client group

  • You will also have the capacity to influence a culture of possibility with the ability to think outside the square and develop, consulting with key stakeholders, a creative and flexible approach to meeting the needs of our clients.

  • Additional Information

  • What we offer

  • Anchor is committed to developing our people. Here, you’ll be supported to be your best. What we provide:

  • Work arrangements that flex to you to allow for a positive work-life balance
  • Additional ex gratia paid leave – 2 days per year at Christmas
  • Engaging, inclusive and supportive team
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Generous Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 free income tax per year, to maximise your take home pay
  • Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals and entertainment
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities to continuously grow and develop professionally.

Next steps

If this sounds like a role that would make you excited to come to work each day, we’d like the opportunity to learn more about you!

Please have a read of the position description which can be found on our website at

If you’d like more information about the position, please contact People and Culture at [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.

Applications close at midday on 13 September 2023

Successful candidates will be required to meet the following screening requirements:

  • Criminal History Check
  • Working With Children Check
  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia

Anchor reserves the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately. This opportunity is only open to candidates with appropriate legal working rights within Australia.

Our Child Safety, Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

Anchor is a child safe organisation, committed to child safety and wellbeing. Anchor recruits’ staff in accordance with the Child Safe Standards Victoria.

At Anchor, we aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality, or religion.  We welcome and strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience to apply.

Anchor is committed to creating a culturally safe environment that values and supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people(s); where culture and heritage is acknowledged, and respected, as being core to their existence. We recognise and respect the unique culture and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our communities.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.