Team Manager Mercy Community


The Role

Mercy Community have a position available for a Permanent Full-time Team Manager to join the Foster and Kinship Care team based at our Toowoomba office. This position will be responsible for delivering a consistently high-quality service across the Toowoomba region. The purpose of this role is to provide effective leadership, management and support in the development and implementation of high-quality services in the Foster and Kinship Care Program.

To be eligible for this position you will require (Key Selection Criteria):

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology or relevant discipline.
  • Experience in providing assessment and intervention services for children, young people and families subject to statutory involvement.
  • A demonstrated ability to both self-motivate and exercise creativity and initiative in your work, as well as providing supervision, mentoring, direction and feedback to team members in relation to their work performance and practice.
  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough or willingness to obtain prior to commencement, unless applicable of exemption is provided.
  • You must hold a current Queensland Provisional Green or open Driver’s License
  • You must hold a positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and be able to obtain a positive Police Check and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

Why choose to work at Mercy?

Mercy Community appreciates the important work that each person contributes to the success of our programs and services. Being part of the Mercy team, means you have access to some fantastic benefits, such as we:

  • Pay for your Queensland Blue Card and NDIS Worker Screening Card when you need – saving you up to $144 if you need both cards!
  • Provide you and your immediate family free, professional and confidential counselling services. This includes specialised First Nations counsellors.
  • Provide the opportunity to increase your take home pay through the use of salary sacrificing and other packaging benefits -up to $18,550 per annum is available to take advantage of!
  • Provide access to novated leases for a vehicle to help reduce your taxable income.

Depending on your role, you may also be eligible:

  • For annual influenza and/or other vaccination reimbursements
  • To receive pay bonus’ of $500 for successful employee referrals
  • To cash out or purchase annual leave and to
  • Take advantage of extra leave entitlements

We also ensure all our employees have access to a wide variety of excellent learning and development tools to continue your professional and personal development. This includes making sure you have access to plenty of other career pathways and opportunities in the broader Families and Young People programs, or in other programs and services across Mercy.

About Us

Mercy Community is a Catholic not-for-profit, compassionately inspiring and supporting people to live hopeful, connected lives within inclusive communities. We support families and young people, people living with a disability, and older people, and live by our values of Compassion, Integrity, Dignity and Empowerment. We have been providing services and support for over 150 years and our team operates across a network that encompasses urban, rural and remote communities. Please visit our website to find out more about our dedicated team and the work we do.

Mercy Community is delivering the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan to boost our commitment to First Nations deliverables and actions.

How to Apply (Internal Application Only)

Hit apply now! Please Note: Applications will be assessed as they are received, and progression of suitable candidates will occur in real-time. We are seeking an appointment as soon as possible and as such, applications may close sooner than 5.00pm, Sunday 27th August 2023.

Mercy is committed to Safeguarding – taking actions to promote and ensure the welfare of children and adults at risk, protect them from abuse or neglect and supporting an awareness of whole community responsibility to help and protect all in need.