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Therapeutic Support Manager

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Employment type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Child & Family Services


Lifestyle Solutions is a National Accredited Not For Profit Organisation which has grown to become one of the major leaders and innovators in the Community Services sector in Australia.

Having entered South Australia in late 2020, we continue to expand our services. As a result of growth, we are now recruiting a Therapeutic Support Manager.

Our teams provide services to young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive individualised services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals.

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We are seeking a passionate, dedicated, and emotionally resilient Therapeutic Support Manager to lead our teams of Therapeutic Support workers.

The focus and purpose of this role is to provide excellent service support to Children and Young People, families, significant others, and relevant stakeholders within our therapeutic residential care settings. The role will coordinate both short term and long term placements.

In this role you will enable our children and young people to improve their quality of life, participation in the community, ensure that service delivery is person-centred. You will achieve this by fully utilising a therapeutic framework focussing on strengths-based intervention and support. You will work closely with therapeutic specialist and therapeutic support workers to deliver safe environments for the young people we care for.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, Community Services, Psychology or similar
  • Experience leading teams
  • Relevant  experience of supporting Children and Young People in Out of Home Care who have complex care needs due to trauma based background and/or disability
  • Experience managing staff who regularly face crisis situations in the course of their work.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience to work within the relevant legislation, OOHC Standards, policies, and procedures
  • Capacity to apply culturally appropriate practices with Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in partnership with other services, and to receive feedback and guidance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current drivers licence


In return for your talent and commitment, you will receive

  • an genuine opportunity to be part of an innovative project that is applying sound therapeutic interventions in residential care.
  • A competitive remuneration package (including salary packaging options),
  • Enjoy working as part of a self-organising team. Support from our 24 hours incident response team.
  • Robust support & supervision – we prioritise the wellbeing of our staff.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities as well as enjoy an inclusive culture that ensures our people are motivated, challenged and rewarded for achieving their full potential.
  • Come and join a national agency that is gowing in SA and therefore is offering opportunity for career development & expansion.

For more information about this position please contact Lyndsey Regan on 0427 425203 or

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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