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Foster Care Team Leader

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Employment type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Dubbo & Central West
Categories: Child & Family Services

  • Team Leader – Case Management, Foster Care
  • Broken Hill Location
  • Full Time Permanent – SCHADS Level 6

An opportunity to join the Foster Care team as a Team Leader has become available due to growth in the team.

Own It - How we get the job done

You will lead a team of case workers in the Foster Care system across the Western region, and will be responsible for the decision making, direct line management and supervision of the members within the team.

Given your knowledge of the case management field in child protection services, you will also hold a limited caseload of complex cases. You will lead the provision of case management services to support children, young people and their families, and carers in the foster care system to enable them to improve their quality of life, achieve permanency and consistency for those that we support, and advocate for social justice.  

Keep Calm and Be Happy – What are the benefits?

  • Competitive Salary based on SCHADS Award 6.1 
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Self-Organising Team based structure and an inclusive culture. You will have autonomy and the opportunity to make decisions and implement your ideas to provide Better Service to the people we support
  • We take COVID-19 seriously and provide PPE, regular information updates and practice the latest health advice
  • Centralised rostering team to ensure you are busy
  • Therapeutic & Behavioural support from a national team of clinicians to reduce harmful behaviour, develop customer social skills and mentor staff
  • Crisis and incident support from national 24/7 Incident Response team
  • Reflective Practice training and ongoing practice support from Practice Development specialists

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

As a Team Leader, you will have the following:

  • Experience in the community services, child protection sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of Human Service delivery
  • Experience providing reflective practice, supervision, and guidance to a team of case workers with diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Extensive experience in strength-based case management to children, young people and/or adults with complex needs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and in partnership with other services, and to receive feedback and guidance where appropriate  
  • Current understanding of issues, trends and approaches underpinning the provision of services to the people we support and their families and carers
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience to work within the relevant legislation, policies, procedures, and standards impacting on the delivery of services to people we support
  • Current drivers’ licence, Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers’ Screening Check and National Police Check

Respect – Who we are and why we do it

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families, and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic, and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone’s fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

Join Us – Next steps

All applications must be lodged online.

For all enquiries regarding this position, and for a copy of the position description, please contact Rachel Shorrock at rachel.shorrock@lifestylesolutions.org.au.

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 closing date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from under-represented communities and groups are strongly encouraged. We can provide adjustments to the recruitment process if required; please contact the Talent Professional on the number above to discuss how we can help.

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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