Team Leader (Family Support Programs)

  • Be a part of making a difference in the local community
  • Work close to home – St Marys location
  • Increase your take home pay with salary packaging

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to join their team in the role of Team Leader for Brighter Futures & Youth Hope programs.

Your new employer…
BTG is an independent, not for profit, community organisation who fosters a friendly, highly productive work environment. BTG is a Christian organisation so it’s important all staff adhere to the Mission and Values of the organisation. Applicants are encouraged to view these statements before applying.

Does your personal mission statement align with that of BTG: “To serve and build hope in those who are abused, neglected, lonely, disadvantaged or hurting in our community. We aim to equip, empower and grow children, young people and families.” If so, read on…

Your new job…
Reporting to the Program Manager, this role manages 6 staff in the Brighter Futures and Youth Hope teams.

The Brighter Futures and Youth Hope programs support families with children aged between 0-8 and 9-15 years in the provision of an integrated, child and young person focused case management service focused on resolving concerns for children’s safety, welfare and wellbeing and strengthening the family unit.

The role is Full Time at 37.5 hours per week and is permanent as funding allows. Salary will be paid in accordance with the NSW SCHADS Award and this role will be classified at Level 6, pay point to be determined based on experience. The role is based in St Marys and will require some travel as necessary. Pool cars are available for use however there may be occasions where use of a personal car may be required therefore a current driver’s license and a registered vehicle are required.

What you’ll need to succeed…
You will be passionate about family services and bring a sound knowledge of the community sector to the role. Your experience will also include a strong background in child protection as well as evidence of successful team leadership.

As an integral member of the leadership team, you will share the vision, mission and beliefs of the organisation.

Selection Criteria…

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling, or minimum 5 years’ experience working with vulnerable families
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience leading a casework team; supervising staff working with high-risk families
  • Experience working with families via a strengths-based, solution-focused approach, within a child-centered, family focused service
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial contact (including hard to engage families), build relationships of trust and cooperation, and resolve conflict
  • Skills in assisting staff to identify children and young people at risk of harm, including completing safety assessments and safety planning
  • Experience advocating and liaising with FaCS, completing the Mandatory Reporters’ Guide, making Risk of Significant Harm Reports
  • Thorough knowledge of Child Protection, and a working knowledge of issues relating to Family Violence, Parental Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Parenting Skills, Child Behaviour Management, Learning Difficulties, Parental Mental Health and Social Isolation
  • Demonstrated experience working with clients from ATSI and CALD backgrounds
  • Current NSW or National Driver’s Licence, and access to a registered vehicle
  • Experience in the Brighter Futures or Youth Hope Program or similar (desirable)

Are you a relational leader and consider yourself highly organized, with an understanding of either the Brighter Futures or Youth Hope program, then this may be the role for you!

What you’ll get in return…

  • High level of diversity in role
  • Excellent working environment
  • Supportive work environment
  • Clinical supervision
  • Generous Salary Packaging Options

What to do now…
Please download the Information Pack with the full Job Description and application instruction and forms.

Recruitment for this role is being managed by an external recruitment agency – Total Workforce Services.

For more information about the role please visit their website or contact Angela on (02) 4555 4634.

All applicants will be required to address the criteria mentioned in the dot points above.

To apply please send a cover letter addressing the criteria or the selection criteria form (from the Information Pack) along with your resume before the closing date.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, don’t delay, apply today!

Closing date: COB (5pm) Wednesday 1st November 2017

All applicants will be required to provide current clearance of a NSW Working with Children Check as well as a recent Police Check.