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ACWA Job Central is the one stop shop for available jobs in the community services sector

Providing this central service for people searching for work in the community services sector will make the process of finding the right candidates for the right jobs so much easier. ACWA is the professional association for all community workers regardless of their occupational title and we want to ensure that well qualified and experienced community workers can find the specialised work they seek and that employers can be assured of high calibre candidates for positions they are advertising.

ACWA Job Central, powered by our ingenious partner uWorkin, gives you every job in the community services sector at your fingertips. You will find website easy to use and the one stop shop you have been searching for. You can refine your search and get alerts when a suitable job is advertised. If you’re a jobseeker, membership of the jobs and talent community is free.

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Featured Jobs

Family Support Practitioner
Territory Families


Professional 1 (Remuneration Package Range $68,038 - $87,741)
Professional 2 (Remuneration Package Range $90,367 - $108,123)
Northern Region, Remote Family Support
Three fixed vacancies are available to 30/06/2020 in Borroloola, Maningrida and Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu)


Make an impact in new territory

Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support. We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?

The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference. Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory. Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

Selection will be made at the P1 or P2 level depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

Quote vacancy number: 38532
Closing date: 30th November 2017

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs or contact us on 1300 659 247

 

Family Support Team Leader
Territory Families 

Northern Region, Remote Family Support
Professional 3, Remuneration Package Range $111,409 - $124,576
Two fixed vacancies are available one in Maningrida to 30/06/2020 and one in Wadeye until 17/03/2018.


Make an impact in new territory

Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support. We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?
The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference. Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory. Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs

Quote vacancy number: 32132
Applications close: 30 November 2017



Child Protection Practitioner
Territory Families

Make an impact in new territory

Professional 1, Remuneration Package Range $68,038 – $87,741 
Professional 2, Remuneration Package Range $98,723 – $108,123
Northern Region Child Protection
Katherine and Darwin
Several Vacancies are available
 

Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support. We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?
The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference. Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory. Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

Selection will be made at the P1 or P2 level depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs

Quote vacancy number: 32320
Applications close: 30 November 2017


Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs or contact us on 1300 659 247



Manager
Territory Families

Make an impact in new territory.

Senior Professional 1 Remuneration Package Range $128,912 - $143,821
Northern Region, Child Protection 
Katherine
Ongoing vacancy


Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support.We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?
The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference. Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory. Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for… with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

Quote vacancy number: 2875
Applications close: 30 November 2017


Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs or contact us on 1300 659 247



Team Leader
Territory Families 

Make an impact in new Territory.

Professional 3 Remuneration Package Range $111,409 - $124,576
Northern Region, Child Protection 
Katherine
Several ongoing and one fixed for 12 month vacancies available 


Territory Families works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Territory Families is recruiting experienced professionals in child protection, youth and family support. We are looking for people who are willing to travel and work with Aboriginal families and services to deliver quality outcomes for children.

In return for your skills and energy you will be offered support to grow and develop your career, excellent progression opportunities, the chance to make an immediate impact in the communities you serve, and you will be rewarded with the best salary and conditions in the country.

Are you this person?

The challenges are real, and so are the opportunities to make a difference.Bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the Northern Territory. Our regional towns and remote communities might be just what you are looking for with the added attraction of some of the most stunning country in Australia.

Quote vacancy number: 27784
Applications close: 30 November 2017

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs or contact us on 1300 659 247


Child Protection Practice Leader Opportunity - DHHS Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services

    
Child Protection Practice Leader

  • Dynamic Child Protection Program
  • Work alongside Leaders in the field
  • Convenient Preston Location

An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a driven individual to join the Preston based, Child Protection team in the capacity of Practice Leader, North Division.

The Practice Leader is responsible for providing expert case practice advice and leadership as well as supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice while demonstrating expertise through case management.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidates will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areasÍž Highly developed People Management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organisation Leadership capability emulated through high level mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level Superior understanding of child development, attachment and trauma theories in relation to child protection practice, and engagement with offenders.

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visitÍž www.careers.vic.gov.au
Please contact Jenny Papageorgiou on 03 9479 0460 for further information regarding this position.

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/875423

Applications close: Tuesday, 5 December 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


Advanced Child Protection Practitioner – Targeted Care Package
Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dynamic Child Protection Program – North Division
  • Drive Change and your Career 
  • Part time and Full time CPP4 Opportunities Available - Genuine Work Life Balance
The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Preston Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within one of Melbourne’s key growth corridors.

Multiple opportunities currently exist for Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (CPP4’s) to provide case management functions to children and families in receipt of a Targeted Care Package (TCP) which deliver wrap-around supports for children. The role also manages the case coordination function of TCP’s contracted to service providers implementing the TCP.

Pivotal to your success will be your ability to assess risk, to build relationships with other professionals and to engage with children and their families in a supportive capacity, while addressing issues that compromise child safety and well-being. 

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Relocation Assistance 
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help our families. 

For information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au  
Please contact Veronica Martin, Area Manager on (03) 9479 0294 for further information.  

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/456860

Applications close: Tuesday, November 28th 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au



Newly Created Senior Child Protection Opportunities - DHHS Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services
  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities 
  • Bendigo, Mildura or Swan Hill office
Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals to join the Bendigo, Mildura or Swan Hill based teams in the capacity of Senior Practitioner (Supervisory & Non Supervisory) – CPP5 Classification.

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Bendigo, Mildura and Swan Hill Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within rural Victoria. 

Senior Child Protection Practitioners are responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the mentoring of child protection practitioners. 

Pivotal to your success in this challenging and fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess superior practice and risk assessment capability and leadership acumen coupled with experience assuming a mentoring role. 

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Relocation Assistance Package
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. 

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au   
Please contact Kim Grindlay on 03 5434 5799 for enquiries

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/513515

Applications close: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


Newly Created Senior Child Protection Opportunities - DHHS Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services

  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities 
  • Drive Sustainable Change
Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals to join the Preston based team in the capacity of Senior Practitioner (Supervisory & Non Supervisory) – CPP5 Classification.

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Preston Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within one of Melbourne’s key growth corridors.

Senior Child Protection Practitioners are responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the mentoring of child protection practitioners. 

Pivotal to your success in this challenging and fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess superior practice and risk assessment capability and leadership acumen coupled with experience assuming a mentoring role. 

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Relocation Assistance Package
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. 

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au   

Please contact Kathryn Ellard on 03 9479 0453 for any enquiries

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/513514

Applications close: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


Newly Created Senior Leadership Opportunities -  DHHS Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services
  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities 
  • Bendigo, Swan Hill and Mildura locations
Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals to join the Bendigo, Swan Hill or Mildura based leadership teams in the capacity of Team Manager – CPP5 Classification.

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Bendigo and Mildura Child Protection Branches service a diverse client base within rural Victoria. 

Team Managers are responsible for delivering positive outcomes for children and families, statutory case planning, case allocation and management of resources, budget and a small team of practitioners. Team Managers work collaboratively with the Senior Child Protection Practitioner to strengthen case practice and to support other practitioners.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess highly developed people management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization and superior stakeholder management experience, underpinned by strong business acumen.

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development 
  • Relocation Assistance Package
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. 

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au   
Please contact Hilary Makepeace on 03 5022 3123 for any enquiries

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/625311

Applications close: Tuesday 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au



Advanced Child Protection Practitioner – Targeted Care Package
Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dynamic Child Protection Program – North Division
  • Drive Change and your Career 
  • Full time CPP4 Opportunities Available
The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Bendigo Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base in a vibrant and diverse inland city.

Outstanding opportunities currently exist for Advanced Child Protection Practitioners (CPP4’s) to provide case management functions to children and families in receipt of a Targeted Care Package (TCP) which deliver wrap-around supports for children. The role also manages the case coordination function of TCP’s contracted to service providers implementing the TCP.

Pivotal to your success will be your ability to assess risk, to build relationships with other professionals and to engage with children and their families in a supportive capacity, addressing issues that compromise child safety and well-being. 

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Relocation Assistance 
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. 

For information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au  
Please contact Kim Grindlay, Acting Child Protection Operations Manager on (03) 5434 5799 for further information.  

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/456859

Applications close: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


Principal Practitioner
Department of Health & Human Services
  • Senior Appointment - Principal Practitioner (CPP6)
  • Child Protection Program – Newly created position
  • Convenient Preston based location
An outstanding opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to work with the Preston based Child Protection team in the capacity of Principal Practitioner. Operating as part of the North Division Service, the role will report to the North Division Director Child Protection, with a primary focus on service delivery within Northern Metro Area. 

As part of the Child Protection Leadership team, the Principal Practitioner will possess the qualifications, skills and experience to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable children and families, particularly regarding the most high risk, complex and sensitive cases. This will be achieved through strengthening the skills and knowledge of child protection practitioners and building a child focused family centred practice culture with an emphasis on collaborative approaches with service providers in the broader service system.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrable skills in the following key areas;
  • Highly developed collaboration, communication and engagement skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Leadership capability in promoting exceptional practice and risk assessment through modelling mentoring, coaching and supervision at an expert level.
  • Proven experience in progressing and delivering outcomes in court
This is a genuine opportunity to contribute to long term and sustainable change for those children most at risk.
      
Relocation assistance available for the successful candidate.

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au   

Please contact Denise McLaughlin, Director Child Protection on (03) 9479 0452 for further information.  

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/854123

Applications close: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


Newly Created Senior Leadership Opportunities - DHHS Victoria
Department of Health & Human Services

  • Contemporary Child Protection Program
  • Outstanding Leadership Opportunities 
  • Drive Sustainable Change – Convenient Preston location
Outstanding opportunities currently exist for highly motivated individuals to join the Preston based leadership team in the capacity of Team Manager – CPP5 Classification.

The North Division Child Protection Branch prides itself on its commitment to making children safe, supporting stronger families, and protecting future generations.

The dynamic and professional practitioners located at our Preston Child Protection Branch service a diverse client base within one of Melbourne’s key growth corridors.

Team Managers are responsible for delivering positive outcomes for children and families, statutory case planning, case allocation and management of resources, budget and a small team of practitioners. Team Managers work collaboratively with the Senior Child Protection Practitioner to strengthen case practice and to support other practitioners.

Pivotal to your success in this challenging yet fulfilling role, ideal candidates will possess highly developed people management skills with the ability to forge relationships at all levels of the organization and superior stakeholder management experience, underpinned by strong business acumen.

In return you will receive;
  • Supervision by Leaders in the field
  • Exposure to innovative Social Work Practices
  • Ongoing Professional Development 
  • Relocation Assistance Package
Make the decision to pursue a fulfilling professional career and help Victorian families. 

For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au   
Please contact Veronica Martin on 03 9479 0294 for enquiries

Job Reference number: DHHS/ND/625310

Applications close: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Child Protection
Department of Health & Human Services (VIC)


Protecting our most vulnerable children from harm is one of the most important jobs you can do. YOU can help rewrite tomorrow, one child at a time.

  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Challenging and rewarding role
  • Make a difference in vulnerable children’s lives
  • Roles Based in Victoria

Skills and Experience

Are you passionate about social work or child welfare? We would love to hear from you!

We are looking for social work, psychology or welfare graduates as well as experienced child protection/child and family welfare professionals to join our teams. You must have a valid driver’s licence to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assessing children and young people who are in need of protection
  • Conducting risk assessments and investigations 
  • Working collaboratively with families, community services organisations and other professionals to develop and implement effective plans for children
  • Managing complex cases, problem solving and presenting matters to the Children's Court of Victoria as required
  • As a senior practitioner or team manager, you will also be accountable for supporting and developing child protection practitioners, whilst demonstrating expertise in case practice and supervision

Salary

  • Child Protection Practitioner (CPP3) $64,583 to $78,418
  • Advanced Child Protection Practitioner (CPP4) $79,955 to $90,716
  • Team Manager and Senior Child Protection Practitioner (CPP5) $92,253 to $111,619

There are various positions available across Victoria's metropolitan and rural areas. To apply, please go to https://childprotectionjobs.dhs.vic.gov.au/register.html.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. In particular, our focus is on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection practitioners.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services recruitment process. 

Team Leader Goulburn
CareSouth (NSW)


Who CareSouth are

CareSouth is a local, community based organisation with a dynamic and bold vision to make a difference 'every day'. Working across locations in NSW and ACT, we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate. Our purpose is to influence and support the safety, development and empowerment of children, young people, adults and communities.

About the role

CareSouth are currently seeking a Full Time Team Leader to join the CareSouth Goulburn Permanency Support team in early 2018.

Under the direction of the Manager, you will be responsible for providing strong leadership and coordinate the requirements of the team on a day-to-day basis whilst ensuring the provision of services and support to staff, clients and families in line with CareSouth's Practice Framework. We are seeking a positive and engaging leader who can demonstrate previous success in dealing with permanency support, experience with adoption, guardianship, foster care, and family restoration/preservation.

In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of children, young people and people with a disability
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work/Welfare, Social Sciences, Disability or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated high level leadership, written and verbal communication, conflict management and resolution, negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Proven flexibility, adaptability and able to respond and adjust easily to change in work demands.
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate multiple tasks.
  • Understanding of the ongoing effects of injuries, trauma and/or neglect and abuse.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership capacity within the OOHC, Disability Services or Community Services sector.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team, including staffing, budget management, reporting and accountability.
  • Demonstrated experience in permanency support, adoption, guardianship, foster care and family preservation/restoration.
  • Proven effective interpersonal, conflict negotiation and resolution skills and ability to provide leadership under pressure

Do you want to be a part of something great?

At CareSouth, we recognise that the work you do every day is what makes our organisation great. We want to reward that and be an organisation that you are proud to be a part of.

To recognise the work you do we offer competitive salary and packaging options, tailored professional development pathways to support you to reach your potential and encourage work life balance and self-care. This is wrapped up in a compassionate, supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted and determined every day.

This is your chance to create a positive future for children or young people. Be BOLD and apply for your new career with CareSouth today.

To apply: To be considered for this role you must address the selection criteria listed in the Position Description and submit your application via our website www.caresouth.org.au/work-with-us

Applications close: 23rd November 2017

CareSouth welcomes applications from people with Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.

CareSouth is proud to be fully committed to safeguarding children, young people and people with a disability from abuse and neglect.

NOTE: Positions are subject to a Working with Children/Vulnerable People clearance and satisfactory National Police Check

Enquiries to: Kim Bool 1300 554 260

               


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