Team Leader - Foster Care

Team Leader - Foster Care

Job Title: Team Leader - Foster Care
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Reference: KTSEPT04
Job Published: September 06, 2019 17:46

Job Description

Join a reputable not-for-profit and motivate, lead and supervise a dedicated team of case workers to ensure that high standards of professional quality practice are set and maintained.

In this role you will help achieve the organisation's strategic objectives, delivering on operational plans, strengthening and reinforcing organisational values, achieving quality client outcomes and ensuring compliance with all legislative, contractual and industry requirements.

You will directly supervise staff and have direct contact with clients, including children, young people and their biological families and foster carers in addition to internal and external stakeholders to ensure the achievement of safety, wellbeing and permanency outcomes for children and young people.

To be eligible to apply you will need the following:
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology, Community Service, Management or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the provision of Out-of-Home Care services, including demonstrated knowledge in OOHC legislation and standards
  • Previous experience and demonstrated ability in a supervisory role, with the capacity to motivate and lead a team of caseworkers
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues relating to children and young people in Foster Care
  • Knowledge of therapeutic care principles, permanency planning principles and their applicability to children in Foster Care
  • Knowledge of, and capacity to apply child attachment, development and trauma theory in the context of casework
  • Highly developed verbal, written and communication and assessment skills
  • Effective conflict resolution skills, including the ability to appropriately balance competing demands and interests of key stakeholders
  • Highly developed organisational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines and budgets
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Right to live and work in Australia (Sponsorship is NOT offered for this position) 
A competitive salary package is on offer for the right candidate.

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This position is not to be missed! Don't delay, send your CV to, APPLY NOW below or call Kate or Kerri on 02 9810 4498 for a confidential discussion.

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