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Team Leader - Employment Services

UnitingCare Queensland - Laidley, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


The Opportunity:

UnitingCare Queensland's Disability Employment Service (DES) is funded by the Federal Government to assist job seekers with disability to gain and maintain sustainable employment within the open labour market.

We are currently seeking a motivated and inspiring Team Leader for our Lockyer Valley team. The role will be accountable for leading and exceeding the delivery of high-quality employment outcomes for people with a disability and contribute to overarching leadership functions across the Service.

In addition to the above you will also have responsibility for:

  • Coach, manage and support a team of Employment Consultants by empowering them to reach their full potential and deliver required results and build a high-performance centric culture;
  • Lead and manage the continuous improvement of all aspects of the program and seek out opportunities for expansion;
  • Lead and manage the quality practice and exceed contractual compliance requirements, strong performance under the DES Star Ratings Framework and associated accreditation/licensing standards; and
  • Create a values driven, safe employment environment that attracts, engages and retains skilled employees and volunteers;

What you'll need:

This opportunity calls for an outstanding communicator with an ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders including community members and organisations. We’re looking for someone who is values driven and passionate about a safe employment environment that attracts, engages and retains our clients, their families and skilled employees.

To addition, you will possess the following:

  • 3 years + Leadership experience in a similar role and relevant qualifications in the Human Services, Community Services or related industry
  • Demonstrated experience with internal and external reporting matrix’s and case management experience will be beneficial along with demonstrated experience in appropriately managing emergency or crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multi-disciplined service, with an understanding specifically of the Human Services sector including ideally, a comprehensive understanding of Disability, issues and practices and community development.
  • Understanding of Community Services Sector levers, drivers & external forces.
  • Understanding of key legislation and standards that exist at the Federal and State levels that impact on service delivery of related programs.
  • A current Positive Notice from Disability Services, willingness to undergo a “Working with Children Check” and a Suitability Card (Blue Card) prior to commencing employment.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificate.

Supporting you to support others:

We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

UnitingCare is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

Laidley, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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