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Fostering Team Leader

Private Company - Cairns City, QLD

Any Industry
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Churches of Christ in Queensland or Care, Children, Youth and Families, Cairns

Permanent, full time opportunity

Imagine a job where everything you did made a difference

About the role

As the Fostering Team Leader, you will lead and support a team of Case Workers and Support Workers. This team is responsible for overseeing carer recruitment and providing ongoing support to general and kinship carers. You will monitor the quality of care being provided to children and young people living in family-based placements.

The team will look upon you as the go-to person for coordinating and overseeing the referral and matching processes, care planning activities and the provision of ongoing support, monitoring and supervision.

Your days will be varied, however, your core duties will include:

  • Planning, delivery and review of strategies that address children and young people's care and developmental needs across all the life domains;
  • Managing all aspects of the workforce within your area of responsibility;
  • Ensuring associated legislative and external reporting requirements are met;
  • Planning of staff travel arrangements across a number of Cape York communities.

You will be a part of a team of heartfelt practitioners who aim to give children and young people a positive journey through care. Travel is required as this position is located in Cairns and provides supports to communities across the Cape York area of North Queensland

About you

You are passionate about the welfare of children and achieving the absolute best outcomes for them.

As a deadline focused individual, you are capable of delivering results with ease. You are a charismatic leader with the proven ability to mentor your team members to overcome hurdles and achieve shared goals.

With excellent communication skills, you are capable of liaising comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have a comprehensive knowledge of legislative and service requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • A recognised qualification (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Solid experience in leading a multidisciplinary team in a child protection context;
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of child protection and out-of-home care frameworks;
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of care services to children and young people in statutory care;
  • Practical knowledge of financial management systems and budgeting:
  • Drivers License -minimum Green Provisional P2 Drivers License

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

In particular, we operate 28 residential aged care services that include specialties such as dementia, palliative and respite care.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more ( for eligible employees) . To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

Please apply below with a cover letter and resume or direct via our careers site at www.imagineyourcareer.com.au

For further information, please contact Julie Teakle on 07 4771 8888.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: Wednesday 23nd June 2021