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Team Leader HYAP and Reconnect

Advertiser: Samaritans3.7 out of 53.7 overall rating (26 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 May 2019
Location
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Team Leader HYAP and Reconnect

About Us

For over 30 years Samaritans has been providing unconditional support to many different groups of people. Samaritans core values of compassion, integrity and justice continue to be central to everything we do. Our services support people with a disability, young people, children, families, those escaping domestic violence, and those leaving prison, among others. 

Our vision is to build communities where there is care for the vulnerable and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life. Behind this vision is a united team of over 800 staff members and 400 volunteers who work together throughout Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast, Western and the Mid-North Coast regions of NSW. 

About the Role

We are currently searching for an experienced Qualified Social Worker to become a Team Leader for our Reconnect and HYAP teams based in the Newcastle and Maitland areas, NSW. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide leadership to a team of Social Workers, Family Workers and Project Officers who provide therapeutic and case work related support to young people who are at risk of homelessness or who are currently homeless.

As well as managing a team of varying skill sets, this role involves coordinating both State and Federally funded programs, with the purpose of providing counselling, mediation, group work and practical support to whole families to help break the cycle of homelessness for young people. You will focus heavily on:

- Providing strong, supportive and consultative leadership to two separate teams working with young people who are at risk of homelessness and may be experiencing family relationship challenges across various sites;

- Managing an intake process of assessing and allocating incoming referrals to the team;

- Contributing to case conferences and clinical discussions;

- Ensuring that child protection legislation is adhered to and promote the rights of children and young people whilst recognising family strengths and capacities;

- Being accountable for finances including annual budget, staffing levels, program costs and resource allocation; and

- Leading team meetings, portfolio meetings, and supervision.

About You

Your highly developed interpersonal skills which include an understanding and practice of counselling, mediation, conflict resolution and performance management is attributed to your passion for making a difference in peoples lives. 

Your demonstrated capacity to utilise a strengths-based approach in implementing and overseeing case plans, incorporating appropriate models of intervention along with your skills and experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of client driven therapeutic programs will see that you are successful in this role.

The Essentials

- Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work;

- Current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW);

- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in working with young people and their families from an early intervention perspective, including providing evidence based parenting support

- Experience in family therapy, family mediation and family liaison ;

- Experience in delivery of evidence based therapeutic group programs with young people;

- Experience providing clinical support to allied health and other staff within a multi-disciplinary team; and

- Experience in creating, negotiating and maintaining partnerships with external organisations at a senior level; and

- Experience leading, coaching and managing a team of professionals (desirable).

Joining Samaritans

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to Fitness Passport gym membership
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Payroll giving programs
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment;
  • Progressive organization with a focus on advocacy and social justice.

 

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Applications for this exciting role closes 22 May 2019.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

No agencies or third party applications please.

About Us

For over 30 years Samaritans has been providing unconditional support to many different groups of people. Samaritans core values of compassion, integrity and justice continue to be central to everything we do. Our services support people with a disability, young people, children, families, those escaping domestic violence, and those leaving prison, among others. 

Our vision is to build communities where there is care for the vulnerable and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life. Behind this vision is a united team of over 800 staff members and 400 volunteers who work together throughout Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast, Western and the Mid-North Coast regions of NSW. 

About the Role

We are currently searching for an experienced Qualified Social Worker to become a Team Leader for our Reconnect and HYAP teams based in the Newcastle and Maitland areas, NSW. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide leadership to a team of Social Workers, Family Workers and Project Officers who provide therapeutic and case work related support to young people who are at risk of homelessness or who are currently homeless.

As well as managing a team of varying skill sets, this role involves coordinating both State and Federally funded programs, with the purpose of providing counselling, mediation, group work and practical support to whole families to help break the cycle of homelessness for young people. You will focus heavily on:

- Providing strong, supportive and consultative leadership to two separate teams working with young people who are at risk of homelessness and may be experiencing family relationship challenges across various sites;

- Managing an intake process of assessing and allocating incoming referrals to the team;

- Contributing to case conferences and clinical discussions;

- Ensuring that child protection legislation is adhered to and promote the rights of children and young people whilst recognising family strengths and capacities;

- Being accountable for finances including annual budget, staffing levels, program costs and resource allocation; and

- Leading team meetings, portfolio meetings, and supervision.

About You

Your highly developed interpersonal skills which include an understanding and practice of counselling, mediation, conflict resolution and performance management is attributed to your passion for making a difference in peoples lives. 

Your demonstrated capacity to utilise a strengths-based approach in implementing and overseeing case plans, incorporating appropriate models of intervention along with your skills and experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of client driven therapeutic programs will see that you are successful in this role.

The Essentials

- Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work;

- Current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW);

- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in working with young people and their families from an early intervention perspective, including providing evidence based parenting support

- Experience in family therapy, family mediation and family liaison ;

- Experience in delivery of evidence based therapeutic group programs with young people;

- Experience providing clinical support to allied health and other staff within a multi-disciplinary team; and

- Experience in creating, negotiating and maintaining partnerships with external organisations at a senior level; and

- Experience leading, coaching and managing a team of professionals (desirable).

Joining Samaritans

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to Fitness Passport gym membership
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Payroll giving programs
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment;
  • Progressive organization with a focus on advocacy and social justice.

 

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Applications for this exciting role closes 22 May 2019.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

No agencies or third party applications please.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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