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Senior Care Coordinator - CCYP & SMART

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Job Listing Date
13 Nov 2020
Cairns & Far North
$91,666.64 to $102,890.32
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

The Job

The Senior Care Coordinator (CCYP & SMART) is responsible for the coordination of the Coordinated Care for Vulnerable Young People (CCYP) mechanism and the Specialised Multi Agency Response Team (SMART). This position is a Full Time, Fixed Term position up to 30 June 2022.

The role is based in Cairns, however some intermittent travel is required to support program delivery.

The Program

CCYP is a mechanism that involves a number of government and non-government agencies to assist young people and families to gain access to integrated support service responses through systemic collaboration.

SMART provides multi-agency assessment and response to address young people's needs and factors that may contribute to offending.


The Role

The Senior Care Coordinator will: 

  • Mentor and support CCYP Care Teams, and supervise the SMART Coordinator, to ensure outcome focused and coordinated service delivery
  • Act as interim lead of CCYP Care Teams where there is no agreed lead among CCYP partners
  • Manage the intake, referral and assessment of clients to the CCYP and SMART Panel
  • Continue to develop, maintain and strengthen linkages between CCYP Panel and CCYP Stakeholder Groups
  • Continue to develop and document the Stakeholder Group practice framework in consultation with CCYP members
  • Organise, develop and deliver training and development opportunities to support Care Team participants in the development of collaborative practice 


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Educational qualifications and/or demonstrated experience engaging vulnerable young people
  • Eligibility for a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration
  • Current Queensland driver’s licence
  • Experience leading a small team and providing line supervision
  • Experience working in collaborative care teams or coordinated planning environments
  • Experience in provision of training support to stakeholders to ensure delivery of outcomes for young people
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote communities in Cape York and Torres Strait region as required

The full Position Description and detailed Selection Criteria can be found at

When applying, please attach a current resume and cover letter that describes your relevant experience and interest in the position.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close: COB Friday 11 December 2020

Enquiries can be made to 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?
  • Are you available to travel for this role when required?

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